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The Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities

Since being selected for the “Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2013, we have established international collaborative research groups for life sciences, natural sciences, and humanities and social sciences to globalize and strengthen our research activities. Under the management of top professors in each research group, we invite researchers from abroad, recruit talented young researchers, regularly hold international seminars, establish overseas joint laboratories, and do much more.

Institutions Collaborating with Kumamoto University (2011-2021)

Kumamoto University is currently working with 3,001 international institutions and we actively promote new collaborations to deliver quality research.

 Top 10 Institutional Collaborations by Number of Publications



Number of Publications


1 National Institutes of Health (NIH) - USA 176 USA
2 Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) 133 FRANCE
3 Harvard University 126 USA
4 NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) 113 USA
5 University of California System 109 USA
6 University of Texas System 77 USA
7 University of Southern California 76 USA
7 Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (Inserm) 76 FRANCE
9 University of Sydney 74 AUSTRALIA
9 National University of Singapore 73 SINGAPORE
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