Integrated Innovation Center for Community (IICC)
Alongside our fundamental objectives of “education” and “research”, our university has positioned “contribution to society” as a third objective. We have established a structure for the development of local industries and have also promoted the advancement of those industries.
In order to enhance and strengthen our activities, the Organization for Promotion of Industry-University-Government Collaboration was established in April 2008, by integrating the Center for Cooperative Regional Research and the Intellectual Property Office, with a new function to encourage new enterprises and provide support.
The Organization consists of the “Promotion for Research Development Division”, “Intellectual Property Division” and “Support for Enterprise Division”, and aims to provide various supports at each stage, including the creation of intellectual properties through research at our university, and the protection and application of those properties. Okinawa TLO Ltd. and Okinawa Human Capital Ltd. are located in the same building on campus as the Organization, and we have been developing the capability to promote and support industry-university-government collaboration.
In 2009, the organization was selected as “The Industry-University-Government Collaboration bases for the Promotion of Okinawan health and bioscience industry” to advance the health and bioscience industry in Okinawa through cooperation with Okinawa Prefectural Government.
Instrumental Research Center
Instrumental Research Center is a university-affiliated institute for e ducat ion and research. Introductions of new instruments have been steadily advanced, and workshops on the instruments were widely provided to users. And internal as well as external requests for an analysis are extensively accepted.
Education and Research Center for Lifelong Learning
The aim of the Center is to promote education research, and foster the creation of a organization for lifelong learning in Okinawa by providing learning resources at the University of the Ryukyus.
Computing and Networking Center
e center aims to promote computer education and to offer information services such as E-mail and WWW to all students, faculty members and staff by administering the campus computer network faculty members. In addition, the center researches and develops information processing systems and next campus computer network system for the new generation.
Recently the center is focusing the High bandwidth Internet connection and the wireless LAN services. In addition, the center provides advanced network applications such as e-learning system. The center provide, not only the infrastructure and network application services but also consultation and seminar services to all student, teacher, and staff.
International Student Center
The International Student Center provides education in Japanese language and culture, as well as assistance with students’ academic and personal needs and promotes academic and student exchange. The Center offers a variety of educational opportunities including short-term student exchange programs for international students from partner institutions, education for students who minor in the Japanese language, and an international students festival which aims at deepening mutual understanding among international students, Japanese students, faculty and staff as well as local people.
Furthermore, the International Students Center provides career support for international students to enter Japanese companies through our “Career Development Program for Foreign Students from Asia-Project for Advanced Foreign Student Training” co-sponsored by the Ministry of Economy,Trade and Industry(METI) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology(MEXT).