Message from the Director
Welcome to the Research Institute for STEM Human Resources!
RISTEM was established in the spring of 2019 with various supports from business and academia. These supports reflect broad interests in our society on the STEM. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. All these sciences are essential to the wellbeing of contemporary society. Our institute will dedicate all our resources to the research of people working in those disciplines. We believe we can contribute to the improvement of our society through making those working in STEM more creative by applying our research outcomes. Thank you so much for your understanding of and support for our research.Prof. Dr. Yoshifumi Nakata, Director
The Purpose of RISTEM
The value of STEM people has never been so high than in 21st century. It is particularly true in Japan. But the public resources for all levels of education have been shrinking in the past 20 years. We will conduct research on the linkage between all types of educational resources and their impacts on wellbeing of people and society in general.
We are particularly interested in the following three issues, which we have decided to focus in the research projects we will conduct in the next few years. The first is what make engineers more productive, creative and happy. The second is what is the relationship between the institutional STEM education and the economic and social state of its nation. The third is the quantity, quality and inter-working of health professional and their impacts on patient’s quality of life and the national expenditure on health. We will conduct those researches with domestic and international collaborators.Learn More
The research projects of RISTEM focuses on following three areas'
1. How do working conditions and environment affect engineer‛s creativity?
2. How does national education system affect the innovation of the nation?
3. How does a team provision of health care improve the patient’s quality of life?Learn More
Dr. Jens Heidrich, Division Head, Fraunhofer IESE
Dr. David Hodges, ex-Dean, School of Engineering, University of California, BerkeleyResearch Project 1
Dr. Tim Minshall, Director, Institute of Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
Dr. Harri Melin, Professor, Tampere University, FinlandResearch Project 2
Dr. James Buchan, Health Management Consultant, The United Kingdom
Dr. Victor Slenter, CEO, Capaciteitsorgaan, NetherlandsResearch Project 3
|Dr. Yoshifumi Nakata||Doshisha University||Director|
|Dr. Hajime Ohiwa||Keio University||Senior Advisor|
|Dr. Tetsushi Fujimoto||Doshisha University||Advisor|
|Dr. Dai Miyamoto||Doshisha University||Project 1|
|Dr. Shiming Xia||RISTEM||Researcher|
|Dr. Hideki S. Tanaka||Doshisha University||Associate Professor|
|Dr. Katsutoshi Furuta||Ritsumeikan University||Associate Professor|
|Dr. Shaojie Dou||Ritsumeikan University||Project 1|
|Dr. Tadashi Yagi||Doshisha University||Project 2|
|Dr. Nobuko Nagase||Ochanomizu University||Project 2|
|Dr. Mari Yamauchi||Akita International University||Preject 2|
|Dr. Hideki Iijima||Doshisha University||Project 2|
|Dr. Fumiaki Yasukawa||Yokohama City University||Project 3|
|Ms. Yoshiko Kirihigashi||Settsu Hikari Hospital||Project 3|