Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

A. Advanced Research Networks
Research Cooperation Division,
International Program Department
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku,
102-0083, JAPAN

B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms

Core-to-Core Program

List of Adopted Projects

B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms

List of FY2018 Projects

(Apr. 2018 - Mar. 2021)
No. Project Title Core Institute, Japanese Coodinator Partner Countries Core Institute (Partner) Coordinator (Partner)
1 Establishment of a research network for exploring the linguistic diversity and linguistic dynamism in Africa Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, SHINAGAWA Daisuke, Associate Professor Botswana University of Botswana Kari Ethelbert
Tanzania University of Dar es Salaam Mapunda Gastor
Uganda Makerere University Oriikiriza Celestino
South Africa University of Venda Hlungwani Crous
Zambia University of Zambia Ngalande Sande
2 Formation of Social Design Research Hub for Tackling Sustainability Issues The University of Tokyo, MINO Takashi, Professor Kenya University of Nairobi M'iliugu Henry Mutembei
Malaysia Universiti Sains Malaysia Sibly Suzyrman
Thailand Chulalongkorn University Sutthirat Chakkaphan
South Africa University of Cape Town Bradshaw Dee
3 Southeast Asia research-base network on climate change adaptation science Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science, Ibaraki University, ITO Tetsuji, Professor Indonesia Bogor Agricultural University Syaib Muhanmmad Faiz
Thailand Phuket Rajabhat University Vongtanaboon Sukanya
Vietnam Vietnam Japan University Nguyen Huy Ngoc
4 Construction of the international network for transdisciplinary research and practice for reducing environment problems Ehime University, SAKAKIBARA Masayuki, Professor Brunei Darussalam Universiti Brunei Darussalam Hajah Rafidah Haji Gharif
Indonesia Institute of Technology, Bandung Sapiie Benyamin
Myanmar University of Medicine 1, Yangon Kyaw Ye Myint
Malaysia University of Malaya Shaifulazuar Bin Rozali
Thailand Chiang Mai University Srisurapanont Manit
Vietnam VNU University of Science Mai Nhuan Trong
5 Establishment of Research and Education Hub on Smart Mining for Sustainable Resource Development in Southern African Countries Akita University, KAWAMURA Yohei, Professor Botswana BIUST Shemang Elisha M
Mozambique Tete Polytechnic Institute Bene Bernardo Miguel
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand Cawood Frederick
Zambia University of Zambia Sikazwe Oskazwa N
6 Establishment of research network for natural physiologically active substances by the fusion of natural product chemistry and insect biomedical research Kyoto Institute of Technology, KAMEI Kaeko, Professor Cambodia Royal University of Phnom Penh Chansorphea Srey
Myanmar Yangon Technological University Tint Kywe Tint
Thailand Chiang Mai University Pitchakarn Pornsiri
Vietnam University of Science, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh city Dang Thi Phuong Thao
7 Building up an international research network for successful seed production technology development and dissemination leading South-East Asian region Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, SANO Motohiko, Professor Indonesia Diponegoro University Desrina
Malaysia Universiti Malaysia Sabah Mohammad Tamrin Bin Mohamad Lal
Philippines Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center Ayson Evelyn Grace de Jesus
Thailand Department of Fisheries Khomvilai Chutima
Vietnam Research Institute for Aquaculture No.3 Ninh Nguyen Huu
8 Development of Research Base and International Network toward Rice Research Innovation in Africa International Cooperation Center for Agricultural Education, Nagoya University, MAKIHARA Daigo, Associate Professor Kenya Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization Kimani John Munji
Tanzania Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute Kashenge Sophia Killenga
Uganda National Agricultural Research Organization Lamo Jimmy
9 Development of Nursing and Midwifery Program to Train Leaders and Promote Quality in Antenatal,Intrapartum and Neonatal care St. Luke's International University, HORIUCHI Shigeko, Professor Indonesia National Islamic University Agus Yenita
Laos University of Health Sciences in Lao P.D.R. Phanpaseuth Souksavanh
Myanmar University of Nursing, Mandalay Khin Thet Wai
Tanzania Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) Lashabari Sebalda
10 Establishment of Research Platform toward Eradication of Hepatitis Virus-related Liver Diseases in East Asia Kanazawa University, KANEKO Shuichi, Professor China Sichuan University TANG Hong
Mongolia Mongolian National Univerisity of Medical Sciences DUGER Davaadorj
Vietnam Haiphong University of Medicine and Pharmacy THUC Pham Van

