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Collaborative centers for a scientific exchange and a research activity with public institutions and universities

NTU-NIMS Joint Research Center

"Center of Strategic Materials Alliance for Research and Technology: SMART Center"

About Center

This center has been established in the campus of National Taiwan University (NTU) and in NIMS based on the contract for a joint research center which was concluded on July 26, 2013 between NTU and NIMS.
NTU and NIMS already concluded the Comprehensive Collaborative Agreement in 2012 and the International Cooperative Graduate School Agreement in 2013. Under these agreements, we have been promoting collaborations such as exchanging researchers and accepting students so far and also we held a joint workshop at NTU in 2013. This center is aiming to achieve further acceleration of collaborative research on strategic materials through long-term dispatching of researchers and shared use of research facilities.

About National Taiwan University

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Campus of National Taiwan University


The predecessor of NTU was “Taihoku (Taipei) Imperial University” founded by the Japanese in 1928. After the World War II, it was reorganized and renamed to the present “National Taiwan University”.
Now NTU is regarded as the most prestigious university in Taiwan and the total number of students has reached to over 33,000.

Location

[NTU] No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 10617 Taiwan (R. O. C.)
[NIMS] 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044 Japan


NU-NIMS Center for Materials Innovation

About the center

This center was established in the campus of Northwestern University and NIMS Namiki site based on the contract for a joint research center which was concluded on September 6, 2012 between Northwestern University and NIMS.

About Northwestern University

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Campus of Northwestern University


Northwestern University was founded in 1851 in Evanston as an oldest private research university in the state of Illinois, United States. 
Northwestern is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference, which consist of flagship research universities in the Midwestern United States and “the Few and the Proud” is definitely what it is.

Location

[Northwestern University] 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL, USA
[NIMS] 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044 Japan
 


GIANT-NIMS Collaborative Center

About Center

This center has been established in the campus of Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies (GIANT) and in NIMS based on the contract for a joint research center which was concluded on October 1st, 2014 between GIANT and NIMS.
Both NIMS and GIANT are enthusiastic for the future collaborations on materials research. This center is aiming to achieve further acceleration of collaborative research on strategic materials through long-term dispatching of researchers and shared use of research facilities. This is the fourth collaborative research center which NIMS has established overseas, and first one in Europe.

About GIANT

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*GIANT is the cluster with more than 6,000 researchers and 5,000 students, located in Grenoble, the second largest economic growth city in France. City of Tsukuba and Grenoble is consists of 8 institutes below. 




GIANT consists of 8 research institutes:
  • French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy(CEA)
  • National Center for Scientific Research(CNRS)
  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory(ESRF)
  • Institut Laue-Langevin(ILL)
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management(GEM)
  • Grenoble INP
  • Universite Joseph Founier(UJF)
  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory(EMBL)

Location

1. NIMS office at MINATEC /room 139/ Building BCA-C/3 parvis Neel /38000 GRENOBLE
2. NIMS office at NEEL /room 204 / Building C3 / INSTITUT NEEL/ 25 rue des martyrs/ 38000 GRENOBLE


LINK-Laboratory for Innovative Key Materials and Structures-

The UMI 3629 LINK is an International Mixed Unit established in 2014 at NIMS in partnership between CNRS, Saint-Gobain and NIMS. This new international research unit is the 1st international chemistry laboratory created in Japan representing an innovative academic and industrial collaboration model among highly talented international researchers. Research activities at LINK include the creation and synthesis of novel materials, the innovative refining processes and the fine characterization of physical and chemical properties.


National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, JAPAN
TEL.+81-(0)-29-859-2000
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