Symposia, Seminars, and Workshops

2021

March 16
Dr. Kate Harris, a senior university research administrator (URA) in the School of Science (UTokyo), presented the team's exchange activities with ETH Zürich at the “6th UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium” (online) organized by the Division of Global Campus Initiatives (UTokyo).
Presentation
February 18 [Expanding the partnership: UZH]
Dr. Ryohei Hisano, Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Informatics (Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, UTokyo) organized an online seminar with Prof. Claudio Tessone's research group at the UZH Blockchain Center. The seminar aimed to accelerate their collaboration toward synthesizing their techniques for financial network analysis.
January
Prof. Toshinori Mori of the International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (UTokyo) organized an online international seminar related to the JSPS Core-to-Core Program “Global Developments of Researches in Lepton Flavor Physics with Muons” ahead of the review of the MEG experiment by the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) committee. Participants reported their results from the last year and discussed plans for the next academic year.

2020

October 23, 2020
The “1st ETHZ-Todai Student Symposium” was held online, with over 150 participants from the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry (ETH Zürich) and the Department of Chemistry in the School of Science (UTokyo). A total of eight graduate students (four from each institution) gave presentations on their research, and their results were discussed enthusiastically among the participants. Students also had the opportunity to interact online with those from the other institution during the break between presentations.
Program
March 24 - 25
Prof. Toshinori Mori of the International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (UTokyo) organized an international seminar on the JSPS Core-to-Core Program “Global Developments of Researches in Lepton Flavor Physics with Muons” in Japan, which included a report of the summer school program held at PSI. This was cancelled to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but because the MEG II experiment is about to enter an important phase, the planned presentations and discussions were held over the course of several weeks during the collaboration's weekly video conferences.
February 25 - March 1
Dr. David Jenny, a lecturer in Gramazio Kohler Research in the Department of Architecture (ETH Zürich), was invited to give a workshop for students in the Department of Architecture (School of Engineering, UTokyo). Students from the groups of Associate Prof. Yusuke Obuchi and Associate Prof. Tomoyuki Gondo, both of the Department of Architecture, and Associate Prof. Jun Sato of the Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies (Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, UTokyo) participated in the workshop and exchanged their opinions on the digital fabrication research that is being carried out at ETH Zürich. Dr. Jenny also took part in a seminar on collaborative research being carried out in the Obuchi and Sato research groups.
February 17
Prof. Hiroaki Suga of the Department of Chemistry (School of Science, UTokyo) and Profs. Jörn Piel, Jeffrey Bode, and Sereina Riniker of the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (ETH Zürich) organized the “4th ETH Zürich-The University of Tokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium: Innovations in Chemical Biology” for young chemical biologists at ETH Zürich. Five early career researchers from the Schools of Science and Engineering (UTokyo) and six from ETH Zürich participated in the symposium and spent the day engaged in active discussions with their peers. Several of the UTokyo researchers stayed longer in Zürich to discuss their research with their collaborators in more depth.
Presentation

Presentation by Assistant Prof. Nasu

Participants

Participants at the symposium

2019

December 13 - 22
Dr. Mohammed Alser, Lecturer and Senior Researcher in the Department of Computer Science (ETH Zürich), was invited to UTokyo to hold a workshop titled “A Roadmap for Fast and Efficient Genome Analysis”. The workshop was held over 3 days on Kashiwa Campus (December 18), Hongo Campus (December 19), and Shirokanedai Campus (December 20).
Participants

Dr. Alser (center), with Assistant Prof. Soramichi Akiyama (Department of Creative Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, UTokyo) (left) and Prof. Masahiro Kasahara (Department of Computational Biology and Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, UTokyo) (right).

