Category Archives: Japan News

Video highlighting CYBAHLON & TWIICE visit premiered in Sagamihara!

A video produced by the Science & Technology Office Tokyo on the occasion of the visit of Cybathlon co-directors Roland Sigrist and Dario Wyss as well as members of TWIICE, the exoskeleton that competed in the first Cybathlon in 2016 … 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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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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3rd Swiss Medtech Pavilion at MEDTEC Japan 2017

Swiss excellence in the medtech field was presented during 19-21 April, 2017 at MEDTEC Japan, Asia’s largest trade-show dedicated to the design and manufacturing of medical devices. The Swiss Medtech Pavilion at the expo featured laboratories and spin-offs from ETH … Continue reading

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7th Annual Event for the Swiss Universities’ Alumni & Friends Japan in Kansai

Upon invitation by the chapter heads Yuta Daigi and Aurelio Cortese as well as the Science & Technology Office Tokyo, eleven Swiss University alumni gathered in Kyoto for the 7th Swiss Universities’ Alumni & Friends Kansai event. Meeting point was the … Continue reading

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Visit Live Demo of Exoskeleton TWIICE at the Swiss Medtech Pavilion (April 19-21, 2017)

Don’t miss the rare opportunity and visit us at the Swiss Medtech Pavilion at MEDTEC Japan 2017 (April 19-21, 2017, booth no. 907)! The exoskeleton TWIICE, developed by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), will be presented by … Continue reading

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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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