Category Archives: Japan News

82 Civil engineering students visit the University of Tokyo

Eighty two (82) students who just finished their master course in civil engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH Zurich) traveled through Japan as part of their final program. At the very end of their  intense, almost … Continue reading

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Cybathlon presented at VR/XR for Humanitarian Action Symposium in collaboration with ICRC

With the goal of highlighting various technologies utilized for humanitarian objectives, the Science & Technology Office Tokyo was invited by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) mission in Japan to present Cybathlon at the VR (and Cutting-Edge Technology) for … Continue reading

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Cybathlon at the International Modern Hospital Show, Tokyo

Cybathlon was invited to present at the 44th International  Modern Hospital Show in Tokyo where approximately  80,000 visitors, including domestic and overseas doctors, nurses, medical administrators, and medical equipment dealers attended. It was a nice opportunity to meet people who … Continue reading

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Video highlighting CYBATHLON & TWIICE visit premiered in Sagamihara!

A video produced by the Science & Technology Office Tokyo on the occasion of the visit of Cybathlon co-directors Roland Sigrist and Dario Wyss as well as members of TWIICE, the exoskeleton that competed in the first Cybathlon in 2016 … Continue reading

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Swiss universities drew a lot of interest at study abroad fairs this spring

As in every year, the Science & Technology Office Tokyo represented all Swiss universities and universities of applied sciences at various study abroad fairs held at Japanese universities this spring. The fairs offer an excellent opportunity to strengthen the exchange … Continue reading

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Architects from Basel and Kyoto Design Lab: workshop on how water shapes Kyoto

Professor Manuel Herz, teaching Critical Urbanism at the University of Basel, and architect Shadi Rahbaran of Rahbaran Hürzeler Architekten visited Kyoto Institute of Technology’s (KIT) Design Lab (D-lab) to follow up on a workshop on urban metabolism, or the cycle of  energy, water, … Continue reading

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A Swiss-Japanese partnership to advance solutions in systems toxicology and safety assessment

Swiss company Douglas Connect GmbH, headquartered in Basel and Tokyo-based SBX Corp. signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance solutions in systems toxicology and safety assessment. Under the agreement, the two parties will make their platforms compatible and combine resources … Continue reading

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Unviersity of Zurich and Waseda University join the Universitas 21 global university network

This month, Switzerland’s University of Zurich as well as Japan’s Waseda University joined Universitas 21, a global network of 25 research-intensive universities on six continents. Founded in Melbourne in 1997, the network aims to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation … Continue reading

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Swiss Universities’ Alumni & Friends Japan gatherings in Tokyo and Kyoto

Alumni gatherings are being held periodically, offering former students in Switzerland to keep their ties to Switzerland and to each other. Most recently, the Kansai alumni chapter met for an informal get-together in Kyoto. Newcomers discovered Japanese “Swiss-German” speakers, while … Continue reading

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3rd Swiss Medtech Pavilion at MEDTEC Japan 2017

Swiss excellence in the medtech field was presented during 19-21 April, 2017 at MEDTEC Japan, Asia’s largest trade-show dedicated to the design and manufacturing of medical devices. The Swiss Medtech Pavilion at the expo featured laboratories and spin-offs from ETH … Continue reading

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