Program Contents

Nagoya Institute of Technology(NIT) has been selected by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for sending researchers overseas under the International Program for Young Researcher Overseas Visits.
Duration of this project is four years, from FY2009 to 2012. International Program for Young Researcher Overseas Visits

Project Objectives

The fundamental principles of NIT are "education," "innovation in science and technology," and "contribution to the future." Our mission is to establish relationships with domestic and foreign engineering universities to create science and technology that will have an impact on the continuous development of society, and to provide large numbers of highly skilled professionals for that purpose. Situated in the Chukyo area which is a hub for world-leading industries in advanced ceramics, NIT is making significant contributions on industrial promotion and the training of skilled professionals through education and research on the field of materials science based on ceramics, which is completely unique characteristic within Japan.

Our objective of this project is to combine scientific elements with ceramics, a field in which we provide technological leadership, and to lead a paradigm shift resulting in greater harmony between science and technology. We aim to develop a new field of materials science by cooperation and fusion with intelligence information science which is based on ceramics in engineering fields. In concrete terms, we plan to make new advances in materials science that embodies intelligence information technologies like information data awareness and processing functionality by incorporating the analysis and measurement tools based on computational science, and we will foster highly motivated young innovators who have the capacity to carry out this plan.


Project Specifics


 This project was established to develop the Young Scientist-Training Program for World Ceramics Network and was adopted by the JSPS International Training Program (ITP) in 2009.

At the ITP, which is led by Institute of Ceramics Research and Education, NIT, partnerships have been established with the grandes écoles École Nationale Supérieure de Céremique Industrielle and Université de Limoges in France; Imperial College London in UK; and University of Erlangen- Nürnberg in Germany in order to establish international exchange among researchers by sending young researchers overseas. The ITP is steadily achieving in the establishment of a worldwide ceramics network as the research and education hub by sending young researchers overseas and inviting professors from partnered institutions.

Putting ITP in execution, in addition to materials research from the perspective of pursuing functionality, activities of ICRE are widening on clarification of functionality expression mechanism and research of safety engineering. In order to develop material creation and materials science at the atomic- and the molecular-level -- crucial for future materials research -- we firmly believe in the significance of collaboration with the field of computational science and intelligence science. Furthermore, overseas partner institutes valuate in participating the ITP for having a number of advantage and have been introducing it to other institutes in their home country. People who are interested in ITP have been increasing and a global network on ceramics science and education is expected to develop for these reasons.

With this in mind, the vision of this project will be paradigm shifts on environment/energy issues in addition to the current objectives of ITP, and developing new materials science/engineering and training young researchers who can carry out these tasks will be our new objectives for the ITP. In order to foster young researchers who may possess an international perspective and open up their way on engineering research of next-generation, we need to strengthen the cooperation with NIT that have been cultivated by the ITP and we aim to utilize our achievements in international exchange and expand international network from home and abroad.

A foundation of extension and development on the basis of the ITP

A foundation of extension and development on the basis of the ITP will be created mainly by following three directions.

  1. Extend our research areas: create and develop new scientific fields by integrating materials science with information science.
  2. Extend partner institutions for overseas visits along with the extension of research areas. Actively promote visits to outstanding research institutions and create a foundation for a new international partnership network.
  3. Increase the number of researchers going abroad. Cultivate awareness among young researchers by including undergraduate students for overseas visits and focusing on sending researchers to our overseas partner institutions.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Nagoya Institute of Technology
  • Institute of Ceramics Research and Education
  • Yong Scientist-Training Program for World Ceramics Network
  • Thinking Innovation Design Analysis “TIDA PROGRAM”