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German Science Days in Kyoto "Research for Sustainable Development"

On October 25 and 26 the German Research and Innovation Forum Tokyo gathered 25 renowned German universities, research institutions, companies and science organizations on the campus of the Kyoto University to deepen the scientific exchange between Germany and Japan.
The participating institutions made use of the unique opportunity to present themselves to 350 Japanese students and young scientists from the Kansai area at information booths. Following the Theme “Research for Sustainable Development”, an opening symposium, workshops and presentations were held.

 

Program:

Opening Symposium: “Research for Sustainable Development”

Friday, 25 October        16:30-19:00

Keynote-Speeches:
Prof. Dr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi (United Nations University/The University of Tokyo)
Prof. Dr. Martin Faulstich (Clausthal University of Technology/CUTEC Institute of Environmental Technology)


Panel Discussion:
“Research for Sustainable Development – Challenges and Opportunities for Japanese and German Science and Humanities”

Participants:
Prof. Dr. Antje Bruns (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin), Prof. Dr. Martin Faulstich, Dr. David Walter Branston (Siemens), Prof. Dr. Horst Hippler (German Rectors’ Conference) Prof. Dr. Toru Morotomi (Kyoto University), Prof. Dr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi

Workshops

25 and 26 October

“Greening the University – The Role of Student Initiatives for a Sustainable University”
Organizer: University of Tübingen

“Sustainable Urban Development in Times of Demographic and Climate Change”
Organizer: Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER)

“Understanding Dynamics of Life: Interdisciplinary and International Challenges”
Organizer: Heidelberg University /HeKKSaGOn

“Chemical Tools and Materials for Sustainable Synthesis, Energy Conversion and Nanotechnology”
Organizer: University of Göttingen /HeKKSaGOn

“Functional Materials for a Sustainable Future”
Organizer: Fraunhofer Society and Kyoto University

“Materials and Components to Meet High Density Batteries”
Organizer: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Mie University

"Use of Accelerator-Based Photon Sources: Present State and Perspectives"
Organizer: Freie Universität Berlin and Institute for Molecular Science

“Japanese-German Dialogue in Law Studies”
Organizer: University of Cologne and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 

Presentations on Funding Schemes for Joint Research and Student Exchanges

Saturday, 26 October    9:00-12:30

Presentations:
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Research Foundation (DFG), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
University of Marburg, Technische Universität Dresden, Heidelberg University, University of Münster, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER)

Presentations by German Companies on their Research and Development Activities

Friday, 25 October    13:00-16:05

Participating companies:
BASF, Bayer, Bosch Corporation, Continental Automotive Corporation, Evonik Japan Co., Ltd., Merck Ltd., Siemens Japan K.K.

Information Booths

25 and 26 October        10:00-17:00

Exhibitors:
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Research Foundation (DFG), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Leibniz Association, Goethe Institute
Universities: University of Tübingen, Freie Universität Berlin, University of Göttingen, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, University of Marburg, Clausthal University of Technology, Technische Universität Dresden, Technische Universität München, Heidelberg University, University of Stuttgart, University of Cologne, University of Münster

Companies: BASF, Bayer, Bosch Corporation, Continental Automotive Corporation, Evonik Japan Co., Ltd., Merck Ltd., Siemens Japan K.K.

 

Oktoberfest

Saturday, 26 Oktober    16:30-21:00

End-of-program event at the Goethe-Institute Villa Kamogawa

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