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List of FY2017 Projects

(Apr. 2017 - Mar. 2020)
No. Project Title Core Institute, (Coordinator) (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute (Partner) Coordinator (Partner)
1 The research for the culture of contemporary Hand-Made Paper and artistic expression. ~With the focus on the revival of Samarkand paper~ Aichi University of the Arts
UZBEKISTAN National institute of fine art and design named after Kamoliddin Bekhzod Khadjimetov Behzod
CHINA Dalian Nationalities University Ma Chun Dong
KOREA Dankook University Yoonmee Park
2 Formation of International Center of Excellence to Promote Teacher Education on ESD Okayama University
FUJII Hiroki
INDONESIA Indonesia University of Education Rusdiana Dadi
LAOS Bankeun Teacher College Siboualipha Sompong
MONGOLIA National University of Mongolia Jalgalsaikhan Dulguun
MYANMAR Sagaing University of Education Maw San San
Head of Department
KOREA Cheongju National University of Education Lee Sunkyung
CHINA The Chinese University of Hong Kong Cheung Sin-pui
3 Research cooperation between ICDP projects to drill into seismic zones in South Africa and India Ritsumeikan University
University of the Witwatersrand Durrheim Raymond John
INDEA Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Somala Surenda Nadh
ISRAEL Tel-Aviv University Neta Wechsler
4 Japan-South-East Asia Collaboration Hub of Bioplastics Study Osaka University
UYAMA Hiroshi
THAILAND Chulalongkorn University CHIRACHANCHAI Suwabun
MALAYSIA Universiti Sains Malaysia KUMAR K Sudesh
INDONESIA Indonesian Institute of Sciences KARINA Myrtha
PHILIPPINES University of the Philippines FUNDADOR Noreen Grace V
5 Establishment of Partnership among Mineral and Geothermal Resources in Asia and Africa Region by Near Future Generation Geoscientists Kyushu University
Associate Professor
INDONESIA Gadjah Mada University Setijadji Lucas
THAILAND Chulalongkorn University BOONPRAMOTE Thitisak
PHILIPPINES Universit of the Philippines PAYOT Betchaida
MONGOLIA Mongolian University of Science and Technology SERENEEN Jargalan
MYANMAR University of Yangon AYE May Thwe
ALGERIA University of Science and Technology, Houari Boumediene ABDALLAH Nachida
EGYPT Egyptian Nuclear Materials Authority IBRAHIM Waleed
KENYA University of Nairobi Mulwa Josphat
University of the Witwatersrand University KINNAIRD Judith
6 Collaborative research network on standardization of design and construction for hot weather concreting based on Asian climate and materials Saitama University
Associate Professor
THAILAND Thammasat University Tangtermsirikul Somnuk
VIETNAM National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi Nguyen Giang Hoang
SRI LANKA University of Moratuwa Nanayakkara Anura
7 Data Collection Network in Asia, Africa, and Latin America by CubeSat Constellation Kyushu Institute of Technology
CHO Mengu
PHILIPPINES University of the Philippines Diliman Marciano Joel Joseph
