The Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities
For being a globally recognized education and research center
Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) was selected in fiscal 2013 as an institution that the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) would support as part of MEXT’s Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities. Under the program, NAIST strives to enhance our research capabilities fixing it's eyes on appropriate attitude it should be. Furthermore NAIST strategically promotes advanced research in order to improve NAIST’s global presence.。
University research administrator (URA) is a member of a new profession in Japan whose duties include facilitating the university’s formulation of research strategies for total optimization over the long term from a university-wide perspective, promoting improvement of research systems and the research environment based on the strategies, and communicating the university’s research achievements to the world. As the interface between academic staff and administrative staff, the URA supports the university’s management team and researchers through diverse activities ranging from formulation of strategies and winning of competitive research funds to managing the progress of research projects.
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