Organization and Administration
ISSP currently consists of four Research Divisions, two Research Groups and five Research Facilities. Among these, the Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory has a branch at the SPring-8 synchrotron in Hyogo and the Neutron Science Laboratory maintains spectrometers at the research reactor of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and at MLF, J-PARC in Ibaraki.
Apart from the Research Divisions and Facilities, supporting facilities that include the Cryogenic Service Laboratory, the Machine Shop, the Radiation Safety Laboratory, the Library, and the International Liaison Office, provide services to both in-house and outside users. The Public Relations Office provides information on ISSP activities, and the Information Technology Office handles network-related matters. Counseling Services are also available to students, faculty, and staff for brief counseling and referral services.
Personnel, Number of Faculty and Staff
ISSP openly recruits all positions for professors, associate professors, and research associates. ISSP`s hiring of professors and associate professors is decided by Faculty Meeting. Prior to the Faculty Meeting, the Personnel Selection Council, (composed of nearly equal number of members from inside and outside of ISSP), reviews all candidates. All final hiring decisions of research associates positions are also decided by Faculty Meeting. Prior to the Faculty Meeting, the Personnel Selection Council makes recommendations after reviewing candidates provided by a selection committee.
|Position||Number||Details; Foreign nationals||Details; Female||Position||Number||Details; Foreign nationals||Details; Female|
|Assoc. Prof.||15||0||0||Project Assoc. Prof.||1||0||0|
|Research Associates||41||1||2||Research Assistants||1||0||1|
|Project Research Associates||8||0||0||Project Researches||51||20||4|
|Technical Staff||51||3||15||Admin. Staff||58||0||51|
Administrative decisions are made in faculty meetings attended by professors and associate professors. The ISSP Advisory Council provides advice on various aspects of administration upon inquiry of the director and is made up from a nearly equal number of University of Tokyo representatives as outside representatives of the broader community.
The Advisory Committee for Joint Usage / Research provides opinions in response to the Director's advice and deliberates and adopts proposals for joint research and workshops and on the use of the facility. The majority of its members are from outside the institute The Research Strategy Office headed by the director proposes future plans to reinforce the research and management of ISSP.
FY2020 Financial Results
|Classification / FY||FY2020||FY2019||FY2018||FY2017||FY2016|
and private corprations
|Science research expenses||319||412||452||323||316|
|IP related expenses||1.4||0.26||0.34||0||0.1|
|Special purpose reserve funds||10.6||4.7||1.26||25.5||31.5||Total||4,536||5,271||4,686||4,378||4,219|
Since 1995, ISSP has undergone an international external review at approximately ten year intervals. The committee, consisting of domestic and foreign experts, evaluate ISSP’s research activities and examine the future directions of ISSP.
- #4 Report of the External Review December 7-9, 2020
- #3 Report of the External Review January 20-22, 2016
- #2 Report of the Review Committee on the ISSP, UTokyo Novemver 14-16, 2005
- #1 Report of Review Committee for ISSP, UTokyo July 5-8,1995