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Basic Research Promotion Division, Research Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
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World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Initiative

The World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) was launched in 2007 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in a drive to build within Japan “globally visible” research centers that boast a very high research standard and outstanding research environment, sufficiently attractive to prompt frontline researchers from around the world to want to work in them. These centers are given a high degree of autonomy, allowing them to revolutionize conventional modes of research operation and administration in Japan.

JSPS is commissioned by MEXT to conduct the program’s grant selection and project assessment processes and to perform support functions aimed at maximizing the WPI Program's achievements.

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What's New

March 30, 2021
FY 2020 academy working group members were posted.
March 30, 2021
FY 2019 Progress reports &FY 2020 Follow-up report were posted.
February 19, 2021
WPI FY2021 Call for Proposals for new centers posted.
January 20, 2021
MEXT formulated new WPI missions.
August 7, 2020
WPI Pamphlet Version 16 and Leaflet posted.
May 13, 2020
I2CNER was certified as a member of the WPI Academy on April 1st.
March 30, 2020
FY2018 Progress reports & FY2019 Follow-up report were posted.
October 1, 2019
Dr. Shin-ichi Orimo assumed the post of director of AIMR on October 1st.
July 12, 2019
WPI brochure Version 15 posted.
July 1, 2019
Dr. Kiyoshi Takeda assumed the post of director of IFReC on July 1st.

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Selected Projects

WPI research centers IIIS ICRedd ASHBi ELSI I2CNER mana AIMR iCeMS iFReC IPMU NanoLSI IRCN