The Cybersecurity Center was established in March 2017 to grasp information security incidents that occurred at our university, and to quickly and appropriately take measures necessary to prevent, restore and prevent recurrence of damage. The Center consists of two departments: 1) the security management department and 2) the security technology department. We also collect and analyze information on information security incidents, formulate measures to prevent recurrence, and support CISO decision-making on information security.
Risk Management Center
In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, NITech’s Risk Management Center is prepared to act promptly to maintain essential functions of the university; to protect the lives of students, faculty and staff; and to preserve the property and honor of NITech. The Risk Management Center handles emergencies and implements any required crisis management actions during times of normal operations. The center consists of two sections: the Disaster Prevention Section, and Legal Risk Section.
- The main functions of the Disaster Prevention Section are (1) to prepare disaster prevention procedures and plan countermeasures; (2) maintain the health and safety of NITech students, faculty, and staff; (3) educate NITech students, faculty, and staff concerning disaster prevention; and (4) take countermeasures and contain damage in the event of an emergency.
- The main functions of the Legal Risk Section are to (1) establish measures to prevent the occurrence of legal incidents; (2) take countermeasures if a legal incident occurs and prevent its recurrence; and (3) provide media relations during emergencies.
Organization for Co-Creation Research and Social Contributions
To strengthen the co-creation relationship between the organizations and industry, the Center for Social Contribution and Collaboration and the Instrument and Research Technology Center were integrated and reorganized into the Organization for Co-Creation Research and Social Contributions.
The Organization is organized in three divisions: the External Affairs Division, which is responsible for planning organizational research projects; the Business Creation/Human Resource Development Division, which is responsible for managing and operating joint research and social collaboration projects and human resource development projects; and the Equipment Sharing Division, which is responsible for promoting management and utilization of educational research facilities.
With this new organizational structure, we will fulfill the university’s role of open innovation, expand the “exchange of knowledge and human resources”, and make proposals to ensure attractive organizational results.
Health Support Center
This Center provides health support for all members of the university, and offers early diagnosis and treatment, prevention of relapse, and onset prevention. Under the School Health and Safety Law together with the Labour Safety and Health Law, we organize a health check for all workers and students. Anyone can have a personal consultation with an internal physician (MD), psychiatrist (MD), clinical psychologist, or nurse. First aid is also available.
Information Technology Center
This center operates and manages NITech's computer systems, including the Meikoudai Advanced Information Network System (MAINS). Its objective is to contribute to the advancement of education and research and to NITech’s relationship with the local community by providing information systems and support in education, research, academic repository services as well as in other administrative fields.
Center for Research and Development in Higher Engineering Education
The Center for Research and Development in Higher Engineering Education was established in April 2005 to support the engineering education system of NITech. The Center consists of three offices: the Admission Research Office, the Educational Research and Development Office, and the Career Support Office.
Creative Engineering Education Center
The Center aims to plan and support the implementation of the new educational curriculum of the Creative Engineering Program, which provides students cross-disciplinary viewpoints as well as multilateral values based on a deep understanding of science and technology and proficiency in engineering methodologies.
The Center comprises three departments: 1) the Creative Engineering Educational Planning and Evaluation Department, to plan and evaluate the Creative Engineering Program; 2) the International Cooperative Education Department, to coordinate international cooperation on education and prepare educational materials; and 3) the Social and Industrial Cooperative Education Department, to support business and social project-based learning and coordinate regional cooperative hands-on studies.
Education Center for International Students
The Center aims to support the educational activities of international students through Japanese language courses and various activities related to Japanese culture. The Center provides three Japanese language courses for international students. Each course consists of several classes which meet the language fluency level and the purposes of each student. The Center thereby helps international students develop into internationally focused individuals who can play an active role in international society. The following are examples of our activities: tours of industrial sites and seminars on Japanese culture, career support seminars, and multi-cultural tours with Japanese students.
NITech Center for Diversity and Inclusion
The NITech Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) was established in October 2017, replacing the Center for Gender Equality. The CDI’s missions are to encourage the advancement of female researchers’ careers and to create an inclusive environment for researchers with family care responsibilities. To fulfill these missions, the CDI conducts various activities that help enhance research abilities and support to balance research and family commitments based on the NITech CAN program, which aims to develop and utilize diverse human resources. Furthermore, we commit ourselves to building a system, in cooperation with local industry, to train the next generation by organizing an alumnae network and conducting the management training course for female engineers.
Center for Innovative Young Researchers
The Center for Innovative Young Researchers was established in 2009, and has supported young researchers conducting interdisciplinary and integrated research that lead to new academic achievements at the international level. Since 2009, the Center has fostered 18 innovative young researchers through the “Program to Train Innovative Young Researchers through Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration” and since 2013 through the “Program to Disseminate and Establish a Tenure Track System” financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Since 2015, the Center has taken charge of tenure review for all newly employed research associates in order to train young researchers from an overall institutional standpoint. 28 Tenure Track assistant professors and STARTUP Assistant Professor belong to the Center as of April 2021.