Research Activities R-GIRO Research Programs
To realize its founding philosophy, the Ritsumeikan Global Innovation Research Organization (R-GIRO) has been promoting its research activity that consists of three phases: the First-Phase R-GIRO Research Program for Specific Research Areas launched in 2008, the Second-Phase R-Giro Research Program for Center of Excellence (COE) Formation launched in 2016, and the Third-Phase R-Giro Research Program for COE Formation launched in 2016.
Assessment of R-GIRO Research Program
The progress of research projects implemented under the R-GIRO Research Programs is evaluated based on stringent assessment criteria.
- Assessment of a periodic report
- Each project is required to submit a biannual report on its research progress and achievements for the R-GIRO Steering Committee’s assessment.
- Assessment of an interim report
- After a certain period of time passes after the commencement of research, an internal assessment committee makes an interim assessment (documentary examination and interview) to determine whether projects should be continued.
- Assessment of completed projects
- After its completion, a final assessment of each project is made by an internal assessment committee to evaluate the results of the project.
First-Phase R-GIRO Research Program for Specific Research Areas
The First-Phase R-GIRO Research Program for Specific Research Areas, for which research proposals were invited from within the University, was launched in AY2008 to promote the creation of new research areas, and was completed in AY 2015.First-Phase R-GIRO Research Program
Second-Phase R-GIRO Research Program for COE Formation
The Second-Phase R-GIRO Research Program for COE Formation was launched in October 2012 to create unique interdisciplinary research centers, and was completed in AY2016.Second-Phase R-GIRO Research Program
Third-Phase R-GIRO Research Program for COE Formation
The Third-Phase R-GIRO Research Program for COE Formation was launched in July 2016, with a view to establishing a model of a human coexistence society that is sufficiently full of vitality and creativity to overcome the problems of an aging population with fewer children.Third-Phase R-GIRO Research Program