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Leading the development of new materials under the new paradigm of nanoarchitectonics — MANA
The International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) is one of the 13 research centers funded by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI). The aim of the WPI is to create top world-level research centers which are sufficiently attractive to outstanding researchers from around the world, and MANA was established in 2007 under this premise to encourage proactive science and nanotechnology research with a team of excellent researchers.
MANA has been called one of Japan's best research institutes not only for its research output, but also for its efforts to internationalize and establish effective programs for training young researchers.
Toward a better global future:
Pioneering a new paradigm in materials development
on the basis of “nanoarchitectonics”
- ■ Develop groundbreaking new materials on the basis of “nanoarchitectonics”
- ■ Create a “melting pot” where top-level researchers gather from around the world
- ■ Foster young scientists who battle to achieve innovative research
- ■ Construct a worldwide network of nanotechnology research centers
The new MANA's mission
More than half of MANA researchers are non-Japanese.
A government program to create "globally visible research centers".
A group of world-class researchers who provide MANA researchers with strong advice.
Satellites: The forward operating bases and information hubs in MANA's global network.
Foreign universities and research institutions that have signed MOUs with MANA.
One of the world's best training systems for young scientists.
MANA is fully equipped with cutting-edge equipment, including one of the world's most advanced magnetic wave devices.
MANA develops an environment in which researchers can focus on their research.
MANA's forward-looking attempt at developing a zero-energy building.