November 27 - 28
Prof. Gisbert Schneider of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich) was invited by Prof. Kimito Funatsu of the Department of Chemical System Engineering (School of Engineering, UTokyo) to give a lecture at the 6th International Symposium on Chemoinformatics, which was held at the Nara Kasugano International Forum.
Participants

Speakers' dinner after the symposium

October 15 - 16, June 4 - 5
International seminars on the international collaborative research being carried out at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), as well as other related research, were held at PSI. The participants held in-depth discussions on the progress and results of the MEG II experiment. These seminars are an important part of the JSPS Core-to-Core Program “Global Developments of Researches in Lepton Flavor Physics with Muons”, which was selected for funding in 2018. A total of 35 participants attended each seminar, including four Master's students from the Department of Physics (School of Science, UTokyo) and one graduate student from ETH Zürich, who reported their results from last year's summer school program. Several researchers from related fields also joined the discussions about developments in student education, which focused on the results and future plans for the summer school program.
International seminar

International seminar on collaborative research at PSI

Note: The JSPS Core-to-Core Program led by Prof. Toshinori Mori of the International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (UTokyo) is a collaboration among the International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, PSI, and the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, INFN) in Pisa, Italy. It focuses on research and student exchange.
August 27
Prof. Kimito Funatsu of the Department of Chemical System Engineering (School of Engineering, UTokyo) took the opportunity to discuss his collaborative research with Prof. Gisbert Schneider of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich) at the American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, where he was also presented with the Herman Skolnik Award.
Reception after the Herman Skolnik Award ceremony

Reception after the Herman Skolnik Award ceremony, with Prof. Funatsu (second from left) and Prof. Schneider (right)

March 19-20
Prof. Toshinori Mori of the International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (UTokyo) organized an international seminar on the JSPS Core-to-Core Program “Global Developments of Researches in Lepton Flavor Physics with Muons” in Japan. The seminar included a report of the summer school program held at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in August.
March
Associate Prof. Yusuke Obuchi of the Department of Architecture (School of Engineering, UTokyo) organized a meeting at ETH Zürich to present and discuss the design of a pavilion that will be built for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in collaboration with researchers from ETH Zürich. The team are preparing to start building a prototype of the pavilion in Tokyo in June 2019.
January
The Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (UTokyo) held a 1-day discussion meeting on social ICT and market sustainability with Dr. Spencer Wheatley of the Chair of Entrepreneurial Risks (Department of Management, Technology and Economics, ETH Zürich) and Project Assistant Prof. Ryohei Hisano of the Social ICT Research Center (Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, UTokyo).
January 21-22
The “3rd ETH Zürich-The University of Tokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Innovation” was held at UTokyo. It was attended by over 100 students and researchers, including five faculty members and three graduate students from ETH Zürich.
First, Prof. Naoto Sekimura, Vice President of UTokyo, introduced UTokyo's international strategy to the attendees. Then, with a view to introducing exchange in the area of entrepreneurship, Mr. Takafumi Yamamoto, President and Representative Director of Todai TLO, was invited to give a plenary lecture on university-industry collaborations in Japan.
The main scientific sessions covered fields as diverse as architecture, particle physics, chemistry, pharmaceutical processes, and information science and technology. Thus, participants had the opportunity not only to hear about new research in their own fields, but also to listen to lectures in other, seemingly unrelated fields, which led to new ideas and insights. A poster session provided the chance to ask questions and discuss ideas in more detail, strengthening the interaction between the two universities. The students in particular considered the variety of research fields covered by the symposium to be a new and exciting opportunity to gain a different perspective on their work.
Group  photo

