Soft Matter Collaborative Research Unit (SMCR), Frontier Research Center for Advanced Material and Life Science, Faculty of Advanced Life Science 2021-
Since its establishment in April 2016 in Faculty of Advanced Life Science, the Global Station for Soft Matter of the Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GSS-GI-CoRE) has operated as an organization under the direct control of the President of Hokkaido University. In 2018, The Graduate School of Life Science a has formally established the Division of Soft Matte which is a development stemming from GSS-GI-CoRE. The Division of Soft Matter has promoted persistent developments of young researchers as the first division of Soft Matter in Japan. The GSS received a S evaluation, which is the highest evaluation, at the external evaluation committee in 2020.
As of April 1st, 2021, however, the GSS has transitioned into Soft Matter Collaborative Research Unit (SMCR), Frontier Research Center for Advanced Material and Life Science, Faculty of Advanced Life Science. We will make contributions to further promote and develop international collaborative research and education in cooperation with GI-CoRE as a “GI-CoRE Cooperating Hub”.