Division for Research Strategy


Department for Innovative Research
The Department for Innovative Research collaborates with IR Office of the Center for Strategy and Planning. They study the governments policy of advanced science and technology in Japan and abroad and drafts our research strategies, aiming to develop future research fields and respond to social demands.
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Department for Interdisciplinary Frontier Research
We promote the network of researchers of their fields and/or affiliations and pursue interdisciplinary research with researchers with excellence.
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The Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities

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.