R-GIRO Research Program
To further advance research toward the realization of R-GIRO’s basic philosophy, the results obtained from the First-Phase R-GIRO Research Program for Specific Research Areas were analyzed. Subsequently, the Second-Phase R-GIRO Research Program for COE Formation was launched to create a unique interdisciplinary research center, taking full advantage of Ritsumeikan University’s strong cross-functional and interdisciplinary approaches.
The Second-Phase R-GIRO Research Program, which covers 10 research areas, similar to in the First-Phase Program, invited unique interdisciplinary research project proposals, including those featuring a combination of natural sciences and humanities/social sciences, from within Ritsumeikan University, and adopted nine projects across seven research centers.
A Breakdown of the Number of Adopted Projects
|No. of Adopted Projects||5||4|
(Interdisciplinary research: the synthesis of natural sciences and humanities/social sciences)
|Materials & resources|
|Medical treatment & health||2||1|
|Safety & security|
|Human life & value||1|
|Peace & governance||1|
|Japanese & regional studies||1|
Organizational Structure of the Second-Phase R-GIRO Research Program
Each research project is led by the representative of a core research center, under whom three to seven group leaders are assigned. Each group leader is responsible for overseeing several team leaders from both inside and outside Ritsumeikan University.