Japan Science and Technology Agency

Partner Institution

Type of institution

Research agency 

Institution location

Tokyo, Japan 

Institution website


About the institution

Japan Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy Agency (JST) is a nation­al research and devel­op­ment agency that plays a cen­tral role in the Sci­ence, Tech­nol­o­gy and Inno­va­tion Basic Plan and aims to pro­mote sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy. In order to pro­mote sci­ence and tech­nol­o­gy and pro­vide solu­tions to social issues, JST com­pre­hen­sive­ly imple­ments diverse projects in col­lab­o­ra­tion with uni­ver­si­ties, research insti­tu­tions, and indus­tries in Japan and over­seas, and makes con­tri­bu­tions to the sus­tain­able devel­op­ment of soci­ety and the cre­ation of sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, and innovation. 
JST is a pol­i­cy-dri­ven R&D insti­tu­tion with broad and var­ied activ­i­ties cen­tered around the imple­men­ta­tion of R&D pro­grammes, espe­cial­ly through the financ­ing of projects. JST’s activ­i­ties include sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tion, fos­ter­ing human resources in Sci­ence, Tech­nol­o­gy and Inno­va­tion (STI), devel­op­ing plat­forms for STI infor­ma­tion and oth­er func­tions akin to a think tank. The com­pre­hen­sive nature of JST’s activ­i­ties is its strength and leads to new val­ue cre­ation through STI in an era of change. JST also con­tributes proac­tive­ly to the sys­tem reform required to achieve this goal.

Partner Representative

Prof. Dr. Kazuhito Hashimoto



Type of partnership

Coor­di­nat­ing, mentee nom­i­nat­ing, men­tor nominating 

Catchment area