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Nagoya University's human development goal is to foster "courageous intellectuals." President Seiichi Matsuo used the term to fire up students in his commencement and matriculation addresses this spring. It can be heard in various settings ...

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Prof. Michiko Kusunoki of the Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability, who retired at the end of March, was Nagoya University's only female professor of engineering. Once told by her own university teacher that she was "not si...

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February 26, 2018

Another 'Transformative'

At Nagoya University, the word transformative tends to evoke the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), which is part of Japan's World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Initiative. But there's another "transformative" h...

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We hear about the merging of disciplines, but in reality things are not so simple. There is no guarantee of achievements if researchers from different fields are just brought together to be in the same place. The Institute of Transformative...

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The last fall, news that American scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for capturing the gravitational waves for the first time was received with much excitement on these shores too. One of the names the US scientists cited as...

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Atsuko TSUJI

Earned B.A. in Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo in 1976. Joined The Asahi Shimbun Company in 1979 as a journalist and wrote many articles in science and technology area for newspaper and magazines...[read more] published by the company including editorial pieces. Knight Science Journalism Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989 and Reuters Fellow at University of Oxford in 2014. Designated Professor of Nagoya University's Institute of International Education and Exchange since October 2016. [close]

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