Institute for Advanced Study Inaugurated
Kyushu University established the Institute for Advanced Study on October 1, 2009 as a venue for researchers with extraordinary research achievements at the Nobel Prize level. The institute will continue with the research activities of promising young researchers who will lead the next generation. Researches will be drawn from across departmental lines, and will conduct advanced research activities. Commemorating its establishment, an opening ceremony was held on December 9. At the opening ceremony, speeches were delivered by Setsuo Arikawa, President, and Tsutomu Katsuki, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study. They were followed by Seiji Shinkai and Takehiko Sasazuki, Emeritus Professors who gave lectures explaining their abundant and advanced research achievements and the knowledge they acquired. Institute for Advanced Study has started full operation as a global research core that will engage in top research activities, leading the academic community and disseminating its research achievements for the benefit of society.