Monthly Archives: January 2018

Cybathlon featured in a japanese publication about robots & AI

Prof. Shuro Nakajima from Wakayama University recently published a book on the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics: ROBOT – are they our enemies, or our friends? In this publication, Prof. Nakajima describes the emergence of AI and robots, … Continue reading

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Japan taps into technology and IT to address labor-shortages

As labor-shortages hits Japan, many stores and companies turn to new technologies to keep their business running. According to the Bank of Japan, the number of companies suffering of personnel shortages reached highest level since 25 years, forcing many to … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News |

Kick-off Symposium for World Leading Research Centers organized in Sendai

As a 2018 Designated National University, Tohoku University is organizing the kick-off Symposium for World Leading Research Centers on Material Science and Spintronics on February 19th and 20th in Sendai, Northern Japan. Prof. Dr. Alfio M. Quarteroni, Director of the Chair of … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News |

New Call: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Overseas Researchers

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is offering different fellowship programs to give opportunities for excellent researchers from around the world to come to Japan to conduct scientific collaboration with their Japanese colleagues. As a nomination body, the … Continue reading

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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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Swiss documentary on blockchain screened in Tokyo

“The Blockchain and Us”, a documentary produced by Swiss author and filmmaker Mr. Manuel Stagars, was showcased in Tokyo mid-December. Around 50 guests from very diverse backgrounds gathered at the venue to attend the screening, the following Q&A session and … Continue reading

Posted in Japan News |

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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