EU and Japan select first Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Programmes
EU and Japan are partnering up to offer joint degree programs under the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Partnerships. Switzerland is participating as an associate partner in the Master of Science in Imaging and Light in Extended Reality program between Toyohashi University of Technology and the University of Eastern Finland, one of the three programs selected by the European Commission and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Foster talented individuals through International Science Olympiads
Students representing Japan have done well again at this year’s International Science Olympiads, at which high school pupils and equivalent-level students from various countries use their intellect to compete in a variety of scientific fields. Excellent individuals should be fostered extensively.
Universities address demand for AI, big data specialists
Many universities are establishing departments to help foster students in the age of artificial intelligence and big data, which refers to the collection of huge data sets that are often analyzed to reveal trends in human behavior. Amid calls from the government to accelerate efforts to train individuals in such fields, prestigious institutions are getting on board.
30,000-year-old ‘cave lion’ found in Siberian permafrost
The whole body of a “cave lion,” a creature believed to have gone extinct about 10,000 years ago, was found in Siberian permafrost soil, Jikei University School of Medicine visiting Prof. Naoki Suzuki and a Russian research team announced Monday.