Research Results

Research Funds

The total research funds for FY2015 were approximately 1,102,000,000 yen (approx. US$11 million). (Total university revenue was 15,513,440,000 yen (approx. US$153 million)) In terms of the breakdown of funds, as shown in Figure 7-1, the JSPS Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research and government agency funds comprise 70% of the total.
Details of funding over the past five years, including scientific research funds, government agency research funds, research grants and donations, and other assistance payments, are shown below.

Research funds breakdown

Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research
Government agency research funds
Commissioned research projects/ Donation
Other funds
Scientific Papers and Patents

The variation in number of scientific papers and international conference papers over the last five years, and the number of patent applications, are shown in the figures.

Total number of scientific papers and international conference papers

In addition, the number of citations of papers written by our graduate school supervisory teaching staff was 668 (FY2014).

In 2013 the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT) introduced the Center of Innovation Science and Technology based Radical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program (COI STREAM), which adopted 12 large-scale industry-academic collaborative research centers as globally competitive centers of innovation. KIT's Innovative Composite Materials Research & Development Center (ICC) was the only center from a private university to be selected. The ICC performs integrated research and development related to carbon fiber composite materials under the one roof, from upstream (basic research) to downstream (applied research for industry).

In addition, according to MEXT's FY2014 inquiry into the status of industry-academic collaboration in higher-education institutions, the KIT ranked 7th overall among research organizations (including national and municipal institutions) with between 300 and 500 researchers (a total of 42 organizations) for the amount of funds received for collaborative research with private companies, and 1st out of private universities. We also ranked 1st out of private universities with less than 1000 researchers (from a total of 341 institutions).

Furthermore, the KIT possesses five overseas research establishments, in the KIT/UMD MEG Joint Research Laboratory (University of Maryland, America), KIT-Macquarie Brain Research Laboratory (Macquarie University, Australia), KIT/NYU MEG Joint Research Laboratory (New York University, America), KIT/UCL/CNRS Joint Research Laboratory (University of London, England) and in the KIT/NYU Abu Dhabi MEG Joint Research Laboratory (New York University Abu Dhabi).