Kyoto University jointly organized the Sweden-Kyoto Symposium in Stockholm on September 11 and 12, 2014 with four institutions in Sweden; Stockholm University, Uppsala University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan), and Karolinska Institutet.
This symposium aimed to disseminate the research outcomes and to promote joint research with overseas institutions. Over 150 participants were involved in the two-days symposium.
The program of first day included facts and figures of each university, and Keynote lecture by professor Kitagawa (ICeMS, Kyoto university). At the second day, 10 sessions were held at 4 partner universities on the various field of research such as energy,bio-informatics, life science, philosophy, and etc.
The intellectual network achieved by this symposium is expected to lead sustainable cooperation between Japanese and Swedish institutions in the research and education.
[Titles of the Sessions]
- Nuclear Fission and Fusion
- Smart Energy Systems ? Energy Storage (Battery, Fuel Cell, Hydrogen Storage), Access Network, and Control System 3. Comprehensive Control of Cognitive Impairment ? Aging Issues 4. Bio-informatics- Life Science and Information Science 5. Human-Centered Design of Sociotechnical Symbiotic Systems 6. Cutting-edge Organic Chemistry- Organic Synthesis, Element Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, and Chemical Biology 7. Micro-engineering- Microfluidics Devices and Advanced Surface Engineering 8. Ethics/Political Philosophy- Applied Ethics and Political Philosophy 9. Outstanding Young Researchers- Academic Diversity, Academic Freedom 10. Ecology and Evolution ? Indirect Interactive Web: Linking Evolution with Ecosystem
About the Symposium on the Kyoto university’s website (Japanese)