To be among the world's top level of research institutes for basic and applied science of carbon
The institute is a pioneer in the development of new technologies and materials geared to becoming the core competencies of Japanese industry for the creation of carbon innovations in the 21st century.
World-leading research is conducted in the field of nanocarbons, aimed at contributing to a broad range of fields including the environment and energy, biotechnology and medicine, and ICT.
To propose new dimensional solutions for environmental and energy materials research
Cutting energy consumption via technologies with low environmental impact and environmentally benign materials is our ultimate goal. To meet such demands, The Center for Energy and Environmental Science brings together energetic researchers from a vast field of science and technology to materialize unprecedented ideas (cross-breeding of ideas). We will take a responsive and leading role in the realization of a sustainable society.
World-class research continues to innovate textiles
Rooted in the textile engineering sciences, the Institute for Fiber Engineering encompasses the fields of Biology, Materials Science, Robotics and Kansei, and aims to exploit its world-leading research resources to develop innovative textile technologies.
Research into Mountain Science in Japan, Asia, and on a Global Scale
The institute aims to resolve urgent environmental issues in mountainous areas accompanying global climate change based on scientific research, and to explore ways of merging human activities with the natural environment in mountainous areas where regeneration, conservation and utilization of the natural environment and disaster prevention can be practiced.
To contribute to the ultra-aged society by original research in biological sciences and medical research, with the aim of sustainable development
We aim to develop measures for a never before experienced rapidly aging society and conduct comprehensive biomedical science research in order to maintain Japan's scientific competitiveness through synergistically integrated projects related to biomedical science, medicine, and the environment.