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Mar. 14, 2024

Meeting of RIKEN Advisory Council

From December 13 to 16, 2023, the 12th meeting of the RIKEN Advisory Council (RAC), a group of external experts from Japan and abroad who meet on a regular basis to review the management and research activities of RIKEN and make recommendations to the President was held in Tokyo and at the RIKEN Headquarters north of Tokyo.

In anticipation of the conclusion of RIKEN's 4th Mid- to Long-Term Plan period, running from fiscal 2018 to 2024, RAC carried out an evaluation of RIKEN's operations and initiatives during the current period, focusing in particular on new initiatives implemented since FY2022 in anticipation of the 5th Mid- to Long-Term Plan period (FY 2025-2031), and gave advice on the draft policy for the coming plan period from an international perspective. The RAC brought together world-renowned domestic and international scientists as committee members, including Chairperson Tan Cho Chuan, chairman of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). RIKEN plans to seriously address the recommendations of the RAC, and to quickly formulate measures to reflect them into RIKEN’s operations, research activities, and the 5th Mid- to Long-Term Plan.

For more detailed information, please see the list of members and the full report of the council.

picture taken at RIKEN RAC
picture of RIKEN executives
(Left) Members of the 12th RAC   (Right) RIKEN’s executives at the 12th RAC