概要

The Research Facility Center for Science and Technology was established on April 1, 2004. Prior to this time, the University of Tsukuba did not have any research institutions attached to the university, and the activities for research, education, and support work were conducted by a number of comparatively smaller research centers instead. Starting around 2003 the university began to consolidate these research centers and discussed the possibility of merging five research centers located on the west side of the campus. This culminated in the establishment of the new Research Facility Center for Science and Technology on April 1, 2004. The Research Facility Center for Science and Technology, which originally comprised five separate divisions, operates and manages fundamental joint-use research facilities with the purpose of contributing to the development of interdisciplinary research and creation of state-of-the-art research as well as maintaining the university’ s research and educational support system. On April 1, 2006, the Research Facility Center for Science and Technology was reorganized into the current organization of four divisions. Led by the Deputy Directors of Research Facility Center for Science and Technology, each of these divisions comprises full-time instructors and technical staff.




History

April 1, 2004

April 1, 2006


April 1, 2012

 Five separate joint-use scientific research facilities each covering tandem accelerators, cryogenics, engineering,
 analysis and isotopes merge to form the Research Facility Center for Science and Technology.
 The Research Facility Center for Science and Technology is reorganized into the Chemical Analysis Division,
 Tandem Accelerator Complex, Cryogenics Division, Engineering Workshop Division, with the Isotopes
 Division spun off into a separate individual organization.
 The Open Facility Network Office is established.




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Transportation Guide - The Research Facility Center for Science and Technology

●Tsukuba Station can be accessed from Akihabara Station in downtown Tokyo in as little as 45 minutes on the Tsukuba Express. From the Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal, it takes about 15 minutes by bus to reach the Research Facility Center for Science and Technology. Take the bus bound for “Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo” or the “Tsukuba University Loop-line (Counterclockwise),” getting off at “Dai-Ichi Area Mae” ( “Dai-San Area Mae” for the Engineering Workshop Division). The Tsukuba University Loop-line (Clockwise) can also be used to access the campus, but it requires more time.

●From Hitachino-Ushiku Station, Arakawaoki Station, or Tsuchiura Station on the JR Joban Line, take the bus bound for “Tsukuba Center.” Transfer buses after reaching Tsukuba Center.

● From the Yaesu South Exit of Tokyo Station, take the highway bus bound for the “University of Tsukuba” and get off at “Daigaku Kaikan” (travel time is about 75 minutes). From there it is a 10-minute walkto “Dai-Ichi Area Mae” (ora 15-minute walk to “Dai-San Area Mae” where the Engineering Workshop Division is located).

● From Haneda Airport, take the highway bus bound for “Tsukuba Center” and get off at “Tsukuba Center” (travel time is about 1 hour 40 minutes). From the Tsukuba Center Bus Terminal, it takes about 15 minutes by bus to reach the RFCST. Take the bus bound for “Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo” or the “Tsukuba University Loop-line (Counterclockwise),” getting off at “Dai-Ichi Area Mae” ( “Dai-San Area Mae” for the Engineering Workshop Division). The Tsukuba University Loop-line (Clockwise) can also be used to access the campus, but it requires more time.



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