Selected for the FY2008 Global COE Program

Three projects submitted by the University were selected for the FY2008 Global COE Program.

The Global COE Program is being implemented to expand and further strengthen Japan's graduate school education functions. This program prioritizes supporting the establishment of world-class educational programs and superior research centers in Japanese universities, and in doing so, to build a foundation for the highest-level research and to train the highest-quality creative personnel . These research centers will be developed with the aim of increasing the international competitiveness of the country's universities.



Names of Programs



Integrated Research on Neural Disease and Cancer for Functional Molecular Medicine

Professor Gen Sobue, Graduate School of Medicine

Mathematics, Physics, Earth Science

Investigating Fundamental Principles of Space: A Comprehensive Understanding of Space, From Particles to the Solar System

Professor Naoshi Sugiyama, Graduate School of Science

Machinery, Civil Engineering, Construction and other Engineering courses

Micro-Nano Mechatronics Education and Research

Professor Toshio Fukuda, Graduate School of Engineering


Related websites: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology decision on selections for the FY2008 Global COE Program