Message of Director General
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.