Monthly Archives: June 2017

ETH Zurich and EPFL scoring high in the latest QS World University Rankings

In the latest World Universities Ranking 2018 by QS, the two Swiss federal institutes of technology defended their high ranks: ETH Zurich came in 10th, maintaining its unique position as the only university from a non-English speaking country among the … 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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The Swiss National Science Foundation optimized its funding scheme for international research exchanges

The SNSF’s former funding schemes for Scientific Conferences, International Exploratory Workshops and International Short Visits were merged into a single funding scheme for Scientific Exchanges. With an annual budget of up to CHF 3.4 million, grants will be allocated for … 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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The University of Basel’s Nanolino Lab team wins the NanoCarRace

A Swiss team of two researchers from the Department of Physics at the University of Basel participated successfully at the world’s first nanocar race, organized by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and competed against teams from Japan, … Continue reading

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EPFL tops the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017

For the third year in a row, Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) tops the list of leading 200 institutions under 50 years, compiled by Times Higher Education (THE). The same indicators as in the overall World University Ranking … 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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