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 currently based in Japan to discuss research, careers and relation to Europe”.
Member States and Associated Countries were invited to present their country’s research and innovation landscape, and participating countries also had the opportunity to take part in a three-minute elevator pitch session. Ms. Kyoko Suzuki, Deputy Head of the Science and Technology Office Tokyo, introduced to the audience the attractive research environment in Switzerland, as well as the different active institutions. Swiss universities such as ETH Zurich have consolidated their strong position in university rankings, and are now well-known for attracting students all over the world.
Some banners were also set up at the venue, offering additional information on the research landscape of participating countries, and allowing interested visitors to ask more questions on the different possibilities of research in each country.
Before the pitch session, young researchers involved in various projects in Japan presented their areas of expertise and shared their experience with the audience.
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