OIST Talks: Kazuhiko Ishimura

Kazuhiko Ishimura smiling

OIST President Peter Gruss speaks with leaders from across Business and Science in 'OIST Talks'.
Kazuhiko Ishimura, President of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), talks with Peter about the future of Japanese universities and research institutions.
The two discuss the challenges of Japan's research capabilities, the challenges of research funding, and the role of universities and research institutions in driving innovation in Japan.

0:00 - Intro
0:04 - What are the challenges facing Japan's research capabilities and research institutions?
02:34 - How can we distribute funds for curiosity-driven research?
07:00 - Governance reforms implemented at AIST
08:49 - How can we create an environment in which seeds from universities can lead to innovation?
09:53 - How can researchers be proactive in implementing their research results in society?
11:56 - Can we expect any OIST-AIST collaborations?
13:32 - A message to aspiring researchers

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