Drupal portfolio : KAVLI Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, The University of Tokyo



KAVLI IPMU of The University of Tokyo is the international institute dedicated to answering fundamental questions about the universe. The objective of the organization is to find out how the universe started, what its destiny is, the laws it is ruled by, and so on. The institute became more famous when professor Takaaki Kajita was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.

This institute was originally using Drupal 6. We imagine that they wanted to publish their study and research in both Japanese and English. They wanted to be able to add more features that were not available in Drupal 6, which means there was a need for upgrading to Drupal 7 and that’s when they reached out to us.


Upgrading to Drupal 7

Their website was built with Drupal 6 by another developer and unfortunately there was no specification sheet. Because of this we had to start off by looking into what features were utilized and how they were implemented by the previous development team.


After which we then considered various options that are available in Drupal 7 and how best to realize these features on the new website. We came to the conclusion that it would be best to do a complete overhaul and build the website from the ground up with Drupal 7 rather than simply migrating from Drupal 6 to 7.


Transitioning to the new website

Biggest challenge that we faced was the transition between current website and the new. A lot of content were being published everyday and we needed to keep everything up to date.


Launching a website that was built from scratch while making sure that users were able to access all content from the old site not to mention all new the content that was being published daily was a little challenging, but we were sure that technology that our developers have will be able to handle it.


Reach out to us if you are considering migrating to the latest version of Drupal

We also have experience in with websites that were developed with other systems. We also provide total support including figuring out how to implement existing functions to Drupal.


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