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Overseas branches and URA

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Overseas residential URA and overseas offices

As a unique feature of the research strengthening project at National Institutes of Natural Sciences, in order to efficiently execute international collaboration, we have placed oversea residential URA in the US and Europe offices.

Overseas residential URA

  • U.S. overseas URA in Princeton University
  • European overseas URA Germany · Bonn

Results so far

  • The achievement of the world's highest international collaborative research by using the ultra wide-field principal focus camera (HSC) to be installed in the Subaru telescope of the world's most advanced equipment realized by the strategic scientific and financial investment from Princeton University. Twenty-three out of the Forty-two papers published in the Special Issue on the English Research Report of the Japanese Astronomical Society (PASJ) co-authored by researchers from Japan and Princeton)
  •  Dispatch of young researchers to accelerate cutting-edge international collaborative research at Princeton University (2 researchers: Developmental Biology, a newly developed collaborative research field as NINS, 1 researcher: Multidisciplinary field of Astro- plasma Physics)
  • In order to establish the world's most advanced collaborative research and research support environments, we hired international collaboration fellow (NINS · Princeton Collaboration Fellow) who is as "Princeton-stayed researcher" in the field of astronomy and nuclear fusion science (NINS and Princeton University cooperatively accept application from all over the world), and conducted joint selection with both parties. The researcher was hired by NINS and stayed mainly at Princeton University. We got a huge response internationally and adopted one out of numbers of applications.
  • Cooperating with the JSPS USA Washington office, we planned and succeeded "Science in Japan Forum 2017", the flagship event of the office in the field of astronomy
  • We announced "Notifications and Recommendations" related to changes in the minimum salary policy of the US government
  • Cooperating with JSPS Bonn Office and University of Tsukuba to open NINS Bonn European Office
  • An agreement on the fields of astronomy and nuclear fusion science with Max-Plank Association
  • With JSPS Bonn Office, we did call for university participation from Research University Network (RUN) to attend "JAPAN TAG" event (now developed to JANET Forum). We also, together with university participants, visited Max-Plank Association headquarters etc.