Tatsuro Ishibashi, President of Kyushu University
We published “Kyushu University Faculty Handbook 2023”. Since 2010, this handbook has been used to provide newly hired faculty members and research fellows with concise and easy-to-understand information on a wide range of topics, including the strict compliance with the University's administrative policies and laws, the University's philosophy and policies, administrative organization, education and research systems, service and ethics regulations, use of facilities and equipment, and various administrative procedures.
Kyushu University was designated as a "Designated National University Corporation" on November 22, 2021. Based on that, we have made plans which show our direction and policy for the next ten years as “Kyushu University Vision 2023”. Our vision is to be a “university that leads social innovation with comprehensive knowledge”.
To fulfill the vision, in addition to education and research, we are finding solutions to social issues in three areas such as decarbonization, medical/health and environment/food and promoting digital transformation to contribute to social innovation.
In April 2022, we established the “Integrated Initiative for Designing Future Society”, the “Promotion Office for Data-Driven Innovation” and the “Open Innovation Platform” as the infrastructure to promote social innovation.
We can have comprehensive knowledge by combining our diverse knowledge in natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and design to create the fundamental organization. Having this as a core, and cooperation with local communities such as municipalities and corporations, we can find solutions to diverse and complex social issues and contribute to the fulfillment of the ideal future society.
We hope that all new faculty members and academic researchers at Kyushu University will have our vision in mind while engaging in educational and research activities and that this guidebook will be helpful for you in all your future activities.