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Two Osaka University Students win 5th Ikushi Prizes from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2015-2-2(Mon)

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) announced on Friday, January 30, that NAKAHATA Masaki (3rd year, Doctoral course, Department of Macromolecular Science,  Graduate School of Science) and SUZUKI Wakana (3rd year, Doctoral course, Human Sciences, Graduate School of Human Sciences) have been awarded the 5th JSPS Ikushi Prize.

The Ikushi Prize was established on the 20th anniversary of Emperor Akihito's accession to the imperial throne through an imperial donation to support and encourage young researchers who continue their work despite severe economic conditions.

Eighteen students in doctoral courses in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences received awards. Mr. Nakahata was awarded the prize for his work in natural sciences and Ms. Suzuki for her work in social sciences.


An awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 4, at The Japan Academy in Tokyo.

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