SUDAN Institute of Space Research and Aerospace Mirghani Moutaman
MALAYSIA Universiti Teknologi MARA Ibrahim Idnin Pasya
BHUTAN Ministry of Information & Communications Namgyal Jigme Thinlye
TAIWAN National Cheng Kung University Juang Jyh-Ching
THAILAND King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok Saisutjarit Phongsatorn
GHANA All Nations University College Donkor Samuel H
BANGLADESH BRAC University Rhaman Khalilur
MONGOLIA National University of Mongolia DASHDONDOG Erdenebaatar
NIGERIA Federanl University of Technology, Akure Akinyede Joseph
ETHIOPIA Bahir Dar University Damtie Baylie
NEPAL Nepal Academy of Science and Technology POKHAREL Jiba Raj
SRI LANKA Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT) EDIRIWEERA Kamani
8 Sustainable Asian vertebrate species diversity research network and young researcher development The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto University
KOREA Seoul National University LEE Hang
CHINA Shandong University LI Yuchun
VIETNAM Vietnam National Museum of Nature NGUYEN Thien Tao
LAOS National University of Laos SANAMXAY Daosavanh
MYANMAR University of Yangon Thida Lay Thwe
THAILAND Chulalongkorn University MALAIVIJITNOND Suchinda
MALAYSIA University of Malaya Rosli Hashim
INDONESIA Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Amir Hamidy
9 Establishment of international collaborating center for controlling tick-borne protozoan diseases Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
XUAN Xuenan
VIETNAM Hue University LAN Dinh Thi Bich
THAILAND Kasetsart University INPANKAEW Tawin
PHILIPPINES De La Salle University CLAVERIA Florencia
SRI LANKA Department of Animal Production and Health SILVA Seekkuge Susil Priyanntha
10 Enhancement of the livestock productivity and reinforcement of countermeasure for prevention of animal infectious diseases in Southeast Asia by a cooperation with research bases with a hub function University of Miyazaki
THAILAND Department of Livestock Development RODTIAN Pranee
INDONESIA Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) PRIOSOERYANTO Bambang Pontjo
11 Establishing research network for control of childhood acute respiratory infections in Asia and Africa Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
PHILIPPINES Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) Lupisan Socorro P.
INDONESIA The State Islamic University of Syarif Hidayatullah (UIN) Sumantri Arif
CAMBODIA National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) Chhorvonn Chhea
ZAMBIA The University Teaching Hopspital (UTH) Mpanbalwani Mwila
12 Formation of gastrointestinal infectious disease center mainly focused on Helic obacter pylori infection in African countries Oita University
DR CONGO University of Mbujimayi Pascal Tshiamala
KENYA The Kisii teaching and referral hospital Ondari Enock
NIGERIA University of Ibadan Oluwasola Abideen Olayiwola
University of Venda Moodley Yoshan
RWANDA Kigali University Teaching Hospital MUKABATSINDA Constance

