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Human Resource Development Program

International Human Resource Development Program 2011

Duration: June 2011 to March 2012
Eligibility: The university’s administrative staff (four attended)
Research outline: Investigate the current status of research assistance systems in Germany and England, aiming at developing administrative staff who can efficiently promote international industry-government-academia collaboration. Conduct interviews at the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Science, the University of Bonn, RWTH Aachen University, the University of Cambridge, the University of Reading, the University of Oxford, University College London (UCL), and the University of Nottingham.

Major research:
  • About research assistance systems and human resource development (by Michiru Takeda )
  • About acceptance systems of researchers from foreign countries (by Kaori Yoshikawa)
  • About support for acquiring external resources (donations, etc.) (by Yoshiyuki Kusada)
  • About collaborative research agreements (by Masao Ohashi)

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International Human Resource Development Program 2010

Duration: May 2010 to March 2011
Eligibility: The university’s administrative staff (five attended)
Research outline: Investigate the current status of research assistance systems in England, aiming at developing administrative staff who can efficiently promote international industry-government-academia collaboration. Conduct interviews at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), Imperial College London; the University of Leeds; Cranfield University; and the University of Edinburgh and participate in the training program provided by ISIS Innovation Ltd., a technology-transfer company owned by Oxford University.

Major research:
  • Report on the ISIS training program
  • About consulting (by Junko Tsukamoto)
  • About research assistance systems (by Satoshi Tanaka)
  • About clerical work on collaborative research agreements (Atsuko Kawakita)
  • About management and use of intellectual property (Rie Otani)
  • About IT services at universities in England (Katsuyuki Tada)

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International Human Resource Development Program 2009

Duration: May 2009 to March 2010
Eligibility: The university’s administrative staff (four attended)
Research outline: Investigate the current status of research assistance systems in the United States, aiming at developing administrative staff who can efficiently promote international industry-government-academia collaboration. Conduct interviews with research administrators (RAs) from the related sections of UC Davis, the university’s international-exchange affiliate university.

Major research:
  • Research administration at UC Davis (Toru Yakura)
  • About acquisition of donations from individuals (Kohei Sakamoto)
  • Report on the execution of external research expenditures (Koji Yamamoto)
  • Direction of assistance for university-originated ventures at universities and industry-government-academia collaboration activities (Shunsuke Yasunobu)

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International Human Resource Development Program 2008

Duration: August 2008 to March 2009
Eligibility: The university’s administrative staff (five attended)
Research outline: Investigate the current status of research assistance systems in the United States, aiming at developing administrative staff who can efficiently promote international industry-government-academia collaboration. Attend the annual meeting of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), conduct surveys at universities and a law firm around Washington D.C., and conduct interviews with researchers. Major research:
  • Survey at the George Washington University (Asa Kaneko)
  • Survey at the University of Maryland (Katsuhiro Azuma)
  • Survey at Johns Hopkins University (Haruna Hatoyama)
  • Interviews with researchers (Toru Yakura)
  • Survey at a patent firm in the United States (Tomoteru Onishi)

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Technology Transfer Human Resource Development Program 2007

(Project Developing the System of Encouraging International Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration, a developmental project sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Intellectual Property Headquarters in 2007)
Duration: July 2007 to March 2008
Eligibility: The university’s administrative staff (eleven attended) Lecture outline: Program copyright, institutions related to material transfer, contract-concluding procedures, etc.
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Technology Transfer Human Resource Development Program 2006

(Internal Human Resource Development Project, development of intellectual-asset human resources on an international level, a developmental project sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Intellectual Property Headquarters in 2006)
Duration: October 2006 to February 2007
Eligibility: The university’s administrative staff (six attended)
Lecture outline: Inventor certification, patent system and procedures, marketing, value evaluation of inventions, and license agreements
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Technology Transfer Human Resource Development OJT Program 2005

(Project by the National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training in 2005) Duration: September 7, 2005, to February 23, 2006
Eligibility: Students and teachers (seventeen attended)
Lecture outline: Industry property law (patent laws of Japan and the United States), marketing, and technology transfer agreement

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