Group photo

Presentation by Ms. Rafaela Gsponer

Presentation by Ms. Rafaela Gsponer

Poster session

Poster session

Program

Program

Participant Voices

Second-year Master's student, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, and International Center for Elementary Particle Physics
“The symposium was a very worthwhile experience. I learnt about research in fields outside of my own specialization, such as chemistry and art, and through this gained new insights. In addition, discussions with students and researchers from ETH Zürich strengthened the interaction between us.”
Second-year Master's student, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, and International Center for Elementary Particle Physics
“This symposium was a good opportunity to learn about research from fields completely different from my own. At the poster session in particular, I could ask more about the content that interested me, and understand it better.”
Second-year Master's student, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, and International Center for Elementary Particle Physics
“As a Master's student, I learned a huge amount from being given the chance to present at a symposium attended by researchers from fields ranging from architecture to chemistry.”
Second-year Master's student, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, and International Center for Elementary Particle Physics
“It was a new experience to take part in an interdisciplinary symposium that gave me the chance to learn about research results from a wide range of fields.”
First-year Master's student, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science
“The symposium gave me the chance to meet some of the people I got to know in Switzerland for a second time and to continue our research exchange. I also learned about research that I did not know about before now, both in my own and other fields.”
First-year Master's student, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, and International Center for Elementary Particle Physics
“For me, the most memorable part of the symposium was discussing research on the electric dipole moment of neutrons with students from Switzerland at the poster session. I not only got a better understanding of the physics behind their research, but also talked in detail about the magnetic field control required for measurements, which was a very stimulating experience.”
Fourth-year Bachelor's student, Department of Chemical System Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
“There were many different themes in the symposium, and each was very interesting. The session on physical chemistry was especially impressive, since it deepened my understanding of the subject. Also, the opportunity to exchange research and knowledge was valuable and exciting for me. I would like to participate in the symposium again next time.”

2018

October 5-6
Prof. Toshinori Mori of the International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (UTokyo) organized an international seminar on the JSPS Core-to-Core Program “Global Developments of Researches in Lepton Flavor Physics with Muons” in Switzerland.
June
Associate Prof. Yusuke Obuchi and 10 Master's students from the Department of Architecture (School of Engineering, UTokyo) visited the Swiss Institute (Istituto Svizzero) in Rome. There, they participated in a review of digital fabrication research carried out by the group of Profs. Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler in the Department of Architecture (ETH Zürich), toured the final work, and exchanged ideas.
Research  review meeting at the Istituto Svizzero

Research review meeting at the Istituto Svizzero

June 6-8
Prof. Toshinori Mori of the International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (UTokyo) organized an international seminar on the JSPS Core-to-Core Program “Global Developments of Researches in Lepton Flavor Physics with Muons” at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).
April 5-6
An international seminar on international collaborative research being carried out at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), as well as other related research, was held at UTokyo. To coincide with the start of the JSPS Core-to-Core Program “Global Developments of Researches in Lepton Flavor Physics with Muons,” the participants held in-depth discussions on the current state of the field and their expectations for future experimental research. A total of 35 participants attended the seminar, including seven Master's students from the Department of Physics (School of Science, UTokyo) and one graduate student from ETH Zürich, who reported their results from last year's summer school program. Several researchers from related fields also joined the discussions about developments in student education, which focused on the results and future plans for the summer school program.
International seminar on collaborative research at PSI

