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Outreach to Society

NIFS is conducting various events and activities for the purpose of informing the public about its research activities and of enriching science education for society and other educational institutes.

NIFS Open Campus

Seeking to share our research activities and state-of-the-art technology with the public, NIFS holds an Open Campus event every fall. In 2014 the Open Campus was held in October and 2,000 people visited NIFS, in particular, parents and children (image 1).

At the Fusion Festa in Tokyo in May, 2014, 2,200 people visited the hall and enjoyed lectures and science demonstrations (image 2).


Throughout the year, NIFS welcomes visitors for the facility
tour, where the visitors can see several experimental facilities
and hear a summary of NIFS research updates. In 2014,
3,500 people visited NIFS for the facility tour. (Image 3)

Research Updates

NIFS Information Movies

Coordination with High Schools

NIFS provides lectures by our researchers at high schools and also accepts students for a study tour in NIFS.

The institute positively cooperates and collaborates with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in educational programs called Super Science High School (SSH) and Science Partnership Program (SPP) to encourage young people to take an interest in science and technology and to deepen their understanding. An advanced lecture, an LHD tour, and scientific experiments using facilities in our institute are well received by students and school teachers.

Image4: Experiments with plasma discharges were conducted for Tajimi High School in Gifu Prefecture. Students are investigating the interaction between plasma and the magnetic field.

Open Lectures for Local Residents

Every year in July and during the International Toki Conference, two academic lectures are given for city residents. (Image 5)

Dissemination of Information through Various Media