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Ten winners of the title "Osaka University Distinguished Professor" announced

2013-6-24(Mon)

In order to promote academic initiatives aimed at making Osaka University an internationally competitive center of education and research, the university has created an official title "Osaka University Distinguished Professor" in order to recognize individuals who play leading roles coupled with outstanding achievement.
The selection committee, which included outside members, examined the achievements of individuals recommended by educational research and education organizations and by OU vice presidents. The committee moved to grant the title of "Osaka University Distinguished Professor" to the ten recipients noted below.

In addition to the title of Osaka University Distinguished Professor, a Distinguished Professor Allowance is granted to each recipient in order to support their activities. The title and allowance are valid for a maximum of 3 years.

President Hirano

President Hirano announced those who received the title.

Osaka University Distinguished Professors, July 1, 2013

akira
Term: July 1, 2013 ~ June 30, 2016
Achievement: Outstanding research in natural immunity
ISHIGURO Hiroshi, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science
Term: July 1, 2013 ~ June 30, 2016
Achievement: Outstanding research in robotics and robot-human interaction
Term: July 1, 2013 ~ June 30, 2016
Achievement: Outstanding research in labor economics and public economics
Term: July 1, 2013 ~ June 30, 2016
Achievement: Outstanding research in nanophotonics
Term: July 1, 2013 ~ June 30, 2016
Achievement: Outstanding research in condensed matter physics
sakaguchi Term: July 1, 2013 ~ June 30, 2016
Achievement: Outstanding research in regulation of immune response by regulatory T cells
Term: July 1, 2013 ~ June 30, 2016
Achievement: Outstanding research in structural and functional analyses of biological macromolecular nanomachines
Term: July 1, 2013 ~ June 30, 2016
Achievement: Outstanding research in information science
Term: July 1, 2013 ~ March 31, 2015
Achievement: Outstanding research in polymer chemistry
Term: July 1, 2013 ~ March 31, 2015
Achievement: Outstanding research in functional materials chemistry

Osaka University Distinguished Professor eligibility requirements:

1. Individuals who have achieved outstanding recognition such as receiving one of these  prizes: Order of Culture, Person of Cultural Merit, Japan Academy Prize, Japan Prize, Medal with Purple Ribbon, Kyoto Prize, and/or international prizes equivalent to the above.
2. Individuals who achieved some other type of outstanding achievement equivalent to the above.

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