The world economy in the 21st century is accelerating its shift to a knowledge-based economy due to the remarkable growth of science and technology. Knowledge resource, including technology, are the key factor determining national competitiveness, therefore each nation should create knowledge-based future growth engines through the rapid development of basic research, so as to swiftly toward an advanced economy. Mathematics, which is the basis of all scientific disciplines, will contribute to the development of science and technology in our nation through the exchange of information and ideas in these areas, mathematics will play a key role in establishing the foundations of an advanced knowledge economy. In this environment, the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS) will play a critical role by performing research on mathematical sciences, the basis of future technology, to transform our nation into a knowledge-based society. First, our research capability will be strengthened by introducing an open type research system to gather together the world's best-known domestic and overseas scholars in the mathematical sciences and entrust them with conducting mid- and long-term research in advanced areas of mathematics. Second, joint research with other researchers in other areas such as IT, BT, and finance will be conducted by introducing a central and combined research system to explore future areas of promise in technological fields based on mathematical sciences. Third, the establishment of a Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) for mathematical sciences will make it possible for other research institutes and industries to directly use the network and will lead to the delivery and popularization of the specialized knowledge in mathematical sciences that is needed by related disciplines and other areas. NIMS will make steady efforts to respond flexibly to global changes and requirements in order to emerge as a center for the mathematical sciences, it will become a World Class Institute (WCI) in the process. Please maintain your interest in and support for our institute. Thank you so much.