Public Sector Coordination and Intellectual Properties Headquarters
Intellectual Properties Center
The Meiji University Intellectual Properties Center was established in October 2000 as the University's TLO (Technology Licensing Organization), and was certified as an "Authorized TLO" by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in April 2001. Based on a strategy drawn up by the Public Sector Coordination and Intellectual Properties Headquarters, the center is involved in seeking out intellectual property and putting it to use.
Meiji University set up the Incubation Center in order to support business startups based on University research results and new business by collaboration with private companies. The center's facilities are located at the Academy Common on the Surugadai Campus.
Research Planning Promotion Headquarters
At the frontline of promoting development
The Research Planning Promotion Headquarters was set up in order to promote the importance of maintaining a research environment and overseeing that research is carried out in a strategic manner at Meiji University. The headquarters promotes a wide array of research across the three basic research areas of humanities, social science, and science and technology, and aims to carry out world class research promotion with excellent research results.
In addition, several bottom up "special research units" have been set up to promote collaborative efforts of researchers both inside and outside of Meiji University to carry out research in specific areas. Out of the developments which will take place from these units we hope to be appointed as a ''Research Cluster'', and while promoting research in a strategic way we wish to keep promoting the importance of maintaining a research environment. At the various research organizations which have had the benefit of being chosen by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, large scale research projects have advanced rapidly, and it is hoped that they will make a large contribution to the development of academic research.
Institutes for Special Advanced Research
The Institutes for Special Advanced Research system was recently set up as a strategic organization for research and intellectual property, to plan cultivation which focuses on important international research. They focus their attention on cutting-edge important research projects from places such as research clusters, which have an international dimension and which will benefit society.
The first such institute to be set up is the Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS).
MIMS promotes the use of mathematics in solving the myriad of phenomena which occur in society and nature, while also guiding young researchers in the area of mathematics, and with the enlightened nature of its education it aims to become a base for outstanding international research. MIMS has been chosen for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Global COE Program and hopes are high that this will bear fruit.