Category Archives: Swiss News

Switzerland’s case study presented at a Service Robot Seminar

Prof. Dr. Sabina Misoch, Head of the Interdisciplinary Competence Center for Ageing (IKOA) at the University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, was an invited speaker at the International Standardization Seminar for Service Robots in Tokyo. She gave a presentation on … Continue reading

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New Call for Participants at the next Life Science Switzerland Annual Meeting (February 2019)

Life Science Switzerland (LS2) is very happy to announce call for applications for the “Pls of tomorrow: The Future of Swiss Research” session at the next LS2 Meeting, taking place in Lausanne, 12-13 February 2018. Selected participants will have the chance … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Call now open for Swiss-Japanese joint research projects on hydrogen technology

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has just opened a call for joint research project proposals from Japanese-Swiss collaborative teams on the subject of “Hydrogen as a renewable energy carrier” and other hydrogen related … Continue reading

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Swiss Team Solidus wins 3rd place at RoboCup 2017 Logistics League

Congratulations to Team Solidus of the technical college Höhere Fachschule Für Technik Mittelland for grabbing 3rd place in the Logistics League, Industrial Robot division at RoboCup 2017 Nagoya, Japan! It was the third consecutive year that the teamof the Swiss … Continue reading

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Switzerland leads the Global Innovation Index 2017

Compiled for the 10th time, the Global Innovation Index (GII) awards Switzerland the global top position among 130 economies for its innovation capabilities – the position it has been holding already for seven consecutive years! Sweden and the Netherlands follow, … Continue reading

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