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MEXT Vice Minister Kenshiro Matsunami visited NIMS

2008.02.18
(2008.03.01 Update)


(Monday, February 18, 2008) Vice Minister Kenshiro Matsunami of Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) visited NIMS.

"Photo:  Vice Minister Matsunami listens to explanation of ICYS from Dr. Bando (Managing Director of ICYS)" Image

Photo: Vice Minister Matsunami listens to explanation of ICYS from Dr. Bando (Managing Director of ICYS)



After receiving a brief explanation from NIMS President Prof. Teruo Kishi, Mr. Matsunami visited the High Voltage Electron Microscopy Station, High Magnetic Field Station, and NanoFoundry Station, which are main research facilities of the new International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), an important NIMS project under MEXT’s World Premier International (WPI) Research Center Initiative.

The Vice Minister also visited the International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS), which as played a key role in internationalization at NIMS. The functions of the ICYS will be inherited by MANA at the end of the present fiscal year (March 31, 2008).