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NIMS Takes Large Stride toward Becoming<br>‘World Premier International’ Research Center

(September 12, 2007) - NIMS has been selected as one of a handful of institutes eligible to receive research grants under the “World Premier International Research Center Initiative,” a program sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

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Purpose of MANA



NIMS was selected for its proposed “International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics” (MANA), which will capitalize on one of Japan’s fortes—materials development—to contribute to the solution of serious problems faced by 21st century society, including challenges in such areas as the environment, energy, and resources. Utilizing the know-how and expertise cultivated at International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS), NIMS will establish MANA as a center for generating talented researchers, attracting science and engineering virtuosos from all over the world, and producing solid, outstanding results.

Over the next ten years, NIMS will endeavor to develop MANA into a world-class hub for research in nanotechnology and nanomaterials, with this project leading the way for NIMS’ evolution into one of the world’s top-level materials research centers.