Monthly Archives: October 2017

ETH Zurich Alumni Reunites with President Guzzella at the Swiss Embassy

On the occasion of the visit to Japan of the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Lino Guzzella, ETH Zurich Alumnus gathered at the Residence of the Swiss Embassy for a reception on September 30th. After a welcome address by Ambassador … Continue reading

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Swiss innovation landscape presented to Japanese CTOs

The Swiss innovation landscape was presented to Chief Technology Officers of some major Japanese companies. Ms. Kyoko Suzuki, Deputy Head of the Science & Technology Office Tokyo which supported the group in selecting where to visit and making introductions, was … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News |

Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture partnering with Japanese Universities

Similarities in the Art of Architecture and the drive to perfection, favors the link between Japan and Switzerland. Yet, the language and physical distance combined with the respect for the other culture have been reasons for limited success in finding … Continue reading

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EPFL students visit the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology

Around 50 bachelor and master students in Micro-engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) led by Prof. Hannes Bleuler and Prof. Pierre-André Besse visited the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology as part of a 10-day study tour … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News |

The Science & Technology Office was a Community Partner of the Fin/Sum Week !

The Science and Technology Office was for the first time a Community Partner of the Fintech Summit “FIN/SUM WEEK 2017” which took place in Tokyo from September 19th to September 22nd. The event was co-organized by Nikkei Shimbun, the Japanese … Continue reading

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Learn more about the European Research Council’s (ERC) funding opportunities!

Dr. Nicolas Voilley from the European Research Council (ERC) visited the Science & Technology Office Tokyo to present the different funding schemes of ERC and encouraged Swiss and Japanese researchers to take part in the program. One of the novelties … Continue reading

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Conference on Swiss Arbitration organized by the University of Zurich at Embassy

The University of Zurich, the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (SCCIJ), the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution, the Swiss Arbitration Association and the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan came together to organize an international conference on Swiss commercial … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News |

Visitors wish Cybathlon to come to Japan at LIVES TOKYO 2017!

On September 10th, Cybathlon was presented at LIVES TOKYO 2017, an event to promote efforts to expand working opportunities for the disabled. LIVES TOKYO was a large-scale event co-organized by Hands On Tokyo at Midtown Tokyo in Roppongi. It aimed to reflect … Continue reading

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UNIL Jacques Dubochet wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry !

Congratulations to Prof. Jacques Dubochet from the University of Lausanne (UNIL) for winning this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry ! Jointly with Joachim Frank from Columbia University and Richard Henderson from Cambridge, Prof. Dubochet was awarded the prize for developing … Continue reading

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Swiss Timber Solutions from ETH Zurich may cater to the Japanese market

Swiss Timber Solutions is an engineering spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH Zurich), specializing in timber engineering. All the members are or used to be researchers at ETH. One of their projects involves the design and … Continue reading

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