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Opening of the 2nd call for the CNRS-University of Tokyo PhD Joint Program (Japan)

The CNRS and the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) are launching the second joint call for proposals between the two institutions in order to develop new promising cooperation.

This second joint call is intended to fund joint research projects for 3 years, including funding for Ph.D. students so that they may work towards obtaining their doctorate degrees.

This call is open to, but not limited to, research projects in the following focus areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Energy transition
  • Geology & Seismology
  • Digital Humanities
  • Diversity & Inclusion and Gender Equality

The focus areas will also include projects in collaboration with CNRS-UTokyo International Research Laboratories (IRL LIMMS, IRL JFLI, IRL ILANCE and IRL DYNACOM).

Deadline: 2 November 2022

Check out the detailed call for proposal (pdf file)

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3rd Japanese-German-French AI Symposium

The Embassy of France in Japan, the DWIH Tokyo and the AI Japan R&D Network organize the 3rd edition of the trilateral AI Symposium, tackling the theme “AI and Planetary Challenges in the Anthropocene”

Date: 27-28 October 2022

Place: On-site (Miraikan, Tokyo, Japan) and online (livestream on YouTube)

Information and registration

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Call for proposals - JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships - Standard 2023 (Japan)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science offers approximately fifteen postdoctoral fellowship programs allowing young researchers to carry out a research internship during 12 up to 24 months in a Japanese laboratory under the direction of the head of the laboratory, and to extend their relations and the possibilities of exchanges on an international level.

Deadline: 8 November 2022

More information

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Second edition of the Yugen photo contest (Japan)

The second edition of the scientific photo contest organized by the Science and Technology department of the Embassy of France in Japan is now open!
Submit your picture from a French-Japanese scientific cooperation before 14 August and try to win a round-trip ticket between the two countries
Japanese-French Frontiers of Science Symposium 2022

JFFoS 2022

JSPS and CNRS organized at the end of June in Kyoto the 10th Japanese-French Frontiers of Science Symposium (JFFoS), which brings together talented young researchers for interdisciplinary discussions.

For this 10th edition, researchers gathered around 5 thematic sessions: Food and Society; Numerical Identity; Misperception and Disinformation; Radical Innovation of Materials Using Light Energy; Extreme Rainfall Events: Occurrence and Impacts.

Check the JSPS website for more details.

Launch of the new JFAST laboratory

Kick-off meeting of the JFAST International Research Laboratory (Japan)

After more than twenty-five years of scientific collaboration, CNRS, Grenoble Alpes University and the University of Tsukuba in Japan have created the J-FAST laboratory, a new International Research Laboratory (IRL).

One of the ambitions of this new laboratory is to develop manufacturing processes for energy and material-saving devices.

For the CNRS, this is the eighth IRL in Japan, the first with the University of Tsukuba.


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Nanocar Race

The 2nd Nanocar Race took place on 24-25 March 2022 in Toulouse! Two teams involving Japan participated: the Japanese NIMS-MANA and the French-Japanese CEMES/NAIST.

NIMS MANA finished first ex-aequo with the Sweden-Spain team Nanohispa!

Now that the race is over, you can:

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The SMOLAB International Research Project, a scientific collaborative project on MOFs between IRCELYON, Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, iCeMS and Kyoto University just published a promotional video about their activities.

The INC (Institute of Chemistry) of CNRS also issued a press release about one of their latest publications on MOPs (Metal-Organic Polyhedra).

🇯🇵This week was the mid-term review of Mitate Lab. For the occasion, we received the visit of @INSU_CNRS director Nicolas Arnaud who was able to follow our researchers on the field.

#Call 📢 | The 2023 call for JSPS 🇯🇵 Postdoctoral Fellowships - Standard is now OPEN!

This program offers 15 #postdoc fellowships allowing young researchers to carry out a research internship during 12~24 months in a 🇯🇵 lab

Deadline 📅 8 November 2022

Many thanks to Antoine Petit, Chairman and CEO of the CNRS, for his visit to Japan on the occasion of the creation of an International Research Center between the CRNS and the University of Tokyo with a key role for ILANCE @CNRS @CNRSinJapan @IN2P3_CNRS

The 2022 #NobelPrize in Literature is awarded to the French author Annie Ernaux “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory.”

Today's very interesting exchange @MITATELab Symposium on Fukushima from social to environmental issues with our institute Director from @INSU_CNRS Nicolas Arnaud @Fukushima University

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