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A research center working toward the attainment of the Dreams of Humanity for 2050, innovating technologies needed to provide secure and comfortables lives.

Message from the Director

Prof. Hiroyuki Furuta
Director, INAMORI Frontier Research Center, Kyushu University

The INAMORI Frontier Research Center provides full professor positions for young scientists to conduct interdisciplinary research to advance science and technology for the greater good of humankind and future society. The principal purpose of the Center is to develop scientists who will lead pioneering new research fields through the activities of the Center.

The Center implements its activities in the Inamori Center of Kyushu University which was built in 2008 by contribution from the Inamori Foundation as one of the activities to commemorate the centennial anniversary of Kyushu University. The Center started its activities in April 2008 and just reached the 10th anniversary. Though it was the short period, the activities of the Center have been well received in academic circles internationally. Actually, the members including students have won a remarkable number of awards and given various invited lectures at international conferences and workshops. A significant number of research grants in diverse fields and contracts with industry on collaborative research are also highlighted as significant activities. Moreover, up to the present, 5 young professors acquired new positions not only in Kyushu University but also other universities and national institutes. We deeply appreciate the substantial support from Kyocera Corporation throughout the decade from the establishment.

Now, the Center entered the third phase. I believe that our pioneering efforts to advance the frontiers of science and technology will lead to innovations that contribute to a bright future for society. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your continued support and cooperation in the activities of the Center.

April 2019

Philosophy of INAMORI Frontier Research Center

INAMORI Frontier Research Center was established at Kyushu University's Ito campus as part of activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the university, with the support of the Inamori Foundation and Kyocera Corporation. The center is engaged in research designed to contribute to a safer and more secure society in the future, developing and maintaining a harmony between humanity and the human spirit on the one hand, and technology on the other. It will also serve to provide young researchers with a place to exchange ideas and information, and develop. By fully utilizing the research resources of the university, the Kyushu-based Center will attract researchers from around the world to deepen their interchanges and contribute to the advancement of humanity and society.

Objectives of INAMORI Frontier Research Center