Our Environment

Meiji University Global COE (Center of Excellence) Program for the Formation and Development of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and Analysis is part of the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS) at Meiji University. Our Global COE Program strives to create an atmosphere that is conducive to advancing Mathematic Science using modeling and analysis. Due to the support of MIMS and Meiji University, our Global COE Program members are able to conduct collaborative research as well as to educate talented young students and researchers.

MIMS

MIMS was created as an important part of the future direction of Meiji University.  MIMS is dedicated to mathematical sciences and narrowing the gap between mathematics and scientific fields in order to solve problems of 21st century society.

The belief that innovation and achievements are realized through cooperation and collaboration is the basis behind MIMS. The MIMS environment enables learning, mentoring, and research that span the boundaries of individual fields. It was established as an institute within Meiji University to bring individuals with diverse backgrounds together to solve problems related to mathematical sciences as well as to foster young researchers with a strong mathematical background. Moreover, MIMS strives to establish a global network dedicated to establishing the Mathematical Sciences and creating innovations to meet modern society's needs. For more information, visit MIMS' official website at http://www.mims.meiji.ac.jp/index-e.html.

Meiji University

Meiji University is located in on the eastern side of the main island of Honshu near Tokyo, which is Japan's largest city and capitol. The University has three campuses: Surugadai, Izumi, and Ikuta. As part of MIMS, our Global COE Program is at the Ikuta campus, which is in Tokyo's suburbs in the Kanagawa prefecture.

Meiji University was initially founded in 1881 as a Law School, but over the years has evolved into a world-class university offering a variety of degrees and programs.  Today the University has about 32,000 matriculated students.

The University has a long history of being internationally minded and globally diverse.  In 1896, Meiji University began accepting international students.  This tradition continues today as there are 712 international students. In addition, we have programs in place that enable exceptional students and young researchers to study and/or conduct research abroad.

The University's original mission is to foster bright capable youths who will lead modern civil society in Japan.  Today, in addition to our original mission, the university strives to develop excellent human resources capable of leading Japan and world as modern society becomes one large global community. MIMS is a fundamental part of achieving this vision. For more information, visit the University's website at http://www.meiji.ac.jp/cip/english/.

Our Collaborators

Through MIMS, our Global COE Program works with our collaborating partners to improve the quality of education and research conducted in order to elucidate the essence of complex phenomena. In particular, our Global COE Program works with our partners to construct novel mathematical models and to implement curriculum to ensure our students and young researchers develop the skills necessary to solve 21st century problems in mathematical sciences, especially in fields related to complex phenomena. Our Global COE Program at MIMS currently has academic exchange agreements with:

 

Partner Institutes (Domestic)

Hiroshima University

About Hiroshima University:
Hiroshima University is a national University in Japan which includes 11 faculties, 12 graduate schools, a major program, a research institute, a university hospital, and 11 attached schools. The campuses are located in Hiroshima, known as the International City of Peace and Civilization.

Since 2007, Hiroshima University and Meiji University have been promoting Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education*, “Formation of consortium for education integrating mathematics and life sciences” (Chair: Shinichi TATE [Professor, Hiroshima University]), selected by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). This program is aimed at fostering young researchers who will take a major role in a new academic field “Mathematical and Life Sciences”.

Moreover, since 2008, both the universities have cooperatively been promoting another selected program by MEXT; the Global COE Program “Formation and Development of Mathematical Sciences Base on Modeling and Analysis” (Project Leader: Masayasu MIMURA [Professor, Meiji University]), with the aim of establishing international education and research institute of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and Analysis, and fostering highly creative researchers in the field.

  • “Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education” of MEXT was renamed “Program for Enhancing Systematic Education in Graduate Schools” in FY 2009.

University-wide Agreement & Memoranda

On 30th January 2009, Meiji University and Hiroshima University signed a university-wide agreement, and memoranda among Graduate Schools of both universities, intended to contribute to the further development of education and research in Japan by exchanging each knowledge and experience comprehensively as well as strengthening collaboration.

University-wide Agreement regarding interuniversity exchange between Meiji University and Hiroshima University
Memorandum regarding exchange of credit between Graduate School of Science and Technology, Meiji University, and Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University

Memorandum regarding entrustment of research guidance between Graduate School of Science and Technology, Meiji University, and Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University

Outline: Mutually Supportive Relationship of Faculty, Interuniversity Student Network, Implementation of Cooperative Projects etc.

