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Osaka University Program Selected


The 2009 Global COE Program received 145 program applications from 85 universities in Japan. Nine programs from nine universities were selected and a program from Osaka University was one of those nine!


Information on the selected program from Osaka University

  • Field: Interdisciplinary, combined fields, new disciplines
  • Program title: "Center of Future Engineering based on Understanding of Cognitive Brain"
  • Program leader: ISHIGURO Hiroshi, professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Science

The Global COE Program started in 2007 and aims (1) to increase the competitiveness of universities by targeting support for internationally outstanding institutions--often referred to as "bases"--in order to further improve and strengthen the education and research functions at Japan's graduate schools and (2) to nurture creative individuals to lead the world at the world's best fundamental research institutions.
In the case of Osaka University, 12 projects have been selected to date: 7 programs in 2007, 4 programs in 2008, and 1 program in 2009. The university is working on forming 12 bases.

Programs selected in 2009

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