International seminar on collaborative research at PSI

Note: The JSPS Core-to-Core Program led by Prof. Toshinori Mori of the International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP, UTokyo) is a collaboration among ICEPP, PSI, and the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, INFN) in Pisa, Italy. It focuses on research and student exchange.
March 22
The Department of Architecture (School of Engineering, UTokyo) invited guest speakers from ETH Zürich to a talk session on architecture and digital technology. The purpose of the talk session was to review the pavilion project that Associate Prof. Yusuke Obuchi's research group has been working on for the last 5 years by drawing comparisons with similar examples from other universities, including ETH Zürich.
February 14
Prof. Didier Sornette of the Chair of Entrepreneurial Risks (Department of Management, Technology and Economics, ETH Zürich) visited the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (UTokyo) for a timely workshop titled “Virtual Currencies and Privacy towards Frontier ICT Education.” The workshop was supported by the Strategic Partnership Project and held in connection with the Graduate Program for Social ICT Global Creative Leaders, which is managed by the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology under the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Program for Leading Graduate Schools.
January 16
The “2nd ETH Zürich-The University of Tokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium on Science, Design, Manufacturing, and Innovation” was held at the Hönggerberg campus of ETH Zürich, with a total of 61 participants: 30 from ETH Zürich (10 professors, 17 researchers and students, and 3 staff members), 30 from UTokyo (9 faculty members, 5 researchers, 15 students, and 1 university research administrator (URA)), and 1 researcher from the Swiss pharmaceutical industry F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd. The opportunity for researchers at both institutions to interact with those working in different fields led to many new connections being made and old ones being strengthened.
The symposium began with opening remarks by Prof. Jeffrey Bode (Department of Chemistry, ETH Zürich) and Prof. Hiroaki Suga (Department of Chemistry, UTokyo), who both highlighted the benefits of the strategic partnership between the two universities. Then, plenary lectures by Prof. Suga, who presented the ribosomal synthesis of unnatural peptides, and Prof. Didier Sornette (Department of Management, Technology and Economics, ETH Zürich), who discussed economic growth in modern societies, brought together researchers from diverse fields and prompted several interesting questions from the audience.
The remaining oral presentations were divided into parallel sessions representing the varied research fields of the participants. Notably, presentations in the combined social ICT (information and communications technology)/architecture/digital fabrication session generated lively discussions, despite the different backgrounds of the participants, and the system engineering session included a presentation on the importance of collaborations between industry and academia from Dr. Rainer Schmidt (F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd.). The symposium ended with a poster session, with 33 posters presented mainly by students and young researchers.

