In 2001, Kitakyushu City established the Kitakyushu Science Research Park as its intellectual foundation for further development as an industrial city. Kitakyushu Science Research Park has formed a single campus including three science universities: national, public and private, and research institutes. Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Industry, Science and Technology (FAIS) utilizes this integration and serves as a coordinator of industry-academia collaboration, and supports research and development with universities, research institutes and companies in Japan and overseas.

Kitakyushu City, Japan

Kitakyushu is the city of leading Global Environment that is commonly used as a reference and learning place for environmental management for developing countries. Kitakyushu city has the long history of Environmental improvement since the pollution problem experienced in 1960′. Now Kitakyushu-city is leading World environment as the Environmental Future City selected by Japanese Government and also designated as the first ‘Model City for Green Growth’ in Asia by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2011. 

The Kitakyushu Environment Museum

Kitakyushu has an environmental museum where you can learn about the history of past pollution problems in the area and the actions taken to regain the blue skies and seas. The museum also provides practical and fun information on how to live a greener life. This museum to be one of the centers of environmental education refers to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in the City of Kitakyushu, including education about 3R, emissions, and Kitakyushu’s efforts to become the world’s Eco-friendly City Model. The Kitakyushu Environment Museum has 3 3R waste management mascots, namely Diokun representing Reduce, Yoocan representing Reuse, and Saikun representing Recycle.

The University of Kitakyushu is a public university in Kitakyushu, Japan. The main campus is located next to Keibajomae (lit. Horse Racing course) station on the Kitakyusu monorai. The second campus is in the academic zone of Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyusu called Gakujutsu Kenkyu Toshi (Gakken Tosi). The university was founded as a language academy in 1946 to help with communication with the nearby American nearby base at what is now called Yamada Ryokuci.

The University of Kitakyushu

The Matsumoto Laboratory is one of the laboratories at Kitakyushu University, Japan. which is located in the secretariat building on the 4th floor and has quite a lot of foreign students, especially from Indonesia, China and Mongolia. The Matsumoto Laboratory provides an opportunity for students who are in it to conduct research on the environment from a technological, technical and social perspective. Students are given freedom in determining the research method used, as long as it is still in accordance with the length of their respective lectures.