Message from the Office Director

Masahiro Hoshino

Dean and Office Director
Prof. Masahiro Hoshino

The Office of Research Strategy and Development (ORSD) was formed in May 2012 under the Dean of the School of Science. Our mission is to support the research strategy of the school and acquire funding for research, and we provide support to researchers so that they can devote themselves to their work.

ORSD does not only make budgetary requests and secure large-scale funding for the School of Science; we are active in a wide variety of other activities, including the support of research systems and management of individual projects. Going forward, we will continue to secure funding for the school and contribute to the effective management of large-scale education and research initiatives, such as the Program for Leading Graduate Schools and the Center of Innovation (COI) Program. We aim to further enhance research and education in the School of Science and strengthen our international competitiveness.