Institutes for Research

Center for Instrumental Analysis

Staff

Director of Center, Teaching Staff, and 2 Technical Staffs

Purpose

For education and research in natural sciences dealing with physical materials, the use of equipment and instruments for measurements and analysis are essential. The Center for Instrumental Analysis is responsible for the central management of various general-purpose large-scale analysis instruments, which are shared with education and other relevant fields.

Main Facilities


■Center for Instrumental Analysis

Transmission Electron Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscope, Powder X-Ray Diffractometer, Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectrometer, High Resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer, Polarimeter, X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer, Organic Micro Elemental Analyzer, X-Ray Diffractometer, Electron Spin Resonance Spectrometer

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Center for Water Environment Studies

Staff

Director of Center, 3 Teaching Staffs

Purpose

The Center for Water Environment Studies aims at promoting education and research in a wide range of issues concerning the water environment from global scale protection of the coastal environment against global warming to 1ocal environmental problems, such as groundwater resources, environmental resources of rivers and lakes, geo pollution issues, problems in waste disposal and measures against disasters.

Main Facilities


■Center for Water Environment Studies

Management Office, Study Room, Research Laboratories, Student Laboratory, Lodging Room, Investigative Boat, Groundwater Observation Wells System, Naturally-Preserved Pond

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Gene Research Center

Staff

Director of Center, 2 Teaching Staffs, 1 Technical Assistant Member

Purpose

The Gene Research Center is a facility to support the education and research on biotechnology such as recombinant DNA experiments at Ibaraki University and to share the results of them with the society.

Main Facilities


■Gene Research Center

P1, P2, P3 Laboratories, RI Laboratory, Plant Culture Rooms, Animal Facilities, Cold Room, DNA Sequencer, Real Time PCR System, Laser Confocal Scanning Microscope, Real-time Monitoring System of Biomolecular Binding

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Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science

Staff

Director, 90 Research staffs

Purpose


■ICAS(Environment Research Laboratory)

The Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science (ICAS), which was established in May 2006 at Ibaraki University, is a member of the Sustainability Science Consortium (SSC). ICAS conducts research, educational, and outreach activities with a focus on adaptation to climate change, Post-Earthquake rebuilding, and the promotion of renewable energy. The Asia-Pacific is of particular concern due to its staggering population and economic growth. The region is high vulnerable as it faces the brunt of climate change and natural disasters. Research activities are conducted in four categories: (1) Development of engineering methods for adaptation, (2) Development of climate change adaptive agricultural technologies, (3) Livelihood plans and policies for adaptation, and (4) Strategies for safe and secure societies in the future. In addition, ICAS promotes sustainability education through the Graduate Program on Sustainability Science.

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Frontier Research Center for Applied Atomic Sciences

Staff

Director of Center, Vice Director of Center, Division Head (3), Research Staffs (Full Time (7) and Part Time (23)), Collaborator (14), Research Professor (1), Researcher (3), Educational, Industrial & Governmental Cooperation Coordinator (2) and Technical Staffs (5)

Purpose


■Frontier Research Center for Applied Atomic Sciences

The Center, which would be the center of the research and education of atomic sciences in Japan, promotes neutron sciences in terms of applied sciences and technology using “neutron beam” by J-PARC (Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex), and contributes to the regional industry-application and technology-innovation.

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Center for Astronomy

Staff

Director of Center, Teaching Staff

Purpose


■Center for Astronomy

The center aims at promoting education and research on the astronomy by means of radio telescopes. Utilizing the facility of an astronomical observatory, the center contributes to the development of fundamental education of natural science.

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Izura Institute of Arts and Culture

Staff

Director of Institute, and 28 employees

Purpose

The Izura Institute of Arts and Culture, commemorating Tenshin Okakura, the internationally recognized philosopher, conducts a variety of research in human sciences that are related to his wide-ranging achievements. The institute also works to maintain his works and articles in a good state of preservation, and thus, to contribute to the local culture and the betterment of education.

Main Facilities


■Izura Institute of Arts and Culture

3 registered cultural properties of the Rokkakudou, 20 letters, 16 Paintings & Drawings, 5 Sculptures, 31 Articles, 3 Calligraphic Works, etc.

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Organization for Creation of Collaboration and Innovation

Staff

Directors of Organization for Creation of Collaboration and Innovation (Additional post, 1), Vice Directors of Organization for Creation of Collaboration and Innovation (Additional post, 1), Full-time Teacher (1), Specially Appointed Professor (1), Head of Section (Additional post, 5), Coodinator of Industry-University-Government Cooperation (10), Coodinator of Industry-University-Government Cooperation, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2), Regional collaboration researcher, Part-time Researcher (3)

Purpose


■Organization for creation of collaboration and innovation

Organization for creation of collaboration and innovation promotes the cooperative research and academic exchanges with local companies and communities. These activities are designed to contribute to the progress in education and research at Ibaraki University, and to promote technical development and technical education in the community. Furthermore, this organization promote innovative research and development that can show the seeds for new venture businesses, and nurture the creativity of highly talented individuals who have a special aptitude for businesses.

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