Overview of International Joint Usage/Research Center
Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) was established in 1963 as a cooperative research institute affiliated to Kyoto University for the purpose of accelerating research in mathematical sciences. Since 2010 RIMS is certified as a Joint Usage/Research Center by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) , contributing to progress of the researches, providing researchers in the mathematical sciences with opportunities for various joint researches. On November 13, 2018, RIMS was certified as an international joint usage/research center by MEXT that functions as an international hub for other research institutes in and outside Japan, with the aim of leading international joint research activities and strengthen the research abilities of Japanese researchers. RIMS implements five types of Joint Research Activities as an international joint usage/research center (RIMS Workshops (Type A,B,C), RIMS Symposia, RIMS Satellite Seminars, RIMS Review Seminars, and RIMS Long-Term Researchers), and the RIMS Research Projects that are provided in combination with any of the above-mentioned programs. In the RIMS Research Projects, leading researchers from abroad stay at RIMS to conduct research activities for a medium to long-term. These programs aim to promote international collaborative research activities and development of young researchers. RIMS publicly solicits proposals for Joint Research Activities from in and outside Japan once a year or throughout the year depending on the types of programs. Joint Research Activities proposed are examined and approved by the Technical Committee and the Advisory Board. RIMS may designate some urgent and important projects as special projects to expedite their efficient implementation.
Outline of the Joint Research Activities & Application forms
The Advisory Board discusses important matters relating to implementation of Joint Research Activities, at the request of the Director of RIMS. The Technical Committee examines publicly solicited proposals for Joint Research Activities, at the request of the Director. Both committees are comprised of RIMS faculty, persons who were appointed by the Director from within Kyoto University, and internal and external specialists recommended by specialty committees of the Science Council of Japan and appointed by the RIMS Director. A majority of these committee members are specialists from outside the University. RIMS also appoints International Advisors who provide advice to researchers necessary for understanding global developments in the fields of mathematics and mathematical sciences.