NAGANO, Hiroshi

Position Lecturer
Degree Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Law
Specialty Science and Technology Policy
Current Research Interests Funding System, Research system for young researchers, Collaboration between Public Institution and Hospital, German Research System
  • Professional Career

2002.8-2004.6 Director-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT); Secretary-General, Japanese National Commission for UNESCO
2004.7-2005.7 Director-General, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP)
2005.10-2007.7 Executive Director, JST
2007.8-present, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
2008.3-2009.12 Chair, Financial Audit Board, The ITER International Fusion Energy Organization
2009.3-present, Guest Professor, Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2010.8-present, Visiting Fellow, Center for R&D Strategy, JST(Japan Scienceand Technology Agency)
2011.1-present, Chair, Global Science Forum, Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
2014.4-present, Advisor to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
2015.4-present, Guest Professor, Keio University
2015.10-present, President, Japan Society for Research Policy and Innovation Management
2016.2-Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


  • Selected publications

Hiroshi Nagano “Chapter 3: Challenges Facing Japan’s Science and Technology”, Globalizing Japan, Trans Pacific Press. ,2015, pp.53-69

Hiroshi Nagano "Chapter 1: Science and Technology Policy in Japan," The Dynamics of Regional Innovation, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 2012, pp.25-39

Kuniko Urashima, Yoshiko Yokoo and Hiroshi Nagano "S&T policy and foresight investigation – impacts in Japan," foresight The journal of futures studies, strategic thinking and policy, vol. 14, no. 1, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012, pp.15-25

Lennart Stenberg, Nagano Hiroshi, "Priority-Setting in Japanese Research and Innovation Policy", 112p., VINNOVA’s Communication Division, December 2009

Prof. Christopher T. Hill and Nagano Hiroshi, Editorial “New Cooperation in East Asia”, p.1393, SCIENCE, VOL 316, 8 JUNE 2007



Social contributions


National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan; Board Member

Engineering Academy of Japan; Board Member

The Japan Opera Foundation; Board Member


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