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Redox Navi Institute (Innovation Center for Medical Redox Navigation)
Biotron Institute
Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Radioisotope Center
Center of Advanced Instrumental Analysis
The International Student Center
The Kyushu University Museum
System LSI Research Center
Space Environment Research Center (SERC)
Research Center for Korean Studies
Research Center for Education in Health Care System
Center for Research and Advancement in Higher Education
Research Institute of Superconductor Science and Systems
Kansei Center for Arts and Science
Art, Science and Technology Center for Cooperative Research
Research Laboratory for High Voltage Electron Microscopy
Laboratory for Waste Water Treatment
Natural Disaster Information Center of Western Japan
Institute for Ionized Gas and Laser Research
Kyushu University Archives
Center for Accelerator and Beam Applied Science
Venture Business Laboratory
Admission Center
Hydrogen Technology Research Center
Center for Future Chemistry
Bio-Architecture Center
Research Center for Steel
Digital Medicine Initiative
Asia Center
Low Temperature Center
Mathematical Research Center for Industrial Technology
Research and Education Center of Carbon Resources
Inamori Frontier Research Center
 
Biotron Institute
This Institute was established in 1966 to furnish biologists with controlled environments and to promote biotronics. The Institute has various types of equipment (i.e., phytotron glass rooms, artificial light growth chambers, incubators, a zootron and an entomotron) for exact control of environmental factors such as air temperature, humidity, wind, light and CO2 concentration.
 
Institute of Tropical Agriculture
This Institute was established in 1975. The functions of the institute are: to plan and execute joint research on tropical agriculture; to communicate with other similar organizations in both Japan and foreign countries; to promote cooperation for education in tropical areas including the exchange of researchers and students; and to conserve specimens and stocks in tropical areas and to make them available to researchers.
 
Radioisotope Center
The Center was established in 1980 by combining four existing radioisotope facilities. It consists of three divisions: Radiation Safety Management, Radiological Science Research, and Radiation Monitoring and Information. The Center provides experimental facilities and the latest radiation measurement instruments for users in all fields of radioisotope sciences. The Center also provides information and instructions on the safe handling of radioisotopes as well as a fundamental training course for less experienced researchers.
 
Center of Advanced Instrumental Analysis
The purpose of the Center is to facilitate advanced instrumental analysis and high grade specimen preparation for research and education conducted by staff of the entire university. Thirty-three instruments have been installed or registered at the main center, and thirty-five at its branch in the Faculty of Engineering. (for joint use by researchers in Kyushu University)
 
The International Student Center
This Center was established in 1985 to provide Japanese language training for international students and help them adapt to life in Fukuoka. Now with over 1,100 overseas students at the university, it offers a growing range of educational programs and support services. Japanese language courses have developed to include all levels from beginners to advanced learners. There are also Japanese and Asian Studies programs in both English and Japanese, which run for six weeks, one semester and a full year. Please see our website for more details.
http://www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/center/home.htm
 
The Kyushu University Museum
The Kyushu University Museum was established in April 2000 in order to standardize the maintenance and management of individual collections of specimens and archives that have been scattered among numerous laboratories. This standardization will allow these collections to be recorded in a database, which will aid research and education both inside and outside the university. The museum consists of three laboratories: Laboratory of Curatorial Sciences, Laboratory of Analytical Sciences, and Laboratory of Information and Multimedia Sciences.
 
System LSI Research Center
System LSI Research Center (SLRC) was established in 2001 to be a COE of System LSI design technologies. SLRC has played an important role in Silicon Sea Belt Fukuoka project through research activities of the Innovative Cluster Creation Project and education in QUBE and System LSI College. SLRC is also promoting the IC card project in Kyushu University. A satellite campus was opened in Momochi-hama in 2004, where many LSI design industries are located.
 
Space Environment Research Center (SERC)
SERC was established in 2002 to conduct fundamental studies of space weather. SERC's primary mission is to collect data on the earth's magnetic field. In this way, SERC provides, Japan's most inportant contribution to IHY (International Heliophysical Year on the UN). In addition, in 2006, SERC was instrumental in the creation of ULTIMA, which is an international consortium of magnetometer arrays. More information on SERC, IHY, and ULTIMA canbe found at www.serc.kyushu-u.ac.jp
 
Research Center for Korean Studies
In November 1998, the then Korean Prime Minister, Kim Jong-Pil, gave a lecture at Kyushu University expressing his determination to forge a new relationship between Korea and Japan. The success of his visit to Kyushu University contributed enormously to the conclusion of an agreement with the Korea Foundation in July 1999. To further promote Korean Studies at Kyushu University and cultural exchange between Korea and Japan, the Center was established on the 17th of December 1999. In April 2002, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology founded the Center as an institution under ministerial ordinance. The Center offers four fields of research: the social network, the political and economic system, the human environments and the general research plan.
The Center is a two-story building. The first floor is a communal lounge equipped with a large screen TV broadcasting news and other programming in Korean and various magazines and journals about Korea. The second floor has offices for the director and professors including a visiting professor.
In addition to acting as a source for academic information, the Center promotes international conferences and facilitates joint research with regard to Korean studies.
 
