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Biopolis : Singapore’s World Class Bio-research Hub.

RIKEN is Japan's flagship research institute for basic and applied research. Over 2500 papers by RIKEN researchers are published every year in leading scientific and technology journals, covering a broad spectrum of disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, and medical science. RIKEN's research environment and strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and globalisation have earned a worldwide reputation for scientific excellence. RIKEN celebrated its 100th birthday in 2017.

RIKEN Singapore Representative Office is RIKEN’s first overseas office officially opened in April, 2006 located at Biopolis, Singapore’s world-class Bio-research hub, as a regional coordinator for scientific research exchange and collaborations between RIKEN and Southeast Asian countries.
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Japan’s Fugaku gains title as world’s fastest supercomputer

The supercomputer Fugaku, which is being developed jointly by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited based on Arm® technology, has taken the top spot on the Top500 list, a ranking of the world’s fastest supercomputers. It also swept the other rankings of supercomputer performance, taking first place on the HPCG, a ranking of supercomputers running real-world applications, HPL-AI, which ranks supercomputers based on their performance capabilities for tasks typically used in artificial intelligence applications, and Graph 500, which ranks systems based on data-intensive loads. This is the first time in history that the same supercomputer has become No.1 on Top500, HPCG, and Graph500 simultaneously. The awards were announced on June 22 at the ISC High Performance 2020 Digital, an international high-performance computing conference.

>>Full media release can be found at RIKEN website.

June 23, 2020

Recent Research Highlights – RIKEN Research (SUMMER 2020)

“RIKEN Research” is a quarterly English-language publication, highlighting the latest research at RIKEN labs and centers.

You can download the PDF of the latest and the past printed issues at RIKEN Research archives.

June 23, 2020

The 5th USM-RIKEN Centre of Ageing Science (URICAS) Workshop held at RIKEN Singapore Office

On November 25-26, 2019, the 5th USM-RIKEN Centre of Ageing Science (URICAS) Workshop was held at RIKEN Singapore Office, Biopolis, Singapore.

Group photo of the participants

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December 06, 2019

Students from the University of Tokyo visited RIKEN Office

On September 11, 2019, eight undergraduate students from the University of Tokyo visited RIKEN Office during their Overseas Experience Program in Singapore.

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September 12, 2019

RIKEN booth at “Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2019”  

From August 16 to 25, RIKEN joined the fair as a part of Japan Pavilion for the third time. RIKEN booth featured introduction of RIKEN national science institute and programs for young researchers as well as RIKEN’s Brain Science research collaboration with Chulalongcorn University in Thailand, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.


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September 09, 2019

Ms. Hiroko Kuno, Director, Business-Academia Cooperation Office, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries visited RIKEN Singapore Office

On June 25, 2019, Ms. Hiroko Kuno, Director and Dr. Takuya Sato, Researcher, Business-Academia Cooperation Office, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries visited RIKEN Singapore Office. Ms. Kuno explained the “Industry-Academia-Government Cooperation Council” of the ministry, of which RIKEN’s five research centers are members. .

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July 12, 2019

RIKEN Executive Director attended the 6th STS forum ASEAN – JAPAN WORKSHOP in Singapore 

On April 23, 2019, Prof. Motoko Kotani, RIKEN Executive Director in charge of International Corporations, attended as a speaker and one of panelists at this workshop’s “Session 1: Science and Technology Cooperation between ASEAN and Japan: human resource development and brain circulation”.

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May 13, 2019

Students from Seifu Nankai High School visited RIKEN Office

On March 15, 2019, a group of students and teachers from Seifu Nankai Senior High School in Osaka, Japan visited RIKEN Office for their Overseas Fieldwork.

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March 25, 2019

RIKEN scientist awarded The Asia HPC Leadership Award at SupercomputingAsia 2019 (SCA19) in Singapore

RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) Director Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka was awarded The Asia HPC Leadership Award on 12 March. The award recognises an outstanding individual with excellence in leadership within the HPC community.

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March 25, 2019

RIKEN at a Glance 2018

Do you want to know about RIKEN ? Here is the latest pamphlet offers an introduction to RIKEN. To download the PDF of the printed version, please visit http://www.riken.jp/en/pr/publications/pamphlets/.

October 15, 2018