On 22 December 2020, Kyoto University approved the establishment of a research lab for 'green porous materials' as an 'on-site laboratory' jointly operated by the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) of the Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS) in partnership with the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The new lab will open at IMRE and begin operation by the end of the current fiscal year.
Kyoto University launched the 'On-site Laboratory Initiative' in September 2018 as part of its strategy under the education ministry's Designated National University (DNU) program. The initiative enables academic departments and centers at Kyoto University to establish laboratories in collaboration with overseas partners, to be hosted by either or both institutions with local management.
These laboratories are tasked with conducting world-leading advanced research, developing quality human capital, recruiting talented international students, and expanding collaboration with industrial partners. Through these efforts, Kyoto University aims to strengthen its institutional infrastructure with a view to playing a greater role in international academia, and further contributing to development and innovation in Japan.
Ten laboratories have already been established or approved for establishment through the initiative, with the newly approved Laboratory for Green Porous Materials bringing the total to eleven.
Overview of the Laboratory for Green Porous Materials, approved for establishment in FY2020
|Laboratory name||Kyoto University graduate school/institute||Partner institution||Date of establishment|
|Laboratory for Green Porous Materials||Institute for Integrated Cell–Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS)||Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore||March 2020 (planned)|