Our collaborative partners from the world's leading research institutions all of which play important roles in neuroscience, including the NIH, University of Cambridge, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, and Showa University.

We also utilize our research network with various institutions such as Boston University, University of Oxford, Peking University, RIKEN, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute for Neuroscience, The University of Tokyo, Tohoku University, Hokkaido University, Osaka University, and Tokyo Institute of Technology. The network from which information about cutting-edge research is avail, research fellows including post docs benefit a variety of exchange program. At our Global COE we hire prominent researchers as well as send and accept graduate students and junior researchers. In particular, we have established an education and research cooperation agreement between Tamagawa and Caltech. This agreement foresees not only designing exchanges of instructional methods, but also mutual use of research equipments of the respective institutions.

The Tamagawa Dynamic Brain Forum, which now goes on its tenth year, has been held in various locations around the globe since 1998. Along with the annual international symposium on reward and decision making coordinated by Professor Sakagami of Tamagawa and Professor O'Doherty of Caltech, the opportunities are recognized that it shares valuable information from our program with the world research community in the field.

The Education and Research Agreement

On the educational and research cooperation agreement with Caltech, we advocate exchange of research instructions. Along this line of agreement, our two institutes decided to host an annual international course in Tamagawa or Pasadena in an intensive course format. In that course Individuals either from Tamagawa University and Caltech participate as lecturers. We also invite renowned researchers in a wide range of fields from around the world as lecturers to the course. (The 2006 lecture course was taken place at Caltech and the following course was made at Tamagawa in 2007.) Similar sorts of agreements are being processed with other institutes, including RIKEN, to enhance the possibilities of collaborating researchers as well as to increase the degree of richness of supervisory for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Global Network of the Joint Research System