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EIG CONCERT-Japan 10th Call (Japan)

The European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan is an international joint initiative to support and enhance science, technology and innovation (STI) cooperation between European countries and Japan.
Its 10th call, on the topic “Solutions for Carbon-Neutral Cities”, is now open!
CNRS is one of the funding agencies this year, along with 8 other agencies.
Deadline: 1st of August 2023
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Scientific photo contest "Yugen Hidden Beauty of Science" 3rd edition (Japan)

The French-Japanese Scientific Photo Contest “Yugen Hidden Beauty of Science” organized by the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France to Japan is now holding its 3rd edition!

The aim of this contest is to showcase French-Japanese scientific cooperation by presenting images from research or R&D projects involving French and Japanese researchers or engineers (including students).

First prize: a plane ticket between France and Japan!

Deadline: 2 July 2023

Details and application on the contest website

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International Conference on the Physics of the Two Infinites (Japan)

International Research Laboratory ILANCE between CNRS Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics and The University of Tokyo organizes a conference on the physics of the two infinites next spring on 27-30 March 2023 in Kyoto, Japan.

 Registration and details

Journée Francophone de la Recherche, 2019

International Workshop on Thermoelectrics (Japan)

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An international workshop on thermoelectric materials is organized in Caen on 12-14 April 2023, in the framework of the scientific cooperation between CRISMAT and AIST, NIMS and Kyushu University, including International Research Laboratory LINK.
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CNRS Interview of UTokyo President Teruo Fujii

Teruo FUJII, President of The University of Tokyo, was interviewed by CNRS!

Teruo FUJII discusses the rich and long-standing cooperation between the two institutions, highlighted by the launch of a new International Research Center last October.

Read the interview

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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CNRS-UTokyo PhD Joint Program: Workshop (Japan)

CNRS and The University of Tokyo launched a PhD Joint Program in 2021, with 6 projects selected.
Laureates Séverine CHAMBEYRON from Institut de Génétique Humaine (IGH, Montpellier) and Mikiko C. SIOMI from UTokyo’s Department of Biological Sciences organize a workshop where their PhD students present their data and results!
Date: 9 March 2023 (in English)
Place: On site, Genopolys, Montpellier, France
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ReaDiNet International Conference

The International Research Network on mathematics ReaDiNet between France, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea will hold an international conference in Orsay, France on 3-6 January 2023.

Registration and details

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