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Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology: JAIST (北陸先端科学技術大学院大学 hokuriku sentan kagaku gijutsu daigakuin daigaku) is a postgraduate university in Japan, established in 1990.

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Motto Open the New Frontiers of Science and Technology
Established October 1990
Type Public (National)
President Asano Tetsuo
faculty members 168 / office workers 146
Undergraduates None
Postgraduates 992
Location Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan
Campus suburban,
102,042 (in square meters)

JAIST was established in the centre of Ishikawa Science Park (ISP). It is to the south of Kanazawa City. JAIST has programs of advanced research and development in science and technology. This university has several satellite campuses: Shinagawa Campus in Shinagawa, Tokyo (relocated from its earlier Tamachi Campus in Minato, Tokyo), open course in Information Technology and Management of Technology (MOT), and satellite lectures in Kanazawa City and Toyama City.

In The 21st Century Center Of Excellence Program, JAIST has granted two programs by JSPS. One program is the "Technology Creation based on Knowledge Science" (知識科学に基づく科学技術の創造と実践 chishiki kagaku ni motoduku kagaku-gijyutsu no sōzō to jissen) (2003), and the other program is "Verifiable and Evolvable E-Society" (検証進化可能電子社会 kenshō shinka kanō denshi shakai) (2004).


  • History 1
  • Research departments 2
  • Location 3
  • External links 4


  • 1989 A committee was organized at Tokyo Institute of Technology for foundation of a research-intensive university in Ishikawa Prefecture (Hokuriku region).
  • 1990 JAIST was founded in Japan as Japan's first postgraduate university without undergraduate faculty. Graduate School of Information Science was organized. The Institute Library was constructed.
  • 1991 Graduate School of Materials Science was organized. The Center for Information Science was established.
  • 1992 The Center for New Materials was established.
  • 1993 The Center for Research and Investigation of Advanced Science and Technology was established.
  • 1994 The Health Care Center was established.
  • 1996 The Institute Library opens. Graduate School of Knowledge Science was organized.
  • 1998 The Center for Knowledge Science was established.
  • 2001 The Research Center for Remote Learning was established. The Internet Research Center was established.
  • 2002 The Center for Nano Materials and Technology was established, as the result of reorganization of the Center for New Materials. The Venture Business Laboratory was established.
  • 2003 The IP (Intellectual Property) Operation Center was established. The Center for Strategic Development of Science and Technology was established.
  • 2004 JAIST was incorporated as a National University Corporation. The Research Center for Trustworthy e-Society was established.
  • 2005 JAIST held the 15th anniversary ceremony.
  • 2007 The Research Center for Integrated Science was established. The Center for Highly Dependable Embedded System Technology was established.

Research departments

  • Graduate School of Information Science
    • Department of Information Science
  • Graduate School of Materials Science
    • Department of Materials Science
  • Graduate School of Knowledge Science
    • Department of Knowledge Science

All individual schools have MSc and Ph.D. programs. The MSc programs standard term is two years and the Ph.D. programs' standard term length is three years.


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