Contribute to improving performance of national-level athletes.
To improve the performance of national-level athletes, University of Tsukuba (UT) unifies various inter-related science fields, such as sports science (i.e. sport medicine, nutrition, and coaching), disability science, and engineering.
Sports Research & Development Core
Sports Research & Development Core was established for the smooth organization of the research and development project at UT. Sports Research &Development Core was established for the smooth organisation of the research and development project at UT. This institute was formerly taking apart of “Team Nippon Multi-Supports Project”, which was led by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). It is now taking part in “project for infrastructure of high performance sports institute project”, which is led by Japan Sports Agency and Japan Sport Council (non-profit, non-government organisation; established as an external bureau to MEXT in 2014). Through this project, we will create a co-operate system between research institutes and private enterprises, in order to organise research and development to support athletes with highly developed systems. We will create highly developed Research and Development systems designed for athletes.
Organising the creative and cutting-edge sports research and training of young researchers.
We are aiming to support the practical application of futuristic exercise integrating training and conditioning, nutrition, and relaxation to actual athletic fields. Through our efforts, we will contribute to make a new scheme for Team Japan to work together on tasks. (i.e. the Sports Research Innovation Project (SRIP), which is a commissioned project by Japan Sports Agency.)
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Advanced Research Initiative for Human High Performance (ARIHHP)
ARIHHP is promoting the SRIP project.
Founded as the outstanding health and sports science research centre of the UT, ARIHHP facilitates health and sport sciences for the next generation by applying cutting-edge life and cognitive science research and advanced sports technologies.
Based on our research findings, we have developed and applied new programmes for exercise, and training methods that integrate various programmes to elicit high performance levels based on mind, technique, and body (which is called “shin-gi-tai” (心技体) in Japanese). It is our aim to contribute to society as a whole, not only to athletes but also to the general public, through policy recommendations, promotion of life-long involvement in sports, and development of human resources.
More info→ARIHHP web page
Conduct of research and development about anti-doping issues.
Establish effective inspection methods for doping control, and design educational anti-doping programmes.
Centre for research and education of anti-doping
The centre conducts research about system, policy, and culture as relate to anti-doping. We are committed to actively contributing to the design of practical educational programmes, and to research and development projects that improve methods for the analysis and measurement of doping. We cooperate with the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA), Japan Anti-doping Agency (JADA), and domestic/foreign research institution, such as sports organisation and educational institution.
Establish a method to evaluate the education programmes designed by International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Commissioned by IOC, CORE organises a research project about the way to spread and establish the method to evaluate “Olympic value education project (OVEP)”, which is designed by IOC.
Centre for Olympic Research and Education (CORE)
The University of Tsukuba (UT) has practiced and accumulated knowledge of sports science research and education. As a results, many students and graduates are successful Olympic and Paralympic athletes. As a first Olympic Studies Centre authorized by IOC in Japan, CORE inherits a proud sporting history at UT, and promotes research and practice concerning the Olympic education. CORE will cooperate with 11 Laboratory Schools (affiliated schools to the UT, including general school and special needs education school).