Link:
 Hiroshima University
  http://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/index.html

 Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University
  http://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/sci-en/gra/index.html

 



Ryukoku University

About Ryukoku University :
Ryukoku University is a private university which includes 7 Undergraduate Schools, 9 Graduate Schools, a junior college, and a high school. The university, which marks the 370th anniversary of the foundation in 2009, has three campuses in Kansai Area (or Western Japan): the main campus in Fukakusa, Kyoto, and others in Omiya, Kyoto, and in Seta, Otsu.

The Faculty of Science and Technology, Undergraduate School, was established in 1989, and the Graduate School of Science and Technology was in 1993. Since its foundation, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Informatics has played an important role as an education and research hub in Mathematical Sciences in Kansai Area. This Department is especially prominent in not only traditional Mathematics and Information Sciences, but Analysis of complex phenomena which appear in society and natural environment.

Ryukoku University and Meiji University have developed the mutual relationship with joint student exchange events for the purpose of fostering young researchers in Mathematical Sciences thorough the Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education* of MEXT, “Formation of consortium for education integrating mathematics and life sciences” (Chair: Shinichi TATE [Professor, Hiroshima University]), which Meiji University and Hiroshima University have been promoting since 2007.

In addition, Ryukoku University, as an education and research hub in “Kansai Area”, will strengthen the partnership with Meiji Institute of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS), an education and research center of Meiji University in “the Tokyo metropolitan area”. This partnership of the universities will contribute to the Global COE Program “Formation and Development of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and Analysis” (Project Leader: Masayasu MIMURA [Professor, Meiji University]), selected by MEXT in FY 2008, for the purpose of worldwide development of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and Analysis.

  • “Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education” of MEXT was renamed “Program for Enhancing Systematic Education in Graduate Schools” in FY 2009.

 

University-wide Agreement & Memoranda

On 28th March 2009, Meiji University and Ryukoku University signed a university-wide agreement, and memoranda among Graduate Schools of both universities, intended to contribute to the further development of education and research in Japan by exchanging each knowledge and experience comprehensively as well as strengthening collaboration.

University-wide Agreement regarding interuniversity exchange between Meiji University and Ryukoku University
Memorandum regarding exchange of credit between Graduate School of Science and Technology, Meiji University, and Graduate School of Science and Technology, Ryukoku University
Memorandum regarding entrustment of research guidance between Graduate School of Science and Technology, Meiji University, and Graduate School of Science and Technology, Ryukoku University

Outline: Mutually Supportive Relationship of Faculty, Interuniversity Student Network, Implementation of Cooperative Projects etc.

 

Link:
 Ryukoku University
  http://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/index.php

 Graduate School of Science and Technology, Ryukoku University
  http://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english/kyouiku/daigakuin/rikou/index.html



Establishment of triangle structure
 (Meiji Univ., Hiroshima Univ. and Ryukoku Univ.)

- University-wide agreement /
  Student-exchange memorandum between Hiroshima Univ. and Ryukoku Univ. ―


Meiji University had already signed university-wide agreements and student-exchange memoranda with Hiroshima University in January 2009 and Ryukoku University in March 2009 respectively. In addition to that, on 2nd September, Hiroshima University and Ryukoku University signed a university-wide agreement and the memorandum to exchange students among their graduate schools of Science and Technology of both universities in the presence of Hiromi NAYA, President of Meiji University. The ceremony was held at Higashi-Hiroshima Campus, Hiroshima University.

This collaborative agreement led the establishment of the firm triangle structure of three Universities (Meiji, Hiroshima and Ryukoku) which overcomes the barriers of region or national / private universities. New joint projects that show the distinctive characteristics of each university will be launched for the next steps. Moreover, these three Universities aim to develop and promote the research field, “Mathematical sciences based on Modeling and Analysis”, which led the opportunity to sign this university-wide agreement.

President NAYA provided the following comments as an observer of this ceremony. “In order to establish a global research field, it is absolutely necessary to collaborate among universities with distinctive characters of each. I believe that this collaboration among Ryukoku, Hiroshima and Meiji will be a new example of center of researches. I am very happy to establish the collaboration of three Universities with this university-wide agreement and thank for the steady effort and contribution of the faculties of each university through their research exchanges.”

 



Shizuoka University

About Shizuoka University :

Shizuoka University is a national university which includes 6 Undergraduate Schools, 8 Graduate Schools, 1 United Graduate School, 1 research institute and 7 affiliated schools. The university has two campuses: the main campus in Suruga-ku, Shizuoka, and the other in Hamamatsu.

The Graduate School of Science and Technology, established in April 2006, has two divisions: Educational Division (3-Year doctoral program) and Research Division (faculty members). As an educational and research hub of “Mathematical Life Sciences” not only in Chubu area but in whole of Japan, it strives to enhance the development of Mathematical Life Sciences through the events, such as international symposiums with the theme of “Applications of Dynamical Systems Theory to Biology and Environmental Sciences” at Hamamatsu Campus in 2004 and 2007.

