The Nikon Group is actively involved in educating the next generation and supporting academic research.
Nikon Chair of Imaging Science in Tokyo University
Nikon contributed to establish the Nikon Chair of Imaging Science in the Institute of Industrial Science of the University of Tokyo in April 2012. This department aims to evolve and advance Japan's optics technologies in a sustainable manner by nurturing excellent human resources who will lead the next generation of optical industry. Hiroshi Ohki, Advisor of Nikon Corporation, serves as the Project Professor.
Supporting Overseas Study for Japanese Students
Nikon participates in the Global Human Resource Development Community, which is led by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Japan Student Services Organization, an independent administrative institution, as a public-private effort. We support the community's overseas study support program, Tobitate! (Leap for Tomorrow) Study Abroad Initiative. As a member of the Global Human Resource Development Community, Nikon supports the program by donating money for overseas study assistance and assists the community's personnel division in application screenings and oral examinations.
Supporting SEMI High Tech U
Every year since 2005, Nikon Precision Inc. and Nikon Research Corporation of America have supported SEMI High Tech U, a career exploration program for high school students hosted by the SEMI Foundation.
The program provides intensive three/four day hands-on activities of high-tech fields every year. In the year ended March 2017, two Nikon employees supported the activities.
Educational Support in India – Supporting Safe and Secure Educational Environments
In March 2017, Nikon India Private Limited donated school busses to Vishwas, an organization which helps children with disabilities to eventually gain employment. The school busses will be used to transport children unable to walk to school due to poor neighborhood safety. In addition, Nikon India also donated 17 water purifiers to provide safe drinking water, as well as 1,165 school desks and funds for expanding classroom facilities.