Welcoming the French Embassy in Japan

On The November 25, 2019


As part of its development initiatives in Japan, the Université de Lyon organized a consultation between its academic players and the Science and Technology Department of the French Embassy in Japan with a view to improving the university’s profile and attractiveness.

Cooperation schemes with Japan

2019 has been a particularly busy year for the Université de Lyon in Japan. Not only is it present in the country through the UMI’s ElytMax, hosted by the University of Tohoku in Sendai, but the UdL has also launched several initiatives to strengthen and/or develop new partnerships. Based on academic partnerships between the Japanese and Saint-Etienne-Lyon laboratories, these initiatives have helped to structure and develop common research subjects, such as artificial intelligence, health, energy and urban issues. These initiatives are fully in line with the IDEXLYON strategy, and they combine the two countries’ academic communities by bringing together professor-researchers, researchers, students (Master’s and Bachelor’s degree) and postgraduates to focus on bilateral projects.

Meeting the Science and Technology Attaché of the French Embassy in Japan

As part of the special relationship with Japan, the UdL welcomed Sandrine Maximilien, the Science and Technology Attaché, to the Science and Technology Department of the French Embassy in Japan.

The meeting had a twofold objective:

  1. To face the issues and challenges of French-Japanese academic and scientific collaborations;
  2. To identify French-Japanese cooperation initiatives.

The consultation brought together around thirty participants from fifteen institutions that are responsible for developing theme-specific research subjects or overseeing international relations. The UdL also called on the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, which highlighted the support provided to academic players in terms of mobility support (BRMI) and international training and research projects (AAP Pack Ambition Internationale (PAI) 2020). The Science and Technology Attaché gave an overview of ongoing projects, support for interdisciplinary collaborations, as well as the latest news and upcoming events, including trilateral (with Germany) as part of activities in the field of digital technology.

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