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Research Intra-University Research Division

Intra-University Research Division

Intra-University Research Division

The “intra-university research” system supports interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scholarly research and seeks to raise the overall level of research activity in the university. The system is designed to encourage research interest among the faculty, facilitate personal exchange among researchers, and provide seed money to initiate research projects that will eventually seek outside funding. The intra-university research division seeks to meet the following goals:

(1) To provide research funding for projects that are of academic interest, as well as to fund projects that will contribute to improvement in university administration

(2) The maximum length of a research grant is for three years; since new projects are selected every year, it is relatively easy for researchers to design projects to meet specific academic and social needs

(3) Researchers themselves have a great deal of freedom in choosing research themes