Message of Director General

In April 2015, the Office for Strategic Research Planning and the Industry-Academia-Government ("I-A-G") Collaboration Management Center were integrated into a single new organization: Academic Research and Industrial Collaboration Management Office of Kyushu University (AiRIMaQ).

With the introduction of the University Research Administrator (URA) system in the autumn of 2012, we have systematically assigned URAs throughout KU. The roles of the URAs include providing information helpful to academic research and I-A-G collaboration, facilitating the submission of proposals for the acquisition of external funds, and strengthening support systems for other activities concerning such issues as intellectual property. The recent integration aims to develop an even more efficient and smoother support mechanism for academic research and I-A-G collaboration. Specifically, we seek to help promote both mission-driven and curiosity-driven basic and applied research activities at KU, facilitate open innovation that will be strongly sought in the years ahead, and assist in the development of an infrastructure that enables researchers to work out solutions through interdisciplinary cooperation.

As its policies as a national university, KU seeks to achieve "world-leading research," "reliable social collaboration," and "impressive international collaboration." To that end, we will conduct creative and pioneering research and provide support for transforming our research results into innovations. Also, we will comprehensively and strategically carry out the creation, acquisition, management and effective use of intellectual properties, so as to promote I-A-G collaboration activities as links between KU and society. We would appreciate your continued understanding and support.

Contact Information

Research Alliance Group

  • Providing consultation services to those inside and outside KU
  • Public relations planning and promotional events

     Tel:092-802-5127 Fax:092-802-5060

  • Promoting domestic and international I-A-G collaboration
  • Promoting comprehensive collaboration research and joint research department, etc.

 Tel:092-802-5135 Fax:092-802-5060

Intellectual Property and Startup Support Management Group

  • Discovering intellectual properties and patent application
  • Marketing and licensing intellectual properties

     Tel:092-802-5137 Fax:092-802-5145

  • Supporting creation of great KU startups
  • Cultivating entrepreneurial talents in KU

 Tel:092-802-5143 Fax:092-802-5145

Research Planning and Research Support Group

  • Collection and analysis of policy information
  • Analysis of current status of university / benchmarking
  • Support for research strategy formulation
  • Support for acquiring research funding and development of academic research
  • Support for planning, coordinating, applying and implementing research projects

 Tel:092-802-2162 Fax:092-802-2164

    • Industry Collaboration Planning Office, Research Planning Division, Research General Affairs Section

    • General affairs concerning academic research


     Tel:+81-92-802-2320 Fax:+81-92-802-2391

    • Industry Collaboration Planning Office, Planning Section

    • Supporting general affairs concerning I-A-G collaboration


     Tel:+81-92-802-5064 Fax:+81-92-802-5059

    • Research and Industrial Collaboration Promotion Department, Grant Support Office, Grant Support Section

    • Supporting subsidies's application etc., for Scientific Research grants


     Tel:+81-92-802-2327 Fax:+81-92-802-2390

    • Industry Collaboration Planning Office, Funded Research, Contract Section

    • Supporting joint research & sponsored research


     Tel:+81-92-802-5067 Fax:+81-92-802-5059