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.
» To read more about us.
» Contact us
Updated April 15, 2021
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, RIKEN is putting its research infrastructure and resources to work in a number of areas, including the development of more effective diagnostic kits, publication of data to contribute to the development of effective therapies, and other research to help people and communities get through the crisis.
April 16, 2021
The RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing (RQC) explores the frontier of quantum technologies through the research and development of quantum computers as innovative information processing units based on the principles of quantum mechanics. Our full-stack approach covers broad aspects of the research and development from hardware to software and from basic science to applications.
>> For more information, visit at https://rqc.riken.jp/en/ .
April 16, 2021
On March 9, 2021, the development of the supercomputer Fugaku was completed, and shared use of the machine began. The computer, currently ranked as the most powerful in the world, was developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu starting in 2014, with the mission of becoming the core of Japan’s High Performance Computing Infrastructure, an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
April 16, 2021
“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.
To search RIKEN’s latest and past research news by year/research fields, please visit at Research News.
*Do you want to receive weekly e-newsletter to get RIKEN’s latest research achievements and exciting events? Please sign up here .
April 05, 2021
Call for applications!
・Starting work in FY2022 (April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023) for 3 years contract at RIKEN laboratories in Japan
April 8, 2021 (Japan Time) 【Extended! 】5 pm April 22 Thursday, 2021 (Japan Time)
RIKEN is currently accepting applications for the FY 2022 Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR) Program, from young, creative, independent researchers who will be a powerful force in furthering RIKEN’s research activities.
For more information, please visit SPDR program website.
RIKEN strives to provide the best and most exciting opportunities for young scientists in the crucially important early stages of their career. To find out more programs for Junior Scientists, please visit https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/programs.
>>Young researchers talk about their life at RIKEN. Watch it at YouTube RIKEN English Channel:
February 09, 2021
November 30, 2020
New collaboration between RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST) and National Computing Centre (NSCC) Singapore, will allow Singapore scientists to directly tap on the HPC resources of Japan’s Fugaku supercomputer to do ground breaking research, enhance educational activities and develop talent in high performance computing (HPC).
>> Open call information from RIST to the Global HPC communities on how to access Fugaku
Video tutorial : How to Access World Fastest Supercomputer Fugaku
December 04, 2020
November 17, 2020
The supercomputer Fugaku, which is being developed jointly by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited based on Arm® technology, has again taken the top spot on the major high-performance computer rankings, including the Top500 list, in all of the rankings posting much higher scores than the runners-up. The other rankings are 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. It also posted the highest score by far on the Graph 500 ranking. The awards were announced on November 16 (Japan time) at the SC20 High-Performance Computing Conference, currently being held as an online event.
>> Full media release can be found at RIKEN website : https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2020/20201117_2/index.html
November 18, 2020
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/.
September 30, 2020
June 23, 2020
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 : https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2020/20200623_1/index.html
June 23, 2020
On November 25-26, 2019, the 5th USM-RIKEN Centre of Ageing Science (URICAS) Workshop was held at RIKEN Singapore Office, Biopolis, Singapore.
>> Read more at News/Event
December 06, 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.
>> Read more at News/Event
September 09, 2019