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News from Japan

The Science & Technology Office compiles news on Japan that is related to Science & Technology. We also report on events that we are participating in or organizing in Japan. Please do not forget to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.


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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