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Our program seeks to build stronger connections with other institutions
in and outside of Japan, educate young researchers, and
improve our literature and intellectual property services.
To achieve this goal, we will establish the following three functions for flexible,
dynamic and cross-disciplinary research.

**Mathematical Center for Advanced Study**
**Center for Research Interactions in Mathematics**
**Center for Mathematical Information and Literature**

Through raising the overall level of mathematical research, this
structure will help us develop *an international research and
educational center* that creates global-minded researchers with a broad
outlook in this cool climate of Hokkaido, an ideal site for deep
thinking.