Research Center for Education in Health Care System
This Center was established in 2003 to improve and enhance a multidisciplinary education of the health care system based on medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutics, and health sciences. The key functions are to research education in this area and to support planning and implementation of multidisciplinary curricula in the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutics.
 
Center for Research and Advancement in Higher Education
This Center was established in June 2006. It consists of four collaborating divisions of Higher Education, General Education, Admissions, and Student Counseling and Guidance. The aim of the Center is to improve, develop and promote higher education, and to support the course on the admissions office style of student selection (AO selection).
 
Research Institute of Superconductor Science and Systems
The Research Institute of Superconductor Science and Systems (RISS) was initiated in 2003 as the joint-use research center for basic science and the near-future application of superconductors. Research and education in RISS cover basic phenomena and new concepts in superconductors, improvements in electromagnetic properties of superconducting wires and films, applications to superconductive devices and systems in cooperation with several Graduate Schools and Faculties in Kyushu University.
 
Kansei Center for Arts and Science
Newly established in October 2003, when Kyushu University and Kyushu Institute of Design were unified, the Kansei Center for Arts and Science functions as a base for cooperative research and education drawing on the academic activities of the two universities. Its goal is the creation of technology with innovative values that combine artistic sensitivity and contemporary science.
Through training in this discipline, students will be able to play active roles in the world of science and design. The Center consists of four Departments : the Department of Digital Image Creation; the Department of Real Objects Design; the Department of Applied Digital Information; the Department of Design Archives.
 
Art, Science and Technology Center for Cooperative Research
Established in 1994, the Center is dedicated to various types of collaborative research among industry, government and academia. The Center includes three divisions, Liaison, Design and Project. The Liaison division promotes collaboration, technology transfer, and licensing between the university and industry. The Design division functions as a core base for cooperative research in art and technology. The function of Project division is to promote joint research by coordinating activities among advanced projects. The Center seeks to nourish research and education, and contributes to social welfare by utilizing the scientific and intellectual resources of Kyushu University.
 
Research Laboratory for High Voltage Electron Microscopy
This Laboratory was established in1975 to support research at Kyushu University. Principal equipment includes a JEM-1000 high voltage electron microscope with a maximum accelerating voltage of 1,250KV, a JEM-4000EX high resolution electron microscope. A JEM-200CX auxiliary electron microscope, a JEM-2000FX analytical electron microscope with X-ray spectrometer, and a JEM-2010FEF nano-probe energy-filtering electron microscope, and various types of equipment have also been introduced to facilitate the laboratory's research objectives. Furthermore, a TECNAI-20, a TECNAI-20F and a JEM-3200FSK digitized transmission electron microscopes have also been installed. Installation of a new High-Voltage electron microscope, JEM-1300NEF, was completed at Ito Campus.
 
Laboratory for Waste Water Treatment
This Laboratory works to remove harmful components from waste water produced by a wide variety of experimental activities in all faculties and institutes of Kyushu University, while simultaneously undertaking technologically advanced efforts to perfect water treatment.
 
Natural Disaster Information Center of Western Japan
This Center is the natural disaster information center in the western part of Japan. The main aim of the Center is to collect reports and information about natural disasters, and make them available to engineers and scientists in the field of natural disasters. Another aim of the Center is to lead research activities on the science and prevention of natural disasters in the western part of Japan.
 
Institute for Ionized Gas and Laser Research
The Institute was established in 1989 and aims to promote interdisciplinary research in Kyushu University in the field of ionized gas and laser research. The studies at the Institute are 1) the development of new lasers for ionized gas research 2) optical and instrumental calibrations for ionized gas and laser research and 3) applications of laser diagnostics and engineering for ionized gas research.
 
Kyushu University Archives
Established in 1992 and reorganized in 2005, the Kyushu University Archives house a wide selection of documents relating to Kyushu University. The archives actively collect, examine and preserve all kinds of documents dealing with the university. The collection is open to visiting scholars and to the general public.
 
Center for Accelerator and Beam Applied Science
The purpose of the center is to supply particle beams andgamma rays for users in fields including the nuclear, material, biological, and medical science and technology. The center consists of four divisions of accelerator development, hadron material and energy science, interdisciplinary particle-beam science, and interdisciplinary gamma-ray science. Construction of a building and transport of a Fixed-Field-Alternating-Gradient synchrotron (proton energy of 150 MeV) to the Ito Campus will be completed before the end of the 2007 fiscal year.
 
Venture Business Laboratory
The Kyushu University Venture Business Laboratory with a total floor area of 2,000m2 including a 200m2 clean room was established on the Hakozaki Campus in 1996. The research project, "Development of New Electronic and Electric Devices and their Systematism," has been developing various scientific subjects such as new, functional, high-speed transmission devices. The Laboratory also offers a wide variety of educational projects for graduate students with venture spirit.
 
