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


Under the principle of creating harmonious diversity through scholarship, Osaka University aims to become one of the world's top 10 research universities by our 100th anniversary in 2031, to become a "Tekijuku to the world." 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"and recognized individuals who played leading roles coupled with outstanding achievement. The university granted the title to 10 individuals on July 1, 2013.
The selection committee, which included outside members, examined the achievements of individuals recommended by heads of educational research and education organizations and by OU vice presidents. The committee decided to grant the title to the two individuals noted below on April 1, 2014.
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.

hamada HAMADA Hiroshi, Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences
Term: April 1, 2014 ~ March 31, 2016
Achievement: Research results in developmental biology
MIURA Masahiro, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
Term: April 1, 2014 ~ March 31, 2017
Achievement: Research results in synthetic organic 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.

Prizewinners at Osaka University

Measures to make OU one of the world's top 10 research universities

Management and personnel acquisition measures to make OU one of the world's top 10 research universities

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