RISH research activity is spread all over the world. In addition to conducting many international collaborative programs, we open our inter-university research facilities, databases, and projects to the international community. We also contribute to scientific development in Asia and other areas.
We are dedicated to the promotion of international collaborative research. Currently, we are conducting over 50 international collaborations. Each year, roughly 120 RISH members and graduate students visit overseas institutes, while more than 50 foreign scientists visit RISH. Both the SICORP (JASTIP) project, which is linked to our Asian research node in Indonesia, and the SATREPS project, which is supported by JST and JICA, cultivate global human resources and help to launch research projects with developing countries.
The Equatorial Atmosphere Radar in Indonesia and the Middle and Upper atmosphere (MU) radar, our biggest facility, have been accepting international applicants for inter-university collaborative programs. We promote internationalization of other large facilities, such as the Deterioration Organisms Laboratory (DOL) and Living-Sphere Simulation Field (LSF), to enhance the transfer of technology and higher education.
RISH organizes several international symposiums and schools annually. Moreover, innovative Humanosphere Science is also promoted by employing overseas researchers at the Global Sustainable Science Unit. Furthermore, RISH and Indonesian Institute of Science （LIPI）have annually co-organized the Humanosphere Science School （HSS）since 2008 and the International Symposium for Sustainable Humanosphere (ISSH), a joint research forum held with HSS since 2011.
For the promotion of international collaboration for humanosphere science and development of related fields of science, we have signed following Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and/or Letters of Intent (LOIs) with foreign institutions worldwide. At the end of 2016 we had 22 MOUs in place, a number that is continually increasing.
|China||Nanjing Forestry University|
|France||Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules Végétales,
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
|Indonesia||National Institute of Aeronautics and Space of the Republic of Indonesia (LAPAN)|
|Malaysia||School of Biological Sciences, University Sains Malaysia|
|Finland||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|China||Zhejiang A & F University|
|U.S.A.||College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, University of Oklahoma|
|India||National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) Department of Space, Govt. of India|
|Bulgaria||Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences|
|China||Southwest Forestry University|
|Taiwan||College of Planning and Design, National Cheng Kung University|
|Indonesia||Faculty of Forestry, Tanjungpura University|
|Indonesia||Research Center for Biomaterial Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)|
|Thailand||Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University|
|Indonesia||University of Riau|
|Korea||College of Forest and Environmental Sciences, Kangwon National University|
|Indonesia||Research Institute for Human Settlements Agency for Research and Development, Ministry of Public Works|
|Indonesia||Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning, Islamic University of Indonesia|
|China||Material Science and Engeneering College, Northeast Forestry University|
|Indonesia||Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Andalas University|
|India||Indian Institute of Geomagnetism（IIG）|
|Taiwan||National Chung Hsing University|
RISH established three positions for visiting scientists from foreign countries. This program started in 1986, and we are now hosting approximately 6 scientists every year. We also encourage young scientists to participate. More than five foreign post-doctoral fellows have visited RISH under the “JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers”. Additionally, we accept approximately 15 foreign graduate students every year.