Departments and Research Centers
Departments and Research Centers

All laboratories belong to one of the 5 principal departments. Based on their research results, laboratories of different fields sometimes form a research group in order to start a closer systematic cooperation. When such a research project relates to a strategic field of special importance, the research group becomes a Research Center, a Collaborative Research Center, or an International Collaborative Research Center. Research Centers belong to the IIS research facilities and are structured organically and flexibly to transcend the framework of a single department through cooperation, collaboration, and fusion between Research Departments.

The IIS has 5 Collaborative Research Centers and 2 International Collaborative Research Centers besides Research Centers qualified as IIS Research Facilities. Collaborative Research Centers are created for large-scale collaborative projects with the industrial sector.

International Collaborative Research Centers are initiated based on a collaborative agreement or on a letter of intent between IIS and overseas research institutes.