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Research at OU

Research at Osaka University

Researchers Database
The Researchers Database contains information on virtually all researchers and research at Osaka University, including even the President.
Prizes and Awards won by OU researchers
Researchers at Osaka University have won many prizes and awards, both international and domestic.

Approaches to COI Management

Conflict of Interest Management
Information regarding the management of Conflict of Interest at Osaka University can be found at the link below.


Soliciting OU Faculty or Staff for Side Jobs

Soliciting Osaka University Faculty or Staff for Second Jobs
Businesses are requested to follow specified procedures prior to recruiting full-time university faculty or staff for second jobs

Science that Inspires! (Publication released by Osaka University Press on March 31, 2011)

The Osaka University publication "Science that Inspires!" presents interviews with some 60 researchers active on the front lines of current research. The interviews span 9 themes such as "Tackling Intractable Diseases," "Nanoscience," "Robots and Humanity," "An Increasingly Complex World and Economy." (Note: This publication is only available in Japanese.)

Dynamic Research Activities

Past Large-Scale Projects

Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST Program)
Osaka University is a leading university when it comes to advanced research.
COE Programs
Osaka University is a major player in the "Centers of Excellence" programs established by the Ministry of Education Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Interuniversity Bio-Backup Project for Basic Biology (IBBP)

A Foothold on Frontier Research [publication] (April 2010)

This 46-page publication--in English and in Japanese--introduces readers to exciting initiatives in frontier research

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

Projects selected by the "Future Research Initiative Group Project Support"

Center of Innovation Science and Technology based Radical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program (COI STREAM)

Human Resource Development through Industry-University Co-Creation

Innovation Education Program
The Innovation Education Program by the Co-Creative Education Division in the Office for Industry-University Co-Creation of the Co-Creation Bureau is a program for students to acquire the skills necessary to create innovation.
Research Internships
In Research Internships, participants undertake real world research for 2~3 months in corporate research divisions. Through research with goals, scales, and processes that differ from the ones found in university laboratories, researchers can gain a wide range of experience and develop themselves as researchers.
In the OU-EXPLORER program, graduate students and young researchers will form cross-sectoral teams to find challenges that they should address together with corporations in response to topics presented by the corporations. They will perform this through discussions with persons who presented the challenges and subsequent approaches to parties in and outside the university.
Osaka University Innovators' Club
Osaka University Innovators’ Club was established as a voluntary activity community for individuals who are interested in innovation, new businesses, startups, and student-initiated business ventures. This club provides those who aspire to becoming innovators in the future with a variety of information and supports.
Nurturing doctorate holders
Osaka University has various programs for developing doctorate holders who can create innovation and exhibit leadership.

Industry Creation Hubs

Establishment of the Joint Research Chairs & Research Alliance Laboratories
The Joint Research Chairs are designed to enhance the achievement of outstanding research results through support for joint research by university faculty and researchers from the business world. Osaka University was the first university to introduce this system.

Initiative for Life Design Innovation (iLDi)

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