date September 11th-12th, 2014

Sweden-Kyoto Symposium

General Info


This Sweden-Kyoto Symposium is a new example of international and inter-university cooperation, based on the initiative of five institutions: Stockholm University, Uppsala University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan), Karolinska Institutet, and Kyoto University. It is also a key element of Kyoto University’s “The 2x by 2020 Initiative”, aiming to promote the university’s international relations by further developing it as an institute of higher learning producing world-class knowledge.

This two-day symposium held in Stockholm and Uppsala seeks to foster an exchange of knowledge between the participating Swedish and Japanese institutions, with a program consisting of plenary introductions and keynote speeches, followed by 10 diverse parallel sessions on life and health sciences, ecology, technology, and engineering. Sweden is a world leader in research and education in these areas, and therefore the knowledge exchanged at these meetings should provide an intellectual basis for solving global problems confronting the world today, as well as representing a first step toward uniting leading researchers in these fields toward strengthening partnerships among these institutions.


11-12 September, 2014


Stockholm University, Uppsala University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan), and Karolinska Institutet.


1. Nuclear Fission and Fusion
2. 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



The organizers of the Sweden–Kyoto Symposium 2014 would like to express their profound gratitude to the faculty, staff, and students of the five participating institutions for their tremendous efforts and dedication towards making the symposium possible.

We would also like to thank the Embassy of Japan in Sweden, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Stockholm Office, City of Stockholm and the Sweden-Japan Foundation for their invaluable cooperation and support.

We hope that this symposium will be a significant step in advancing academic cooperation between Sweden and Japan, and we humbly ask for your continued support and collaboration in the future.

Stockholm University
Uppsala University
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Karolinska Institutet
Kyoto University