Participant Voices

Department of Chemical System Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
“The symposium gave me a great opportunity to connect my students in Tokyo with our research partners in Switzerland through open discussions and social events. I also enjoyed meeting with my former/future exchange students at ETH who stayed/will stay in my laboratory. Such an event like this symposium is very important for sustaining the relationship between the two universities.”
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science
“This year I took part in the ETH Zürich-The University of Tokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium for the first time. I was very happy to have the chance to visit ETH Zürich, Switzerland's top university, and present a poster at the symposium.
The symposium covered not only scientific fields such as chemistry and biology, but also recent research in many other areas, even touching on economics and statistics. It was a great opportunity to be able to expand my knowledge beyond the research covered by the conferences I usually attend. Furthermore, many of the professors from ETH Zürich came to see my poster. We had some lively discussions and they gave me very useful advice on my research. After the poster session we visited the Arch_Tec_Lab, where we got to experience the state-of-the-art in the design field.
Overall, it was a fascinating day filled with new experiences, and I'd like to thank everyone who gave me this opportunity. I look forward to taking part again when UTokyo hosts the symposium next year and hope that I will be able to assist the visitors to Japan.”
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science
“As soon as I came out of the subway, I was moved by the beautiful historical streets and houses in Zürich. The trams running across the bridge over the Limmat River, the car lights, and the illuminated clock tower and other buildings in the old town were wonderful.
At the symposium, it was very interesting to listen to lectures from a wide variety of fields. It was a new experience for me to attend such a small symposium (with participants from only two universities) and to interact with researchers from fields that I know absolutely nothing about. For example, at the conference dinner in the evening, I had the chance to talk to some international students studying architecture at UTokyo. This made me realize that international exchange is happening in every research field and how important this exchange is for inspiring and motivating researchers.
While we were at ETH Zürich, a Japanese researcher based there was kind enough to show us around the chemistry labs. It was interesting to see the similarities and differences between the labs at ETH Zürich and those at UTokyo for myself.
Thank you for this valuable and interesting opportunity.”
Third-year doctoral student, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, and International Center for Elementary Particle Physics
“The joint symposium with ETH Zürich was very interesting, with presentations covering many different research fields. Some parts of the talks by researchers in other fields were difficult to understand, but they started with simple explanations, so I enjoyed listening to them. I could see that, no matter what the field, UTokyo researchers are actively working together with researchers at ETH Zürich, and this gave me the motivation to more actively pursue collaborative research myself.
For me personally, the poster session was particularly worthwhile. It not only gave us students the chance to deepen our understanding of each other's research, but also provided a rare opportunity to talk to students from ETH Zürich about their daily lives and to get to know them better. It was also easy to ask questions about research in other fields at the poster session, and the presenters' thoughtful explanations of their research, starting with the basics, left a strong impression on me.
The symposium had a different atmosphere to that of a conference or meeting, and I am glad to have been given the chance to take part in this interesting event.”
Third-year doctoral student, Department of Chemical System Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
“In this year's symposium in Zürich I had the great opportunity to attend several presentations regarding some future applications of computational tools in multidisciplinary research. Such an exchange allowed me to open my horizons and validate my research direction. Also, I had the chance to discuss my research with experts in my field and other academics. The symposium enabled me to carry on the connection between my “alma mater” (ETH Zürich) and my current university.”
First-year doctoral student, Department of Chemical System Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
“The symposium gave me a good opportunity to get in touch with students and researchers from other fields from both UTokyo and ETH Zürich. One could join interesting talks in the morning and afternoon sessions, and lively discussions during the poster presentations. The social events were also a great way to exchange knowledge and experience. Therefore, I am looking forward to the next symposium.”
First-year doctoral student, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science
“This was the first time I had taken part in a symposium outside of Japan. I was worried at first, but the symposium gave me the chance to talk to students and professors from ETH Zürich and listen to lectures on all kinds of topics outside of my own research field, so in all it was an extremely thought-provoking meeting. I hope that we will continue to hold symposia like this, and that many students from both universities will be able to use them as a place for active discussion and exchange between the universities and among different research areas.”
Second-year Master's student, Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering
“Besides the opportunity to present and explain the project we have been working on for almost a year to academics and professionals in several fields, it was a great experience to be able to see and hear from others about what they are doing, be it at UTokyo or ETH Zürich. This was especially so when the work was not in our area of expertise, as this allowed us to expand our knowledge a little. Also, it was a great experience to be able to see the ETH Zürich campus, and this was more special since we, as architecture students, were able to visit the architectural building and see all the technology in robotics they have invested in there. Thanks to this, we were able to later present and talk to the students from the Department of Architecture about our achievements and what they are doing as well. In all, it was a rich and positive experience that allowed us to exchange knowledge and meet experts in several areas.”
First-year Master's student, Department of Chemical System Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
“In the symposium, I had the opportunity to interact with ETH students. Through discussion with them, I was able to obtain a future plan for my research. The symposium gave me more motivation for my research.”
Fourth-year Bachelor's student, Department of Chemical System Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
“I had an invaluable experience at the symposium. It was interesting to see the environment in which ETH students study, and discuss with ETH students about my own research. Through participating in this symposium, I gained great motivation to proceed in my research.”
Plenary lecture  by Prof. Suga

Plenary lecture by Prof. Suga

Poster  session

Poster session

After the symposium Dr. Russell Loveridge, Managing Director of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication (ETH Zürich), led a guided tour of the Arch_Tec_Lab, which was constructed through interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers at ETH Zürich using new digital fabrication technologies.
Robotic  Fabrication Laboratory in the Arch_Tec_Lab

Robotic Fabrication Laboratory in the Arch_Tec_Lab

2017

November 15-16
Prof. Kimito Funatsu's research group in the Department of Chemical System Engineering (School of Engineering, UTokyo) organized the 5th Autumn School on Chemoinformatics, an international symposium held at the Nara Kasugano International Forum. Prof. Gisbert Schneider, a leading expert in the chemoinformatics field from the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich), was invited to give a lecture on drug discovery at the symposium.
Prof. Schneider  being made a Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering in 2015

Prof. Schneider being made a Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering in 2015