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List of FY2016 Projects

(Apr. 2016 - Mar. 2019)
No. Project Title Core Institute, (Coordinator) (Japan) Partner Countries Core Institute (Partner) Coordinator (Partner)
1 Establishment of the Network for Safeguarding and Development of the Cultural H
eritage in the Mekong Basin Countries
Waseda University
(Faculty of Science and Engineering, KOIWA, Masaki, Associate Professor)
CAMBODIA Norton University SO Sokuntheary
VIETNAM Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology LE Vinh An
LAOS National University of Laos CHITHPANYA Soukanh
THAILAND Silpakorn University CHATURAWONG Chotima
MYANMAR Mandalay Technological University SU Su
2 Construction of global environmental study basis through practical approaches b
ased on the Asia Platform
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
(SHIBATA, Shozo, Professor)
VIETNAM Hue University LE An Van
VIETNAM Hanoi University of Science and Technology HUYNH Hai Trung
VIETNAM The University of Danang TRAN Quang Van
LAOS University of Champasak BOUNMY Phonesavanh
CAMBODIA Royal University of Agriculture NGO Bunthan
INDONESIA Bogor Agricultural University RUSTIADI Ernan
PHILIPPINES University of the Philippines ABASOLO Willie
THAILAND Mahidol University BOONTANON Suwanna Kitpati
MALAYSIA University of Malaya SHAABAN Ghazaly Bin
3 Study of GNSS satellite anomaly in the Asian and African equatorial region Nagoya University
(Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, SHIOKAWA, Kazuo, Professor)
NIGERIA Study of GNSS satellite anomaly in the Asian and African equatorial region RABIU babatunde Akeem
INDONESIA National Insititue of Aeronautics and Space YATINI Clara Yono
THAILAND Chiang Mai University KOMOLMIS Tharadol
4 Asian Chemical Biology Initiative Kyoto University, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences
(UESUGI, Motonari, Professor)
KOREA Seoul National University PARK Seung Bum
CHINA Tsinghua University LI Yan-Mei
SINGAPORE Nanyang Technological University XING Bengang
INDEA Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur VERMA Sandeep
5 Establishment of observing means for dynamics of the Earth environment in Asia
with micro-satellites
Hokkaido University
(Faculty of Science,TAKAHASHI, Yukihiro, Professor)
PHILIPPINES University of the Philippines Diliman MARCIANO Joel Joseph S.
VIETNAM Vietnam National Satellite Center PHUONG Vu Viet
INDONESIA National Institute of Aeronautics and Space ANDIARTI Rika
MYANMAR Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University THWIN Kyi
MONGOLIA National University of Mongolia RENCHIN Tsolmon
6 Research Hub for Compact Mobility Model in the ASEAN Region Nagoya University
(Green Mobility Collaborative Research Center, ICHINO, Ryoichi, Professor)
THAILAND Chulalongkorn University SRIPAKAGORN Angkee
VIETNAM Hanoi University of Science and Technology LE ANH Tuan
LAOS National University of Laos BOUNPHANMY Somchanh
Research and education network on Southeast Asian coastal ecosystems
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Instute, The University of Tokyo
(NISHIDA, Shuhei, Professor)
INDONESIA Research Center for Oceanography, Indonesian Institute of Sciences ARIFIN Zainal
MALAYSIA Universiti Putra Malaysia ARSHAD Aziz
PHILIPPINES University of the Philippines, Visayas WILFREDO Campos
THAILAND Chulalongkorn University VIYAKARN Voranop
VIETNAM Instituite of Marine Environment and Resources TRAN Dinh Lan
8 Developing a network of long-term research field stations to monitor environmen
tal changes and ecosystem responses in Asian forests
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
(KAMATA, Naoto, Professor)
KOREA Seoul National University LEE Woo-Shin
TAIWAN National Taiwan University TSAI Ming-Jer
THAILAND Kasetsart University TANTASIRIN Chatchai
MALAYSIA University Malaysia Sabah HOW Phua Mui
9 Research Exchange in Genome Cohort Studies for Field Malaria Parasites, Dengue
Viruses and Vector Insects
University of Tokyo
(Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, SUZUKI, Yutaka, Professor)
INDONESIA Sam Ratulangi University TUDA Josef B
THAILAND Mahidol University KOMALAMISA Narumon
10 Development of National Malaria Elimination Strategy in Kenya Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine
(KANEKO, Akira, Professor)
KENYA Kenya Medical Research Institute MUNGA Stephen
CHINA Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine LI GuoQiao
11 Establishment pf Toyama-Asia-Africa Pharmaceutical Network (TAA-PharmNet) for D
evelopment of New Drugs Based on the Natural Medicine
University of Toyama
(Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, YAKURA, Takayuki, Professor)
CHINA Shandong University WANG Fen-shan
KOREA Kyung Hee University RYU Jong Hoon
INDONESIA University of Hasanudin PULUBUHU Dwia Aries Tina
EGYPT Cairo University MESELHY Meselhy Ragab
12 Collaborative work to develop platform for zoonotic infectious diseases among J
apan, Egypt and Asian countries
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
(School of Medicine, NAKAYA, Takaaki, Professor)
EGYPT Damanhour University IBRAHIM Madiha Sara
THAILAND Mahidol University MORALES Vargas Enrique Ronald
MONGOLIA Hustai National Park trust TARAV Munkhbat