Admission Center
The Admission Center (AC) was established in April 1999 as one of the first three research centers for admissions at national universities. The aim of the Center is to develop a new student selection program called "the admissions office style student selection (AO selection)." Kyushu University started this new AO selection program in 2000 for admissions to three schools, and in 2009 for admission to eight schools and the 21st Century Program.
 
Hydrogen Technology Research Center
The Hydrogen Technology Research Center (HTRC) was founded in 2004 to develop technologies for hydrogen energy. The HTRC is involved in four research activities: hydrogen energy utilization and conversion; hydrogen production and supply; safety design technology for mechanical systems and infrastructure; and integration technology to optimize overall system performance.
The goal of the HTRC is to establish hydrogen-related science and technology. Research, development and demonstration of materials and systems for hydrogen energy are the major research activities, including fuel cells, hydrolysis, hydrogen storage and supply, hydrogen sensing and safety. This Center of Kyushu University is cooperating with the Research Center for Hydrogen Industrial Use and Storage, founded in the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), focusing on fundamental materials science and technology in high-pressure hydrogen systems.
 
Center for Future Chemistry
The purpose of the center is to develop the materials, sciences, and technologies for future chemistry. The center consists of three divisions: Division of Information Materials, Division of Photoactive Materials, and Division of Translational Research. The research activities in this center mainly include information, photoactive, nanotechnology, biological, environmental, and energy related chemistry. Research activities of this center also include translational research of the developed materials and technologies for industry.
 
Bio-Architecture Center
The Bio-Architecture Center was established in April 2005, aiming to create a strategic research foothold in a period of five years. The center comprises 5 divisions to promote a new research field able to design metabolic regulations and networks to produce functional biomaterials, named: Metabolic Architecture Design System. The activities of the center also aim to establish an effective and productive cooperative framework for industry and academia.
 
Research Center for Steel
The Research Center for Steel was established in April, 2005 to develop research related to the production of steel and the evaluation of its properties. In addition, the center seeks to train excellent researchers and engineers who will be engaged in steel making companies, public research centers and universities in future. The management of this center features the collaboration between steel related companies and Kyushu University with respect to both education and research activity.
 
Digital Medicine Initiative
Despite enormous contributions of life science to medicine, the lack of a framework to integrate the knowledge of life science into clinical medicine prevents full exploration of its potential. To promote such integration, Kyushu University established the Center for Digital Medicine Initiative in 2005. The center aims at developing high performance multi-scale, multi-physics computational human pathophysiology models. The human models translate molecular mechanisms into complex system function and facilitate the development of new modalities of diagnosis and treatment. They serve as a universal platform to integrate new discoveries and observations in life science into the complex human system.
 
Asia Center
Established in July 2005, the Asia Center serves as a focalpoint to promote research on contemporary Asia, and address selected policy issues facing Japan and its neighboring countries. The Asia Center's multidisciplinary research forcuses 1) the formation of East Asian identities in China, Korea and Japan 2)the transnational migration of care workers in Asia. It also offers various outreach programs and provides information on Asian studies at Kyushu University.
 
Mathmatical Research Center for Industrial Technology
This Center , called the MRIT.,was established in 2007 to create a new research and educational collaboration between the industrial world and the mathematics world. It is intended to be a major contributor to the promotion of mathematical approaches for use in various areas of technology. In order to achieve this purpose, the three divisions of Functional Mathematics, Technological Mathematics and the Research & Education Support Division are constituted and mainly supported by the Faculty of Mathematics.
 
Low Temperature Center
The Low Temperature Center was established in April 2006 to supply liquid nitrogen and liquid helium for research and education of low temperature science. The Center provides seminars in cryogenic education for researchers, technical staff and students in Kyushu University. It consists of two sub-centers: Hakozaki Center and Ito Center, the latter of which has started work in 2007.
 
Reseach and Education Center of Carbon Resources
This institute has been established to create an international Center of Excellence for more sustainable utilixation of coal, oil, and other fossil fuel resources. While carbon resources are of crucial importance for society , the world is facing significant problems due to the exhaustion of supplies and the pollution resulting from their use. Top-level research and educationthrough international cooperation on the utilization of carbon resources, with concomitant protection of the global environment, constitute the mission of this institute.
 
Inamori frontier Research Center
The newly established INAMORI FRONTIER RESEARCH CENTER(IFRC) owes its existence to the strong support of the INAMORI FOUNDATION and KYOCERA CORPORATION. The IFRC focuses its research on science and advanced technologies to help achieve comfortable and environmentally-friendly living standards. The IFRC comprises the following 4 research fields:
(A) Environmental science and technology
(B) Energy science and technology
(C) Science and technology for soft materials
(D) Electronic materials and devices
The IFRC is a unique interdisciplinary Center of Excellence. Located in Kyushu University, and acting as an intellectual core to open up the frontiers of future sciences and technologies, the IFRC encourages active researchers with exceptional qualifications to expand new research fields.
 
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