International Research Organization for Advanced Science and Technology (IROAST)The International Research Organization for Advanced Science and Technology (IROAST), which opened in April of 2016, is one of the Centers of Excellence in Kumamoto University and promotes world class, cutting-edge research in science and technology. It features a standardized international research environment with several established global collaborations and utilizes a tenure track based personnel system.
The aim of IROAST is to further international collaboration to widen our research network in specific areas. To achieve this goal, the organization focuses on creating strong researcher networks in four advanced areas; 1. Nano Material Science, 2. Green Energy, 3. Environmental Science, and 4. Advanced Green Bio. English is designated as the official language of the organization which will promote an internationally collaborative environment between the various fields within the institute.
The ultimate goal of IROAST is to produce outstanding researchers who lead the world in their respective fields.