EURAXESS Japan Tour 2016 @ Kyoto (1/29, KURA, Kyoto)

EURAXESS Japan Tour 2016 Kyoto University 29 January

Kyoto University Research Administration Office (KURA) and the EURAXESS Links Japan will jointly organize a seminar for fostering Japan-Europe research collaboration and researcher mobility.
This workshop aims at providing researchers and students at Kyoto University with an up-to-date overview of their opportunities for research cooperation and mobility, particularly through the description of available funding schemes. It aims at drawing a new landscape of the Japan-Europe research collaboration.

In Europe, various types of international funds for promoting joint research and mobility, such as Horizon 2020 or Marie Sklodovska-Curie actions, are widely open for researchers and students. These funds provide wide opportunities for overseas researchers, including Japanese, and encourage them to jump into transnational and cutting-edge research projects.
Japanese researchers being highly expected to be involved towards common projects with European counterparts, the research promotion staff at KURA will also take the opportunity of this event to develop the support system for teaming, funding, and sustainable management of the research team in the frame of Europe-Japan relations.

In this seminar, lectures by European experts on the research and educational programmes as well as support actions available in Japan; and the presentations on Kyoto University?s recent challenges toward international cooperation with Europe will be given. This seminar will also provide the opportunities for researchers, students and administrative staff to share and exchange knowledge and personal views, through feedback sessions and via the networking reception.


January 29th, (Fri)  14:00-18:30

Program (tentative)

+ 13:30 Registration

+ 14:00 Opening Address
      Dr. Tadashi Sugihara, Deputy Director of Kyoto University Research Administration Office (KURA)

+ 14:05 Japan ‘globalised’ research landscape: status and required improvements
                 Dr Matthieu Py, EURAXESS Links Japan

+ 14:25 Kyoto University’s situation with regards to research collaboration and mobility in Europe
                 Mr. Tamaki Suzuki, Research Administrator, Kyoto University Research Administration Office (KURA)
+ 14:40 EU Programmes: Research Funding, Research Cooperation and Mobility – H2020, Marie Curie, ERC
                  Dr Leonidas Karapiperis, Head of Science and Technology section, Delegation of the European Union to Japan

+ 15:15 Break

+ 15:30 Support to Researchers: EURAXESS and EURAXESS Links Japan
                 Dr Py, EURAXESS Links Japan

+ 15:55 Support to Researchers: Horizon 2020 National Contact Point actions
                Dr Hiroshi Matsumoto, Horizon 2020 National Contact Point (NCP) Coordinator

+ 16:35 Experience sharing session by researchers affiliated to Kyoto University:
                 1. Creating a Joint Degree Program: MA Transcultural Studies in Kyoto and Heidelberg
                      Dr Björn-Ole Kamm, Senior Lecturer at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Letters
                 2. An example of collaboration in materials science between University of Bordeaux and Kyoto University
                     Dr Kazuhiro Fukami, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

+ 17:10 Closing remarks
      Prof. Junichi Mori, Vice President for International Relations, Director General of the Organization for Promotion of International Relations (OPIR), Director-General of Kyoto University European Center.

+ 17:20 Networking reception

+ 18:30 Close

(Presentations and discussion will mainly be in Japanese)



Rakuyu Kaikan: Confererence Room (2nd floor) 
Add: Yoshida Nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 Japan


*Access map (Japanese only)

*Notes that the Rakuyu Kaikan is no smoking.

*Internet: eduroam is available.


The online registration is necessary in advance.

Capacity: max 70.  
(Registration will be closed after it reaches the maximum number of application.)


Kyoto University Research Administration Office

Tamaki Suzuki (Mr, Research Administrator) 
Office: +81 75.753.5163

EURAXESS Link Japan (Tokyo)

Dr. Matthieu PY, Ph.D
Country Representative
Office: (+81) (0)3 5276 8126