Administrative Operations



The Environmental Safety Center is a cooperative educational research facility, and we have enhanced the management team for operations in order to promote and carry out educational research activities of Kumamoto University related to environmental conservation and safety management.


The Environmental Safety Center is comprised of a director and a full-time teaching staff. To support our center, there is an administrative team (Management Unit of the Basic Operations Management Division). The Director is nominated by a committee of professors of Kumamoto University, and then appointed by the President of Kumamoto University. The Director’s term is two years and he or she may be reappointed. In contrast, full-time teacher terms are five years and such teachers can be reappointed by the administrative evaluation committee of the center's cooperative educational research facility, which is affiliated with the Human Relations Department, based on a review of their performance evaluation.

An Environmental Safety Center Management Committee has been put in place to handle management of operations, and they hold discussions related to center operations, candidate nominations for Director, and topics related to the facility and budgets. The Environmental Safety Center Management Committee is comprised of the Director (who serves as the committee chairman), full-time teachers, each university department, the University of Kumamoto Hospital, Health Care Center, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Faculty of Life and Sciences, the Head of the Student Support office, the person in charge of general affairs, or the person in charge of running the Basic Operations Management Division.


  • The contents of related activities are disclosed on the web or in the annual report.
  • We aim to evaluate the contents of such activities and gather other opinions by questionnaire surveys.
  • To improve efficiency, we obtain separate evaluation from a third party that consist of members not related to Kumamoto University.
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