Headquarter for Regional Human Resource Development
Partnering with local communities to help foster workers to meet the challenges of a sustainable society
The Headquarter for Regional Human Resource Development (HRHRD) has tablished three centers, with the aim of training creative, internationally experienced and practically minded individuals, and contribute to regional communities through education and research. The HRHRD has also established the Liaison Office for University of Technology (LOUT), to promote support of education and research through partnerships with Nagaoka University of Technology and Toyohashi University of Technology.
Innovation Center for Cooperative Research
The main focus of the Innovation Center for Cooperative Research (ICCR) is to address the technological demands of regional industries, by helping to identify and implement solutions to local problems. Strategies include initiating R&D projects, providing technical support, promoting joint and contract research, and helping to secure external funding. The ICCR also seeks to enhance and support the research and technological development capabilities of the college’s academic staff. The Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) set up within the ICCR is designed to promote creation, protection, and utilization of intellectual property. Through partnerships with various technical colleges in the Tokai and Hokuriku regions, the intellectual property center’s sphere of activity extends across several institutions.
Center for Cooperative Education
The Center for Cooperative Education (CCE) designs, develops and implements a variety of educational programs through regional collaboration, for students, local engineers and faculty members. These include programs for co-operative education, career education, intellectual property education and education for sustainable development (ESD) and other continuous programs for local human resource development like delivery science experiments/lectures for elementary and junior high school students, seminars for junior engineers from local companies and so on.
Center for International Education and Research
Through international student exchanges, academic exchanges, and contributions to regional development, the Center for International Education and Research (CIER) develops and implements programs to train students as engineers and businesspersons and equip them with an international perspective that is rooted in local community involvement, and the ability to solve real-world problems using specialist knowledge and skills. The CIER pursues international academic exchanges with partner universities, plans and implements overseas internships, enriches language education, supports international joint research projects and supports overseas study opportunities for Japanese students.