Project Centers

  Shimane University has six Project Centers in the Research Advancement Organization (RAO)*. The goal of the Project Centers is to promote unique research and educational activities by groups of interdisciplinary researchers. These Project Centers complement the research-promoting programs of Shimane University, the Project Studies on Prioritized Areas, and the Project Studies on Emerging Areas.
In addition to publicizing all the research activities of the Project Centers worldwide, The RAO will promote further research activities at Shimane University.
 
* RAO was renamed "The Center for the Promotion of Project Research" from April 1, 2013.

Primary research projects

●Ruby OSS Project Center
 Director, Tetsuo Noda, Professor in the Faculty of Law and Literature
 Director Term 2012.12.28 - 2018.3.31   
 Current Research: Comprehensive research into developing software in open source form; research on the application of education and human resources development   


Kunibiki Geo-Park Project Center   
  Director, Toshiaki Iriduki, Professor in the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science & Engineering    
  Director Term 2012.12.28 - 2018.3.31   
  Current Research: Scientific investigation of the Izumo region in order to promote it in Japanese and
  international Geo-parks

Nanotechnology Project Center      
 Director, Yasuhisa Fujita, Professor in the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science & Engineering
 Director Term 2012.12.28 - 2018.3.31   
 Current Research:
 @ Research on evaluation techniques and applications of nanomaterials
 A Research on fabrication technologies for nanoparticle coated devices
 B Biomedical applications of Raman spectroscopy

Natural Disaster Reduction Project Center  
 Director, Wang Fawu, Professor in the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science & Engineering  
 Director Term 2012.12.28 - 2018.3.31  
 Current Research: Focusing on the San-in region of western Japan, clarify the characteristics of natural
  hazards, and examine effective measures for natural disaster prevention and risk reduction.

●Project Center for the 6th Industrialization of Agriculture, Forestry,
 and Fisheries
  
 Director,Toshikazu Matsumoto, Professor in the Faculty of Life and Environmental Science
 Director Term 2012.12.28 - 2018.3.31   
 Current Research: 6th Industrialization of Izumo regional products


●Higgs-Early Universe Project Center
 Director, Naoyuki Haba, Professor in the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science & Engineering       Director Term 2014.2.17 - 2019.3.31       
 Current Research : Theoretical research of Higgs particle and early universe

●Fisheries Management Research Center   
  Director, Futoshi Aranishi, Professor in the Estuary Research Center   
  Director Term 2014.2.17 - 2019.3.31    
  Current Research:

●Wood-Design Project Center   
 Director, Shigefumi Okamoto, Associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science &
 Engineering    
 Director Term 2014.2.17 - 2019.3.31
 Current Research:     

●Raman project center for medical and biological applications
  Director,Tatsuyuki Yamamoto, Professor in the Faculty of Life and Environmental Science
 Director Term 2014.2.17 - 2019.3.31
 Current Research : Applied study of Raman spectroscopy on medical and biological fields

TaTara Nanotechnology Project Center   
 Director, Takuya Ohba, Professor in the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science & Engineering   
 Director Term 2014.2.17 - 2019.3.31   
 Current Research:

●Project Center for Comprehensive Research on Congenital Anomalies    
 Director, Hiroki Otani, Professor in the Faculty of Medicine   
 Director Term 2014.4.1 - 2019.3.31   
 Current Research: Comprehensive research by multidisciplinary approach including biomedicine and mathematics on normal and abnormal development in humans and experimental animals 

●“SUIGANN”Project Center        
 Director, Takeshi Urano, Professor in the Faculty of Medicine
 Director Term 2014.4.1 - 2020.3.31  
 Current Research:

●Ancient Izumo Project Center
Director, Yasuo Ohashi, Professor in the Faculty of Law and Literature
Director Term 2014.4.1 - 2020.3.31
Current Research:  Interdisciplinary Research of the Development of a Regional Polity in the Formation of Izumo no Kuni (the Izumo Province)

●The Center for Historical and Cultural Studies in Eastern Asia
 and Pacific Area

 Director, Hiroaki Okamura, Professor in the Center for Foreign Language Education
 Director Term 2015.2.23 - 2021.3.31
Current Research:  Interdisciplinary research in History, Tradition and Culture beyond National Boundaries


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