Kindai University established the Industrial Technology Research Institute in 1996 to promote “research that would benefit our society.” In 2010 it was reorganized and developed into the Kindai University Research Institute of Fundamental Technology for Next Generation (K.U.RING), a new research institute involved in broadening and deepening research fields. This research institute aims to contribute to technological development by conducting comprehensive research and study of fundamental technologies for the next generation, enabling regional industries to utilize more advanced technology as well as helping us materialize a sustainable society.
The research building was constructed in March 2010 as a research facility consisting of the Center for Industry and Public Relations, which promotes collaboration between industry; educational institutions and the administration; the Automotive Technology Research Center; the Building Environment Research Center; and the Advanced Chemistry & Bioengineering Research Center, under the “MEXT- Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities” in FY 2009.
The Service Innovation Research Center was added in 2011, the Advanced Robotic Technology Research Center was added in 2013, and the Advanced Additive Manufacturing Research Center was added in 2014.
Kindai University is a private university with 13 faculties and 48 departments; a law school; a graduate school offering 11 postgraduate programs; 20 research institutes; 18 attached schools; and three general hospitals. Kindai University Research Institute of Fundamental Technology for Next Generation makes its research resources available to the public in collaboration with Kindai University Liaison Center.