JSPS Quarterly No. 37, Autumn 2011 (159 KB)
Japan Weeks Held at German Universities
Over the period from April through December, Japan Week events are being held at 18 German universities for the purpose of strengthening collaboration between them and Japanese universities. As this program supports university projects to send more students and researchers to Japan and to network with Japanese universities, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing it funding along with financing events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of German-Japanese exchange. During the period from April through June, the JSPS Bonn Office was invited to take part in the Japan Weeks of eight universities, which had designed creative events to excite interest in Japan among their students and faculties.
At the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, for example, a student bus tour was held to Japanese corporations and various Japan-related organizations, culminating in a visit to JSPS’s Office, where the students received a briefing on life and research in Japan and on fellowships for young researchers to work with colleagues in Japan. The opening ceremony at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg enjoyed a large attendance of about 200 people. Bonn Office director Prof. Dr. Keiichi Kodaira participated in a panel discussion on the theme “Doing Research and Earning a PhD in Japan.” At other universities as well, the Office staff explained JSPS’s fellowship and exchange programs to highly interested audiences of under- and postgraduate students.
JSPS Bonn Office