World-class research continues to innovate textiles
The Institute for Fiber Engineering (IFES) was launched as an organization constituting the Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER) in April 2019. Tasked with carrying on the legacy of its predecessor, the IFES, which has worked aggressively to develop international research over the last five years, the next-generation IFES will pursue new developments in textile and fiber engineering, an area of particular strength at Shinshu University. In research, the Institute will develop fiber engineering into a variety of interdisciplinary fields and work to leverage them to spur new manufacturing and value creation in a broad range of industries. It will also pursue international and industry-academia collaboration and take advantage of the results to educate students so that they will be able to pursue careers as global professionals in fiber engineering. We will continuously communicate information about the results of these activities while pursuing partnerships with researchers and engineers inside and outside the University as we strive to accomplish the Institute's mission. We aim to develop into an institute that enriches people's lives through fiber innovation and brings the world together by promoting SGDs.
Director of the Institute for Fiber Engineering, Shinshu University
KIM Ick Soo