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System Body


Fig. 2.1 shows the organization of the Global COE program. Steering Committee of GCOE Unit for Energy Science Education, called as Program Headquarters Committee (PHC), formulates the basic policies for the every management. PHC is constituted by the representatives from each working committee involved in this program and academic staffs of four faculties participating in the Global COE (Graduate School of Energy Science, Institute of Advanced Energy, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Research Reactor Institute) take part in this committee. Acts of PHC include overall control and management of this Global COE, selection of students for the GCOE Unit for Energy Science Education, recruitment of the group research, recruitment of research assistants, recruitment of annual wage system program-specific educators, researchers and Global COE secretariat staffs, and implementation of evaluation by members outside of the university and from abroad. Thirteen committee meetings were held as of February 15, 2010 in FY2009.

 Committee of Scenario Planning and Committee of Advanced Research perform the actual operation of research activities. Acts of Committee of Scenario Planning include implementation of Scenario Planning Group and management of the interdisciplinary group research of students at the GCOE Unit for Energy Science Education. Committee of Advanced Research, which implements the Advanced Research Cluster, consists of four research groups of Energy Socio-Economics Research, Biomass Energy Research, Solar Energy Research and Advanced Nuclear Technology Research. The two committees operate in close coordination and cooperation with each other holding such as joint workshops. Group of Energy Scenario and Strategy Study was established where Committee of Scenario Planning exchange information and ideas between industry. It is aimed in order to realize the low carbon society that industry, government, academia and citizen collaborate together to deal with the planning of a large scale international scenario extend over a long period of time. In this group, technology roadmaps and energy scenarios proposed from the Scenario Planning Group are evaluated through regular discussions among members from industries and the Global COE, and this gives feedback to the scenario planning.
 Curriculum Committee executes practical affairs of the GCOE Unit for Energy Science Education. Acts of Curriculum Committee include establishment and management of the education program and curriculum, planning of the field trainings, implementation of domestic and international workshops for the students, and selection of research assistants.
 International Exchange Promotion Committee transmits information and achievements of the Global COE to public through interaction and cooperation with international research institute, spread of the effective achievements to the east and south-east Asian nations, hosting of domestic and international symposiums, update of the website, publication of reports and newsletters in English and Japanese, and planning of industry-government-academia collaboration projects.
 Self-Inspection and Evaluation Committee inspects and evaluates the above mentioned activities, and issues the report every year to pursue the continuous improvement of the program.
 Advisory Committee comprising external intellectuals is established to assess the development of the Global COE program and offer the recommendations that will enhance quality of outcomes of the program. According to the recommendations, PHC makes some corrections if necessary to accomplish the goal.