World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI)
The WPI Program Committee meets annually to ascertain the state of project progress and recommend improvements when necessary.
- At Follow-up Meetings, the Program Committee interviews the center directors and the heads of the host institutions and receives a report from the Program Officers assigned to each project.
- When deemed necessary, the Committee prepares a list of aspects that require improvement and conveys it to the subject center(s).
Program Director(PD), Deputy Program Director(DPD) and Program Officers(PO)
PD, DPD and POs (one for each center) have been assigned by JSPS to conduct the follow-up activities.
as of December 2022
|PD/PO||Name||Position, Affiliation||Assigned center|
|PD||UKAWA Akira||Director, Center for World Premier International Research Center Initiative, JSPS||—|
|DPD||KAIBUCHI Kozo||Director/Designated Professor, Center for Medical Science, Fujita Health University||—|
|PO||MISHINA Masayoshi||Research Professor, The Research Organization of Science and Technology, Ritsumeikan University||International Research Center for Neurointelligence(IRCN), The University of Tokyo|
|PO||NAKANO Akihiko||Deputy Director and Team Leader, RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics||Nano Life Science Institute (NanoLSI), Kanazawa University|
|PO||TATSUMI Kazuyuki||Honorary Professor, Nagoya University||Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICReDD), Hokkaido University|
|PO||OKANO Hideyuki||Professor, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Keio University||Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Biology (ASHBi), Kyoto University|
|PO||TSUNETA Saku||Director General, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, National Institutes of Natural Sciences||International Center for Quantum-field Measurement Systems for Studies of the Universe and Particles (QUP), High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)|
|PO||KURODA Shinya||Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo||Premium Research Institute for Human Metaverse Medicine (PRIMe), Osaka University|
|PO||YASHIMA Eiji||Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University||International Institute for Sustainability with Knotted Chiral Meta Matter (SKCM2), Hiroshima University|
|PO||TAKAHASHI Ryosuke||Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University||Human Biology-Microbiome-Qutantum Research Center (Bio2Q), Keio Univercity|
- With the assigned PO as its chair, a working group for each center has been established under the Program Committee.
- Each group comprises about 5-6 specialists in the subject field. As a rule, about half of them are overseas members.