Monthly Archives: July 2014

SLF/WSL Has Research Cooperation Agreement with Disaster Prevention Institute

SLF/WSL Has Research Cooperation Agreement with Disaster Prevention Institute The Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape (WSL) signed a comprehensive research cooperation agreement with Japan’s National Research Institute for … Continue reading

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EPFL’s Professor Graetzel Inspires Japanese Students

EPFL’s Professor Graetzel Inspires Japanese Students Prof. Michael Graetzel, whose name regularly appears on the short list of those predicted to win the Nobel Prize, gave a special lecture to at the University of Tokyo. The approximately 90 students studying … Continue reading

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AISTS to Support Tsukuba University’s Sports Academy for Tokyo 2020

AISTS to Support Tsukuba University’s Sports Academy for Tokyo 2020 The Académie Internationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sport (AISTS), founded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Swiss universities and institutions of higher education, signed an agreement to work together … Continue reading

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Swiss Studies in Japan, Japanese Studies in Switzerland

Swiss Studies in Japan, Japanese Studies in Switzerland A special evening of lectures on Swiss studies in Japan and Japanese studies in Switzerland was held at the Swiss Embassy. The event attracted many Japanese academics in the field and served … Continue reading

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EPFL’s Prof. Graetzel to Speak in Tokyo, July 29 & 30

EPFL’s Prof. Graetzel to Speak in Tokyo, July 29 and 30 Prof. Michael Graetzel, father of dye-sensitized solar cells, will be in Tokyo to give a lecture at the University of Tokyo and a presentation at the Grand Renewable Energy … Continue reading

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Switzerland Remains No.1 in Innovation, 4 Yrs in a Row

Switzerland Remains No.1 in Innovation, 4 Yrs in a Row Switzerland topped the Global Innovation Index 2014, retaining the No. 1 slot for the fourth straight year. The United Kingdom moved up a rank to second place, followed by Sweden. The countries … Continue reading

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FC Johann N. Schneider-Ammann at Tohoku University

FC Johann N. Schneider-Ammann at Tohoku University During the visit of Federal Counsillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann and an official and economic delegation in Japan, the delegation also stopped at the Tohoku University where they were greeted by the president, Prof. … Continue reading

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Business Innovation Forum 2014: High Level Speakers and 350 Registered Participants

Business Innovation Forum 2014: High Level Speakers and 350 Registered Participants In collaboration with the Swiss Business Hub, the Science & Technology Office Tokyo organized the first Business Innovation Forum, taking place at Roppongi Academyhills, during the visit of Federal … Continue reading

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Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann visiting Tohoku University

Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann visiting Tohoku University From July 7 to 11, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann is visiting Japan with an economic delegation as part of the celebrations to mark 150 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Switzerland. The … Continue reading

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The First Awarding of The Heinrich Rohrer Medals

The First Awarding of The Heinrich Rohrer Medals The Surface Science Society of Japan (SSSJ) initiated the Heinrich Rohrer Medal in order to celebrate the great achievements accomplished by one of the Nobel Laureates in 1986, Dr. Heinrich Rohrer. The … Continue reading

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