Asian Program Division, International Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 TEL+81-3-3263-2316, 1724 FAX+81-3-3234-3700 MAILacore@jsps.go.jp
The Core University Program has ended in FY2010.
The Core University Program provides a framework for international cooperative research in specifically designated fields and topics, centering around universities designated as core universities in Japan and in the counterpart Asian countries. Under the program, universities and individual scientists in the affiliated countries carry out cooperative research projects with sharply focused topics and explicity delineated goals. This program started with Thailand and Indonesia in 1978, and expanded to the Philippines in 1979, to Singapore in 1983, to Malaysia in 1984, to China in 1993, to Republic of Korea in 1998, and to Vietnam in 1999. The Core University Program includes scientist exchanges, cooperative research, and scientific seminars.