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Toyoki KUNITAKE, special head professor of Kyushu University Institute for Advanced Study
Name
Toyoki KUNITAKE
Date of Birth
February 26, 1936
Occupancy
University Professor of Kyushu University Institute for Advanced Study, President of Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Industry, Science and Technology

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.

Academic Background
March,1958
Department of Applied Chemistry School of Engineering Kyushu University
March,1960
Master’s Program in Graduate School of Engineering Kyushu University
August,1962
Doctoral Program in Graduate School University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Background
September,1962
Postdoctoral Researcher of California Institute of Technology
October,1963
Assistant Professor of the School of Engineering Kyushu University
April,1974
Professor of the School of Engineering Kyushu University
April, 1999
Professor Emeritus of Kyushu University
April 1999 ~
March 2008
Professor of University of Kitakyushu

April,2009
President of Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Industry, Science and Technology
December,2015
Professor of Kyushu University Institute for Advanced Study
Academic Awards・Awards
F.Y.1978
The Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan
F.Y.1990
The Chemical Society of Japan Award
F.Y.1998
Polymer Science Achievement Award
F.Y.1999
Medal with Purple Ribbon
F.Y.2001
Japan Academy Prize
F.Y.2007
Person of Cultural Merit
F.Y.2011
The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star
F.Y.2014
Order of Culture
F.Y.2015
Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology
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