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The 1st URA Forum -Think about the Research Support and URA System at the University

The 1st URA Forum -Think about the Research Support and URA System at the University

(2012.07.27)

The 1st University Research Administrator (URA) Forum‚ "Think about the Research Support and URA System at the University"‚ was held at the 2H Building in Area 2 at the University of Tsukuba.

The forum was held to discuss the ideal role of the URA and the shape of assistance toward researchers at the university‚ in promoting the URA system at the University of Tsukuba.

The following five lecturers including Vice President Masafumi Akahira (the person in charge of research) gave lectures on the URA related issues.
A panel discussion followed‚ with Director Tadao Kanda of the Department of Research Promotion‚ University of Tsukuba serving as a chairperson. The discussion was attended by four panelists.
Many researchers and staff of the university and other research institutions attended the forum‚ and exchanged opinions in the discussion.


- Vice President Masafumi Akahira (the person in charge of research)
"The objective of the URA system at the University of Tsukuba / A plan to recruit personnel for the URA system‚ and its ideal type of human resources being sought"

- Professor Shinichi Kobayashi of the Research Center for University Studies
"Outline of the URA system and its ideal role"

- Assistant Professor Koji Okabayashi of the Life Science Center of Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance
"URA system at four universities in America"

- Mr. Michio Fujisawa (deputy section chief of the Office of Research and Development‚ Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited)
"What a company expects the URA system and Industry-University Cooperation Coordinator to be; Expectation on the URA system"

- Mr. Takahiro Fujita (director of International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics‚ National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS))
"Research administration at national research institutions"

Vice President Masafumi Akahira lecturing
Vice President Masafumi Akahira lecturing
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Professor Shinichi Kobayashi lecturing
Professor Shinichi Kobayashi lecturing
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During the panel discussion (from left) Mr. Fujita‚ Mr. Fujisawa‚ Assistant Professor Okabayashi‚ and Professor Kobayashi
During the panel discussion (from left) Mr. Fujita‚ Mr. Fujisawa‚ Assistant Professor Okabayashi‚ and Professor Kobayashi
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