About GIST

About SciREX


A program implemented by MEXT in 2011, Science for RE-designing Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (SciREX) advances initiatives aimed at the evolution of policy formation processes and at the pioneering of related interdisciplinary academic fields, to support policy formation and practice under rational processes based on objective evidence.

Please see the website at: http://www.jst.go.jp/crds/scirex/en/

SciREX is composed of four programs: Promoting mission-oriented investigation and research; Funding for R&D projects; Foundation of Hub Institutions for Fundamental Research and Human Resource Development; and Development of data and information infrastructure.

About SciREX

The Hub Institutions for Fundamental Research and Human Resource Development will construct sites for international-level research and human resource development, and will carry out education and training programs for persons in charge of policy who will undertake policy formation and practice based on objective evidence, and for researchers who will deepen and expand the emerging research field of "science for STI policy."
In order to develop diverse human resources to shoulder "Science for STI Policy," five Hub Institutions (Hub of Institutions: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Field Pioneering Hub Institutions: The University of Tokyo, Hitotsubashi University, Osaka University/Kyoto University, and Kyushu University) have been selected. Each has established its own education and training programs and, through inter-Hub collaboration, is carrying out initiatives aimed at realizing a comprehensive human resource development scheme as a whole, and construction of a diverse human resources network.

GIST as a Hub of SciREX Institutions

As a Hub of Institutions, GIST will contribute to the promotion and development of human resources who can exercise leadership in the planning, drafting, and implementation of STI policy, and who can undertake policy research in the same field. In collaboration with four SciREX Field Pioneering Hub Institutions, GIST will also take the lead in contributing to the development of "Science for STI Policy" and the nurturing of human resources. Leveraging its networks with related government ministries and institutions inside and outside Japan, GIST will lead collaboration among the Hub Institutions, and will drive the development of academic domains related to "Science for STI Policy" as well as practice in society and the formation of communities.

GIST as a Hub of SciREX Institutions

SciREX Jiont Programs

GIST carries out joint programs in collaboration with the other SciREX Hub Institutions

SciREX Joint Programs

  • Summer Camps:Faculty members and students in SciREX Hub Institutions get together. The camp will, through discussions and workshops, provide them opportunities for mutual interaction and network building.
  • International symposiums:SciREX hub institutions will co-organize international symposiums, sharing information on domestic and international activities as well as expanding human networks.
  • Policy planning workshop (tentative title):Interactive discussions with administrative officials, politicians, entrepreneurs and others will be held to deliver research findings and insights to society as well as to understand actual societal needs while giving participants an opportunity to build their networks.
  • Promoting exchange of faculty members and students:Promoting the exchanges of faculty members and students among SciREX hub institutions would enable us to share and make use of limited resources and would reinforce the inter-hub networks.
  • Delivering research output to the wider society:Through the portal website of SciREX Hub Institutions for Fundamental Research and Human Resource Development, we will deliver the research results and reports of our educational activities to the wider society.
  • Internships:Opportunities will be provided for students in SciREX hub institutions to engage in the actual activities of policy making, research management, societal problem solving and so on.
  • Publications of Science for STI Policy:SciREX hub institutions will cooperate in editing publications to widely disseminate the cumulative knowledge, insights and latest research findings in the field of Science for STI Policy. We hope that these publications will be able to help policy makers, practitioners and other stakeholders address the various problems they will face.
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