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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:
- Energy transition
- Geology & Seismology
- Digital Humanities
- Diversity & Inclusion and Gender Equality
Deadline: 2 November 2022
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)
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
Second edition of the Yugen photo contest (Japan)
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.
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.
- Press release on the CNRS website (in French)
- Presentation page of J-FAST on CNRS Tokyo office website
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:
- watch the documentary directed by Grand Labo
- read the interview of Christian Joachim, the organizer of the race
- read the article (in French) about the online presentations of the race to the French International High Schools in Tokyo and Kyoto on 12 and 14 October 2021
IRP SMOLAB (Japan)
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).