Shizuoka University and Meiji University have developed the mutual relationship with joint student exchange events for the purpose of fostering young researchers in Mathematical Life Sciences thorough the Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education* of MEXT, “Formation of consortium for education integrating mathematics and life sciences” (Chair: Shinichi TATE [Professor, Hiroshima University]), which Meiji University and Hiroshima University have been promoting since 2007.

Moreover, “Shizuoka Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Life Sciences”, which is newly established at Graduate School of Science and Technology of Shizuoka University, will strengthen the partnership with Meiji Institute of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS), an education and research center of Meiji University. This partnership of the universities will contribute to the Global COE Program “Formation and Development of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and Analysis” (Project Leader: Masayasu MIMURA [Professor, Meiji University]), selected by MEXT in FY 2008, for the purpose of worldwide development of Mathematical Sciences Based on Modeling and Analysis.

  • “Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education” of MEXT was renamed “Program for Enhancing Systematic Education in Graduate Schools” in FY 2009.

 

University-wide Agreement & Memoranda

On 24th March 2010, Meiji University and Shizuoka University signed a university-wide agreement, and memoranda among Graduate Schools of both universities, intended to contribute to the further development of education and research in Japan by exchanging each knowledge and experience comprehensively as well as strengthening collaboration.

University-wide Agreement regarding interuniversity exchange between Meiji University and Shizuoka University
Memorandum regarding exchange of credit and entrustment of research guidance between Meiji University and Shizuoka University
Memorandum regarding exchange of credit between Doctoral Course of Graduate School of Science and Technology, Meiji University, and Educational Division of Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University
Memorandum regarding entrustment of research guidance between Doctoral Course of Graduate School of Science and Technology, Meiji University, and Educational Division of Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University

Outline: Mutually Supportive Relationship of Faculty, Interuniversity Student Network, Implementation of Cooperative Projects etc.

 

Link:
 Shizuoka University
  http://www-en.shizuoka.ac.jp/

 Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University
  http://gsst.shizuoka.ac.jp/en/

 

International Research Network

Our Global COE Program strives to become a world class education and research center for mathematical model and analysis by building an international research network and conducting collaborative research. As part of MIMS, our Global COE Program is in the process of expanding our research network. Currently MIMS has Memoranda of Understanding with:

   (As of April 2009)

MIMS will establish partnerships with:

  • Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS), France
  • Centre for Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, U.K.
  • Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University, U.K.
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Germany
  • Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
  • Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University, U.S.A.

 

Program Advisors

From the perspectives of third parties with fair representation, evaluation and advices, the following three well-known researchers who have several experiences in the world-leading research institutions are participating as advisors of educational and research activities of our Meiji University Global COE program. Suggestions from these advisors are considered at the Global COE self-evaluation committee and fed back to the management of our organization.

 

Yasuji SAWADA (President of the Tohoku Institute of Technology)

【CAREER】
President of the Tohoku Institute of Technology (2008) Professor of the Tohoku Institute of Technology (2001) Director Professor of Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University(1996-2001) Professor of Research Institute of Electrical Commnication, Tohoku University(1973) Assistant Professor of School of Science, Osaka University (1968)

【PRIZE】
Chevalier des Palmes Academiques (French Government, 1999) Okawa Prize (Okawa Information Science Foundation, 1994)

 

 

Michiel BERTSCH(Instituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, “Mauro Picone”, CNR, Italy)

【CAREER】
Director of Instituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo, “Mauro Picone”, CNR, Italy(1997-) Professor of University of Rome, ”Tor Vergata”, Italy (1990-) Professor of University of Torino, Italy (1987-1990) Assistant Professor of Leiden University, the Netherlands (1984-1987) Pos-Doc of Brown University, Providence, U.S.A. (1983-1984)

 

 

Henri BERESTYCKI(Centre d'Analyse et de Mathématique Sociales, France)

【CAREER】
Professor of Centre d'Analyse et de Mathématique Sociales,France (2002-) Director of École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France(2001-) Professor of Classe Exceptionnelle, France (1994-) Director of NATO Advanced Scientific Institute (1994) Professor of Ècole Normale Supèrieure, France (1994-1999) Professor of Universitè Pierre et Marie Curie, France (1988-1994) Professor of Universitè Paris-Nord, France (1983-1988)

【PRIZE】
“Sophie Germain" Prize (France, 2004) "Gay-Lussac" Prize (Germany, 2005)