Security Export Controls
To respond to above demands of society, at Kyushu University QILO has taken the lead
in implementing security management based on the following three pillars.
Security Export Controls
At Kyushu University, the number of opportunities for international academic exchange and international industry-academia-government collaboration are increasing, and cross-border educational activities and research are actively conducted, such as teaching advanced technologies to international students, sending (or taking out) research materials, equipment and research results to overseas universities and private companies. Although this situation is very desirable from the perspective of internationalization, there is a concern in the international community that such advanced technologies and materials may fall into the hand of terrorists and countries developing weapons of mass destruction. Universities in Japan are strongly required to manage foreign students and to ensure the management of foreign students and the sending (or taking out) of research materials and equipment overseas in accordance with the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (Act No. 228 of 1949) and other related laws and regulations (hereinafter referred to as the “FEFTA”).
Export control based on FEFTA
In order to prevent cargo (or technology) that could lead to the manufacture or development of weapons of mass destruction from passing to states or terrorists that threaten the security of their countries and the international community, many countries, including Japan, have established an international framework, mainly among developed countries, to control such cargo from a security perspective. In Japan, this initiative is implemented in accordance with the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act, and universities must also comply with the law.
In April 2010, the Kyushu University Security Export Control Regulations (日本語のみ) came into effect. These regulations stipulate that the university will conduct unified management when sending (or taking) research materials and equipment overseas and when providing technology to foreign researchers (international students) and others. Researchers are requested to follow the procedures below to apply for export control before sending (or taking) research materials and equipment overseas or providing technology to foreign researchers.
Entrance Control of foreign researchers and students
Entrance control includes the implementation of appropriate management to ensure that the spirit of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act is upheld and that the acceptance of foreign researchers and students into the University does not become a threat to the security of Japan or the international community.
Entrance control is expected to make the above “security control” more effective and contribute to domestic and international security and world peace.
Research acceptance control（Credit check, etc.）
Kyushu University has established the International Industry-University-Government Collaboration Policy and Guidelines for Acceptance of International Industry-University-Government Collaboration Research, etc. for the purpose of safely and appropriately carrying out international industry-university-government collaboration activities. In accordance with the procedural flow in charge of the Office of Academic Research and Industry-University-Government Collaboration, faculty members and departmental administrators are required to confirm and judge the appropriateness of the organization and content of the collaboration. The Office of Legal Affairs supports the credit checks required of cooperative organizations prior to the acceptance of these international industry-academia-government collaboration activities as well as international activities in general (academic exchange, etc.).