ARIHHP is also undertaking large-scale, multi-faceted research projects, including the Ministry of Education’s specially funded “Global Initiative in Health and Sport Sciences for Human High Performance” (“HHP Project”) and the Japan Sports Agency’s “Sports Research Innovation Project” (SRIP). These multifaceted research projects should help to identify the circumstances and environments under which humans can achieve their optimum performance, as well as to develop scientific methods for effectively manifesting optimal performance and apply the results to society at large.


Global Initiative in Health and Sport Sciences for Human High Performance

Specially-funded project by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for “Enhancing World-Class Education and Research Functions”.


The HHP Project was implemented by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Sciences and Technology (MEXT) in 2014 as an internationally outstanding program in education and research (MEXT Special Fund). Utilizing the excellent health and sports science research center of the university as its base, the project aims to establish and operate the world’s first research center devoted to developing and utilizing technology to achieve the maximum potential of the human body and mind. The project introduces cutting-edge technology in life and cognitive sciences and strengthens partnerships with research centers within industry, government, and academia. We have also established an academic program, the Doctoral Program in Health and Sport Sciences for Human High Performance. The program contributes to human resource development through partnerships with both domestic and foreign research centers and companies to enable the next generation of global researchers to disseminate advanced technologies.

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Sports Research Innovation Project for maximizing athletic competitiveness

With an eye on enhancing Japan’s international competitiveness in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games and beyond

Sports Research Innovation Project (SRIP)

ARIHHP was selected as a center for the promotion of the Sports Research Innovation Project (SRIP) in December 2015. It was the first large-scale project implemented by the newly launched Japan Sports Agency. With the objectives of contributing to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and to Japan’s athletic competitiveness after that, ARIHHP aims to be an innovation center for sports research through collaboration with the Japan Institute of Sports Sciences (JISS), domestic and foreign research centers, and cooperation with academia and industry. Through these activities, we conduct original and innovative research, applying next-generation training/conditioning to actual competitive sports fields by integrating comprehensive programs in exercise, nutrition and sleep, while developing educational programs for outstanding young sports researchers who will be taking leading roles for the next generation.

*This logo was created specifically for the SRIP project at University of Tsukuba.

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