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Swiss’ Experiences #5: From Lacquerware to a Golden Lion

The first round of presentations in the series titled “Swiss’ Experiences: Surviving and Thriving in Japan” was concluded with another highlight: In the fifth edition, Dr. Vroni Shiohara elaborated on her story how she came to Japan, learned Japanese within a year and ended … Continue reading

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New Master Courses and a National Center for Data Science

In a joint venture, ETH Zurich and EPFL are launching the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) to foster innovation in data and computer science, as well as to provide an infrastructure for multidisciplinary research and open science. Data science involves … Continue reading

Posted in Swiss News |

Two Swiss universities top THE’s list of the world’s most international universities 2017

ETH Zurich and EPFL ranked first and second respectively on the ranking by Times Higher Education (THE), listing the most international universities worldwide. The University of Zurich came in 15th, an impressive jump from 105th rank the year before. The … Continue reading

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S&T Office goes virtual: VR Annual Report released!

Last year, the Science & Technology Office Tokyo of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan decided to go virtual! All events were recorded with a 360-degree camera or photographed with a 3D camera in preparation for the first Virtual Reality … Continue reading

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New Call: Young Researchers Exchange Programme

In its function as the Swiss Leading House for Asia, ETH Zurich today announced the launch of a new call for the exchange of young researchers (PhD students, young postdocs and master students in exceptional cases) between Japan and Switzerland … Continue reading

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Swiss’ Experiences #4 with Dr. Aurelio Cortese

Already the fourth time more than  30 Switzerland related participants met at Okuno & Partner’s offices to share and discuss their Japan experiences at the event-series titled “Swiss Experiences: Surviving and Thriving in Japan” organised jointly by the SCCIJ and the … Continue reading

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First-in-the-World Master in Cyber-Physical and Embedded Systems

Aligned with the start of the academic year 2017/18, the Faculty of Informatics at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano will offer a new four-semester Master degree program, aiming at meeting the rising demand for application designers and system developers in … Continue reading

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NCCR D-Fab visits Japan

A delegation from the National Centre of Competence in Research Digital Fabrication (NCCR D-Fab), visited Japan to meet with counterparts and potential partners in academia and industry. The group, invited to attend an academic symposium, took advantage of the occasion … Continue reading

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Nippon Koei Engineer Dr. Müller on his experiences in Japan – Swiss Experiences #3

Already round three of the successful “Swiss Experiences: Surviving and Thriving in Japan” series was held on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Again, more than 30 participants signed up to discuss their experiences in Japan. After presentations by a Swiss professor … Continue reading

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Minister of State for Science & Technology Policy visits Switzerland

Last week on Friday 13th, Minister of State for Science & Technology Policy Mr. Yosuke Tsuruho visited with his delegation Switzerland. The tour started in Bern with meetings at the State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation SERI. After an exchange … Continue reading

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