May 16, 2013, Kyushu University and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) signed an agreement to collaborate and cooperate on future research.
Starting with collaboration in neutron science research under the agreement, which was originally entered into with and affiliate of KEK known as the Institute of Materials Structure Science in April 2009, Kyushu University and KEK have developed a cooperative relationship in various projects, such as promoting a plan for an International Linear Collider (ILC), implementing the ATLAS Experiment (proton collision) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), and carrying out studies for upgrading the Fixed-Field Alternating Gradient (FFAG) accelerator. Based on these collaborative achievements, the parties have concluded an agreement to expand the scope of collaboration and continuously conduct comprehensive research.
(Top) University President Arikawa (left) and KEK Director General Suzuki executing the agreement
(Bottom) President Arikawa giving a briefing to the press