Category Archives: Japan News

Innovative Switzerland introduced at the Knowledge Capital in Osaka

Switzerland as an innovative country was introduced to members of the Knowledge Salon of the Knowledge Capital, a hub for knowledge creation and exchange. Located right in front of Osaka station at the center of the city, the Knowledge Capital … Continue reading

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2nd Heinrich Rohrer Medal Ceremony held in Tsukuba

The 2nd Heinrich Rohrer Medals were awarded on October 25 during the 8th International Symposium on Surface Science. The idea to recognize young scientists in the field of surface science in commemoration of the late Swiss Nobel Laureate was initiated … Continue reading

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Swiss Art and Design Schools presented at “Re-Importation” Design Exhibition

Swiss art and design schools such as l’Ecole Cantonale des Arts de Lausanne (ECAL), Zurich University of the Arts (ZhDK), Lucerne University for Applied Science and Arts and the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design (HEAD) were highlighted at Re-Importation … Continue reading

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RIKEN SPring-8 celebrates 20 years in user operation

On October 13-14, RIKEN celebrated the 20th anniversary of its SPring-8 in user operation. Executives of counterpart institutions including Prof. Dr. Leonid Rivkin, Deputy Director of Switzerland’s Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) attended the ceremony together with high-level guests from industry … Continue reading

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PMI Japan Datathlon wraps up with an International Symposium

On October 13th, a symposium was organized by Philip Morris International (PMI) to officially conclude its sbv IMPROVER datathon in Japan which asked researchers for biological interpretation of omics (genomics, proteomics and metabolomics) datasets. Scientists from Switzerland and Japan presented … Continue reading

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New Call for Bridging Grants to strenghten collaboration between Swiss scientists and Japan

There is a new call for Bridging to strengthen existing collaborations between Swiss scientists and their collaborating partners in Japan and other Asian countries. Researchers from Switzerland belonging to a university, a university of applied sciences, a university of teachers … 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

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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

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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

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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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