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KYUSYU UNIVERSITY

Dean
Field of Expertise: Mathematical Biology
Yoh Iwasa
Yoh Iwasa

※See the article, "Message from the Dean of Institute for Advanced Study"


Distinguished University Professor
Name
K. BARRY SHARPLESS
Muhammad Yunus
Jean-Marie LEHN
Aaron Ciechanover

University Professor
Specialized Fields: Supramolecular Chemistry・Molecular Recognition・Functional Polymer
Seiji SHINKAI
Seiji Shinkai

Japanese society seems to be in a recession after peaking in the 1980’s when people regarded Japan as “number one”, according to various statistical data and social indexes. I believe the potential for breaking through the condition lies in the sparkling energy and sensitivity of the young. Therefore, the importance of fostering and nurturing our human resources that are responsible for the next generation has been ever increasing.

I retired from the Kyushu University at the end of March, 2008. While my retirement was approaching, I had been advised by my senior associates, to “Throw out the old otherwise you will not get anything new”. I kept their words in mind, and have been preparing for further progress.

However, in October 2010, after 1 1/2 years of retirement, I was invited to be a University Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study. I wondered what I should do. [more]


Specialized Fields: Immunogenetics
Takehiko SASAZUKI
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, "Face perception and recognition", by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, “HLA Evolution and Disease”
Takehiko SASAZUKI

International intellectual competition which started in the latter half of the 20th century has been growing in intensity into the 21st century. The strong competition for acquisition of young people who have a fresh curiosity and passion exists around the world. Because developed countries realized that intellectual and technological innovation and human resource development which can support the innovation are the basis to ensure a high quality of culture and civilization for the future.

I would like to dedicate my limited ability to the Institute for Advanced Study, which was newly established in Kyushu University, to be a place for new knowledge and technology development, and above all, a place for nurturing and sending out of outstanding young researchers.


Specialized Fields: International medical and peace activities
Tetsu NAKAMURA
Tetsu NAKAMURA

I had been thinking that I, a field doctor, have nothing to do with being a university professor. However, there are reasons for accepting the invitation.

In my work, I have been deeply connected to the eastern part of Afghanistan and have seen many calamities including wars, refugees, poverty, droughts and ethnic conflicts. I also saw the powerlessness of the medical and scientific technology that we take pride in. I wondered where our "intellectual works" are heading to. While I was busy taking measures for undergoing severe drought, I had been thinking that the relationship between nature and man must be a major theme for all fields in the future.

I have been realizing that we are entering an era of re-examination of what we have been studying and implementing. Actually, economic frontiers are disappearing and environmental change is threatening us. Technological civilization is coming apart everywhere. Views of the world are hugely diverse and fragmentary, and lack foundation and realism.

In such a situation, I understand that the Institute for Advanced Study is a positive initiative crossing over study fields, taking time and endurance and comprehensibly weaving an "intellectual vector" for the next era. I would be glad if I can contribute any help to my mother university by conveying actual situations on sites from the lowest seat.[more]


Specialized Fields: Molecular Organization Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry
Toyoki KUNITAKE
Toyoki KUNITAKE

At this time, I became a University Professor. I have been engaged in fundamental research and education in the fields of high polymer chemistry and molecular histochemistry at the School of Engineering Kyushu University. After that, I got involved in various research projects including projects of the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research and worked to promote industry-university collaboration in the Kitakyushu area.

It has become much clearer that creativity, not wealth and power, should be the driving force of society in the future. A broad knowledge which can be the foundation of creativity is indispensable. The meaning of higher education, especially the universities' existence is providing ways to use wisdom and nurture the necessary talented people. The potential of Kyushu University is huge. I will be very glad if my experience can provide any help for the work, such as nurturing tenure track researchers and education, which are the roles of the Institute for Advanced Study.[more]


Institute for the Advanced Study Special Advisors
Term of office Name Current Affiliation Position
2010.7.1~2012.3.31 Motoomi Nakamura Kyushu University Professor Emeritus
Koji Wada Kyushu University Professor Emeritus
Mutsuo Sekiguchi Fukuoka Dental College Director of Advanced Science Research Center Visiting Associate Professor
Ken Kanematsu Maijo University Professor Emeritus
Sadaaki Iwanaga KAKETSUKEN (Chemo-Sero-Therapeutic Research Institute) Advisor
Mitsutoshi Nakano Kyushu University Professor Emeritus
Toyoki Kunitake Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Industry, Science and Technology President
2012.4.1~2014.3.31 Motoomi Nakamura Kyushu University Professor Emeritus
Koji Wada Kyushu University Professor Emeritus
Mutsuo Sekiguchi Fukuoka Dental College Director of Advanced Science Research Center Visiting Associate Professor
Sadaaki Iwanaga KAKETSUKEN (Chemo-Sero-Therapeutic Research Institute) Advisor
Mitsutoshi Nakano Kyushu University Professor Emeritus
Toyoki Kunitake Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Industry, Science and Technology President
2016.4.1~2018.3.31 Mitsutoshi Nakano Kyushu University Professor Emeritus
Noboru Yamazoe Kyushu University Professor Emeritus
Tetsuya Kusuda Kyushu University Professor Emeritus
Taichi Maki Kyushu University Professor Emeritus
Masahiro Irie Kyushu University Professor Emeritus
Tetsuo Tsutsui Kyushu University Professor Emeritus
Nobuko Takagi Novelist

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