Assistance with Academic Advancement and Research


 Supporting the Inamori Foundationís Kyoto Prize
The non-profit Inamori Foundation was established in 1984, based upon the belief of Kyoceraís founder, Kazuo Inamori, that “a human being has no higher calling than to strive for the greater good of humanity and the world” and that “the future of humanity can be assured only when there is a balance between scientific development and the enrichment of the human spirit.” The Kyoto Prize, organized by the Foundation, was established in 1985 as an international award to honor people who have made significant contributions in the three categories of Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy. Each laureate receives a diploma, Kyoto Prize medal and prize money of 50 million yen per category.

Following the Kyoto Prize presentation ceremony each November 10, related events are held to encourage live interaction with the laureates, including commemorative lectures for the general public, workshops involving specialists, unique lessons for high school students, and events for elementary and junior high school youth.

The Kyocera Group is fully aligned with the spirit of the Kyoto Prize and pleased to support this award, which celebrates its 29th year in 2013.
Photo:The Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony

The Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony
Photo:The 2012 Kyoto Prize laureates

The 2012 Kyoto Prize laureates
Photo:Kyoto Prize Symposium held in San Diego

Kyoto Prize Symposium held in San Diego(U.S.A.)

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 Inamori Frontier Research Center at Kyushu University
The Inamori Frontier Research Center was established at Kyushu University (Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan) to undertake research activities contributing to the harmony of minds and technology, and to support the exchange and education of young researchers. Kyocera agrees with the goals of the Center, and has supported its operations since 2008 by donating scholarship funds. Photo:Inamori Foundation Memorial Hall housing the Inamori Frontier Research Center

Inamori Foundation Memorial Hall housing the Inamori Frontier Research Center

 Inamori Academy Building at Kagoshima University
In 2008, the Inamori Academy building opened at Kagoshima University (Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan) to offer a course aimed at the comprehensive cultivation of human abilities. Kyocera supported the construction of the facility. In 2000, an endowed position, the Kyocera Chair of Management Studies, was established in the universityís Faculty of Engineering. In 2005, the course was expanded into a university-wide organization, which was reorganized into the Inamori Academy in 2008. Photo:Inamori Academy building

Inamori Academy building

 Kyocera Chair of Management Philosophy at Kyoto University
In 2007, Kyocera established the Kyocera Chair of Management Philosophy in the Kyoto University Graduate School of Management (Kyoto Prefecture, Japan), an endowed chair for the purpose of systematizing management philosophy and cultivating researchers. By doing so, Kyocera fosters a steady stream of business professionals who possess a universal philosophy of management and corporate ethics. Photo:Kyocera Chair of Management Philosophy Symposium

Kyocera Chair of Management Philosophy Symposium

 Alfred University
In 2005, Kyocera made a donation to Alfred University (New York state, U.S.A.), an institute renowned worldwide for its education and research in ceramics and glass, which led to the official renaming of its engineering school as the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering. In 2011, the Inamori Kyocera Fine Ceramics Museum was opened to exhibit the products and technology that Kyocera has cultivated over the years. Photo:The Inamori Kyocera Fine Ceramics Museum

The Inamori Kyocera Fine Ceramics Museum

 The Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics
The Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics, which is open to the public free of charge, was established in the Kyocera headquarters building (Kyoto City, Japan) in 1998. The museum showcases how Kyocera developed its fine ceramics technology over the years and contributed to the further development of the industry. In 2001, a second Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics opened at the companyís Kagoshima Kokubu Plant in Japan.

PopupKyocera's Cultural Facilities (The Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics)
Photo:The Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics (Head quarters)

The Kyocera Museum of Fine Ceramics

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