Collaborative Online Lectures with the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University
The RIKEN iTHEMS, the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tokyo and the Faculty of Science of Kyoto University, have introduced an inter-university collaborative online lecture system starting from April 2022, offering courses in mathematical sciences. The objective of this project is to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and applications of mathematical sciences from leading researchers in the field and foster the development of young talents across university boundaries. For an overview of this project, please refer to <a href="https://ithems.riken.jp/en/news/riken-ithems-the-university-of-tokyo-and-kyoto-university-launch-new-inter-university-lecture-program-using-online-classes">RIKEN iTHEMS, the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University Launch New Inter-University Lecture Program Using Online Classes</a>. The lecture contents from the academic year 2018 have been compiled into a book. For more information, please see <a href="https://ithems.riken.jp/en/news/is-the-world-written-in-the-language-of-mathematics-exploring-the-mysteries-of-the-universe-life-and-information">Is the World written in the Language of Mathematics? - Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe, Life, and Information</a>.
Lectures at Nara Women's University
The RIKEN iTHEMS and the Faculty of Science at Nara Women's University are collaborating to actively promote a project to foster the development of female researchers, with the support of RIKEN's Diversity Promotion Office. As a part of this project, a series of continuous lectures by forefront researchers is being conducted. As a follow-up program to the lectures, undergraduate and graduate students from Nara Women's University visited multiple research laboratories at RIKEN Wako Campus, engaging in discussions about the research content and organizing a workshop where the students themselves presented their research findings. For more details about this workshop, please refer to <a href="https://ithems.riken.jp/en/events/riken-nara-womens-university-joint-diversity-promotion-workshop">RIKEN-Nara Women's University Joint Diversity Promotion Workshop</a>. You can also find the report of this workshop in <a href="https://ithems.riken.jp/en/news/riken-nara-womens-university-joint-diversity-promotion-workshop-was-held-on-march-7-2023">RIKEN-Nara Women's University Joint Diversity Promotion Workshop was held on March 7, 2023</a>.
iTHEMS-MACS Education Program
The "Mathematics-based Creation of Science Program" (MACS Education Program) is an educational program at Kyoto University's Graduate School of Science. This program aims to foster the spontaneous creation of new interdisciplinary fields by utilizing mathematics as a foundation and promoting research that transcends different disciplines. Specifically, it involves the formation of study groups comprising faculty members and students from various specialties within the Graduate School of Science to facilitate interdisciplinary education and research. iTHEMS is actively involved in supporting the MACS Education Program, aiming to foster scientific talent with a broad and flexible perspective to address diverse challenges such as the advancement of fundamental science, promotion of integrated research, and creation of new fields in the natural sciences.