Category Archives: Swiss News

Switzerland Research featured at the European Research Day (ERD) in Tokyo

The third edition of the European Research Day (ERD) was held early December at the Delegation of the European Union to Japan, organized by Euraxess Japan. The goal of the one-day workshop was to “bring together the European research community … Continue reading

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ERC Consolidator Grants 2017 awarded to nine Swiss institutions

The European Research Council (ERC) announced the result of the calls for the 2017 Consolidator Grants. Twenty-two countries beneficiated from the grants, in the fields of social sciences/humanities, physical sciences/engineering and life sciences. The whole consolidator programme, worth a total … Continue reading

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Applications open for the 8th Undergraduate Summer School in biological sciences at the University of Lausanne

The University of Lausanne (UNIL) announced a new call for applications for the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research (SUR) Programme in biological sciences. The English-taught 8-week programme (July 4th to August 29th, 2018) is open to around 15 bachelor students from … Continue reading

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New Call for Innovation Partnership Grants to support cooperation between Swiss researchers and Japan

A new call has been launched for Innovation Partnership Grants to support collaboration between Swiss Researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or public research institutes with non-academic innovation agents in Japan and other Asian countries. The goal of the … Continue reading

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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 Alumni 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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