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The Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities

Hiroshima University has been selected as one of the institutions designated under MEXT's "The Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities."

Focusing attention on the institution-wide function of academic research, "The Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities" aims to augment the research capability of each institution and contribute to the strengthening of a group of Japanese universities engaged in world-class research activities. Based on a situation analysis of their own research activities, the institutions are encouraged to employ and utilize URAs*, human resource personnel engaged in research administration who are in charge of research strategy and intellectual property management. The institutions are also encouraged to strategically support the implementation of effective initiatives for research environment restructuring, such as the promotion of efforts to accelerate competitive research, the creation of innovative research areas, and the development of a world-class research environment.

Hiroshima University's Plan

Research Promotion System and Development of Research Environment

Research Centers Aiming to Be among the World's Best

About Research Centers

For Hiroshima University to truly transform itself into a research university that is counted among the world's best, it is essential that the university's research activities be developed, and that its research achievements are disseminated on a global scale. Hiroshima University's research centers have been newly selected from various domains to be main players in HU's transformation.

About Project Research Center

Hiroshima University has started the ‘Project Research Center’ on April 1, 2003. The center aims at activating and promoting the excellent researches of high originality that are proposed by the staffs across the Graduate Schools and Departments. In principle, the research projects are carried out using the staff's funds without additional support of person and space from the university.

Securing and Fostering of Excellent Research Personnel

For Globalizing Research Activities

Research at HU