Inter-University Research Institutes (IURIs) are nineteen world-class research institutes in Japan.
Have you ever heard of the largest single mirror telescope in the world, the Subaru telescope on the big island of Hawaii, or of the South Pole observation ship "Shirase" on TV or in a newspaper? Both of them are related to IURIs; the Subaru telescope was constructed by the National Astronomical Observatory and the polar observation is carried out by the National Institute of Polar Research.
Most of these research activities are unique and require large-scale facilities and a large amount of investment. The allocation of manpower and funds is prioritized in large-scale research activities to maximize budgetary and research efficiency with the aim of conducting innovative advanced research. These facilities are open to university researchers in Japan and abroad and are called Inter-University Research Institutes (IURIs).
Of the nineteen IURIs established across Japan, seventeen participate in SOKENDAI. We call these seventeen IURIs, together with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and the Open University of Japan, "Kiban Kikan".
"Advanced specialties and expertise," "Broad perspective," and "International competitiveness" are the educational goals of SOKENDAI, and they are the essential competencies for excellent researchers. In order to achieve these goals, we believe that the University-wide education that enhances the quality as an excellent researcher is necessary, in addition to specialized education carried out in each department. The missions of the CED are: to implement and support the University-wide education programs and projects; and, to assist in evaluation and analysis of the educational activities. We contribute to develop researchers rooted in our philosophy.
This Center was recently established organization by unification of the Hayama Library and the Information Services and Technology Center, which aims at effective management of academic information in SOKENDAI. Based on secure and resilient information infrastructure, it provides various academic information services to researchers and researchers-in-future who are both users and creators of academic information, and supports education, research, and administration in SOKENDAI.
This Center consists of the Division of Information Services and Technology and the University Library.
Cooperating with the affiliated research institutes and museums, we manage core information facilities and operate information systems located at the Yokohama Data Center and the Hayama Campus.
This system enables TV-lectures with synchronized electronic white board as well as other convenient functions and allows students' attendance from their own PCs. It can be utilized not only in tele-learnings, but also in online distant meetings.
The system connects the affiliated Inter-University Research Institutes and JAXA with university headquarters. It facilitates teleconferencing and supports university activities.
This private cloud computing system is a basic facility to promote not only intra-university education and research, but also extra-university academic exchange, and public relations.
The University Library consists of the Hayama Library and IURI libraries. The University Library gathers, organizes, and accumulates electronic materials. Under close cooperation with the Hayama Library and IURI libraries, the University Library aims to promote the education / research activities by performing required activities for facilitation of the use of academic information. It offers a large number of e-journals and e-books so that faculty and students of IURIs dotted around the country can use these materials in common. In addition, the university introduces and offers the world's largest bibliographic / citation database "Scopus".
Hayama Library gathers, organizes and releases various academic materials to provide high-level research and education and to pioneer advanced academic fields. Hayama Library is open around-the-clock to the faculty and students at the Hayama Campus for reading and borrowing. It collects and makes available standard references and books that can be used in all Departments and Schools, as well as specialized books and journals related to studies in cutting-edge and/or interdisciplinary research fields.
The Library is open around-the-clock to the faculty and students at the Hayama Campus for reading and borrowing. It collects and makes available standard references and books that can be used in all Departments and Schools, as well as specialized books and journals related to studies in cutting-edge and/or interdisciplinary research fields.
It also offers e-journals and e-books for use by the faculty and students at the Inter-University Research Institutes distributed throughout Japan.
Image and video documentation materials are available through in-house facilities.
In addition, the Library offers the SOKENDAI Institutional Repository, which allows free online access to doctoral dissertations and book/journal publications at the University, as well as academic papers published by the faculty and students at the Hayama Campus.
The Library also provides database services, including OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) for books and journals held by the Library, the world's largest bibliographic database called the "Scopus", the HRMS (High-Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy Database), the Sakyo Komatsu Corpus, the Jomon Shellmound Database, and the Fowl Collection.These materials and data are offered not only to the faculty and students of SOKENDAI, but also to the public, including people in the Hayama community.