Center for Future Pioneering Research on the Humanosphere
The Center for Future Pioneering Research on the Humanoshere was established in April 2022. The Center aims to develop new research fields utilizing cross-disciplinary and exploratory features, such as the Joint Usage/Research Center of RISH and the construction of effective management systems.
At this center, several candidate research groups (“research units”) from the Core Research Division attempt to explore new research fields. These research units are not permanent, and we review their activities every three years to promote new units through personnel exchanges with the Core Research Division.
This center places emphasis on the following two activities to achieve this purpose.
The first is cross-disciplinary research, which can provide a wide range of fundamental knowledge in a drastically changing social environment, and the second is effective social collaboration.
With the former, inter- and trans-disciplinarity includes not only interaction between research fields, but also expands to the concept of time symbolized by the “new knowledge of the past”; with the latter, collaboration with a variety of societies in addition to government and industry is also important.
The effective functionalization of these activities will encourage the sustainable development of new research fields and enable the creation of new aspects of Humanosphere science.
Center Head: Shuichiro Kuwajima
- Unit for Interdisciplinary research on wood science
- Unit for Atmosphere-Plant-Soil interaction Research
- Unit for Advanced Measurement and Technology Development
- Biomass Product Tree Industry-Academia Collaborative Research Unit