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In response to the call by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for applications for the fiscal 2010 “Improvement of Research Environment for Young Researchers” program supported by the Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology, Tokai University proposed and was selected for its project, “the training of mentor researchers who can nurture international researchers.” Tokai University was subsequently selected to be part of the Young Researcher Training Program based on a tenure track system in fiscal 2014, and to participate in the Leading Initiative For Excellent Young Researchers from fiscal 2016. Since then, it has developed the University’s own tenure track system.

*Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology: An expense for the comprehensive promotion and coordination of important matters necessary for the promotion of science and technology in accordance with the policy of the Council for Science and Technology Policy, and the measures such as “Reform of science and technology systems to create and utilize excellent results”, “Strategic responses to fields and domains with promising future potential, etc.”, “Promotion of internationalization of science and technology activities” that are the forerunner of the measures of each ministry and agency, those that are borderline that cannot be dealt with by the measures of each ministry and agency, those that are expected to have synergistic effects through the cooperation of multiple organizations, those that should be tackled flexibly, etc. It is used for those with a high government-inducing effect.(From:https://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/kagaku/chousei/index.htm

*Leading Initiative For Excellent Young Researchers: A program that aims to create an environment where young researchers taking on new areas of research can proceed with their research in a stable environment and can pursue it independently through collaboration between industry, academia and government. It also aims to present new career paths where young researchers can play an active role. (From:https://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-le/index.html

For the tenure track system at this University, a “Tenure Track Steering Committee” and a “Tenure Track Faculty Selection Committee” were established within the Be-One Office. These committees are responsible for the operation, examination and verification of the University-wide tenure track system.
In addition, the Be-One Office, and the faculties, laboratories and centers all work together to promote its activities. The laboratory or center to which the faculty member belongs, as well as the Be-One Office provide support for research and operations during the tenure process.