On March 26, 2021, the "Sweden-Japan Academic Network" open webinar, co-hosted by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Stockholm Office, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) known as the organization awarding the Nobel Prizes, and the Embassy of Japan in Sweden, took place to memorialise the launch of the Kyushu University Stockholm Liaison Office.
More than 100 researchers and students mainly from Swedish and Japanese universities participated in the webinar. Dan Larhammar, president of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, delivered an opening address followed by Shigeyuki Hiroki, ambassador of Japan to Sweden, and Tatsuro Ishibashi, president of Kyushu University. Chihaya Adachi, distinguished professor of Kyushu U and a world-leading researcher in the field of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), represented Japan at the webinar, giving a keynote lecture on his research activity. From the Swedish side, Olle Inganäs, emeritus professor of Linköping University and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, presented his research results. After the lectures, speakers and participants had a lively discussion during the Q and A session. The event ended with a great success.
Stockholm Liaison Office will collect and disseminate information on student exchanges and researcher exchanges with universities in Sweden and Europe, and hold international symposia with Swedish researchers, so please use the office for the future collaborations!