Greeting from the Director-General

National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) was established in 1988 to c research basis for the development of science and technology policy. Since 2013 NISTEP has expanded its research field to the promotion of academic researches.

Expectations for science, technology and innovation (STI) are expanding in order to contribute sustainable development of Japan. NISTEP thus conducts diverse researches on STI human resources, foresight, and STI indicators to accumulate basic data supporting plan, development and promotion of STI policy.

In addition, NISTEP, taking advantage of a feature as the research institute attached to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), has been actively engaged in its research activities directly connected to national science and technology policy. With these research activities, we also support efforts of the evidence-based policy-making (EBPM), which is promoted in a governmental level.

In conducting research activities, NISTEP actively makes memorandums and collaborates with partner institutes and universities in foreign countries such as the US, Europe, Asia, and Africa. At a national level, we collaborate mainly with the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

NISTEP celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018. NISTEP functions as a central think-tank of science, technology and innovation policy of Japan, working with government ministries, universities and research institutes and enhancing its capacity to deliver its output. Your support and cooperation would be highly appreciated.

July, 2019
ISOGAI, Keisuke
Director General, NISTEP