World-class research continues to innovate textiles
The Institute for Fiber Engineering (IFES) was established on March 1, 2014, as the research institute of Shinshu University's Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research, with the aim of continuing and promoting educational research, international cooperation and industry-university collaboration based on fiber textile-apparel engineering promoted by the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology. The mission of IFES is to create and accumulate learning oriented toward use of fiber science and technology from an international perspective and the technologies based on such learning in order to contribute to the building of an affluent and sustainable society. To achieve this, first of all, flexible thinking and a system for efficient promotion of comprehensive perspectives and research not limited to narrow specialist fields are important. While each member of the teaching staff conducts their own research activities, each department as well as the institute as a whole aims to create new ideas and promote and develop research through constant information exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Director of the Institute for Fiber Engineering, Shinshu University