March 28-29
An international seminar on the collaborative research into muon decay being carried out at the ETH Domain's Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), as well as other related research, was held at UTokyo. The participants, who included six graduate students from UTokyo and three from ETH Zürich, presented a report on the PSI summer program held in August 2016 and held discussions about future plans and developments in education.
January 19-20
The “ETH Zürich-The University of Tokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium on Science, Design, Manufacturing, and Information” was held at UTokyo. Researchers from both universities exchanged their opinions on the similarities and differences between their extremely diverse subject areas, which ranged from particle physics to architecture, and discussed the potential for interdisciplinary research.
After the opening address by UTokyo's Prof. Masashi Haneda, Executive Vice President responsible for International Affairs, Prof. Naoto Sekimura, Deputy Director of the Division of International Affairs, gave a speech on the strategic partnership initiative. Then, faculty members and graduate students from ETH Zürich and UTokyo presented and discussed their research in eight sessions, which included a poster session. The topics straddled particle physics, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, information science and technology, drug design, pharmaceutical processing, and architectural design.
The symposium was well attended by over 150 participants. Oral presentations were given by six professors, four researchers, and five graduate students from ETH Zürich and a total of 10 professors and graduate students from UTokyo, and there were 25 poster presentations. Researchers from the Swiss company F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd. and two Japanese companies also gave oral presentations.
During the seven oral sessions, participants from both universities presented their respective research findings, and also exchanged information about the effects of the strategic partnership initiative. This led to fruitful discussions during the Q&A sessions that followed each presentation and the poster session held in the evening of the first day.
In concluding the symposium, Prof. Kaoru Yamanouchi, head of the executive committee, summarized the discussions and expressed his hope for a continued partnership with ETH Zürich.
ETH Zürich:
https://www.ethz.ch/en/the-eth-zurich/global/eth-global-news-events/2017/02/more-than-just-bows-and-business-cards.html
At the symposium

At the symposium

Symposium poster

Symposium poster

Before the symposium, on January 17, Prof. Matthias Kohler of the Department of Architecture (ETH Zürich) and Dr. Russel Loveridge of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication visited Associate Prof. Yusuke Obuchi's laboratory in the Department of Architecture (School of Engineering, UTokyo). Afterwards, they held a reception, to which they also invited Dr. Matthias Frey and Ms. Kyoko Suzuki, Head and Deputy Head, respectively, of the Science and Technology Office at the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan, and Prof. Kaoru Yamanouchi of the School of Science (UTokyo).
Prof. Kohler's group also visited two of Japan's leading general contractors and one heavy industry company before the symposium.
Science and Technology Office Tokyo, Embassy of Switzerland in Japan:
http://www.stofficetokyo.ch/nccrdfab/

2016

November 9-10
Prof. Jörn Piel of the Department of Biology (ETH Zürich) was invited to UTokyo along with seven postdoctoral researchers and four doctoral students for the “ETHZ-UTokyo Joint Symposium of Frontier Chemistry”, which was organized by Prof. Hiroaki Suga of the Department of Chemistry (School of Science). Prof. Takeaki Ozawa of the Department of Chemistry, and researchers of all levels, from associate professors to doctoral students, took turns in presenting their work in interdisciplinary research fields. The symposium attracted almost 100 participants, including many researchers and students from UTokyo. A postdoctoral researcher from ETH Zürich who now works at the School of Science also took part in the event. The symposium generated lively discussions on a wide variety of fields, ranging from physical chemistry to chemical biology.
The reception, held on the evening of the 9th, was attended by two representatives from the Embassy of Switzerland, including the head of the Science and Technology Office, and provided participants with further opportunities for international networking.
Science and Technology Office Tokyo, Embassy of Switzerland in Japan:
https://www.stofficetokyo.ch/joint-eth-zurich-tokyo-university-workshop/
At the symposium

At the symposium

Symposium poster

Symposium poster

October 16-20
“Physics of Fundamental Symmetries and Interactions” (PSI2016), an international workshop on particle physics, was held at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) of the ETH Domain. Eight students from UTokyo and six from ETH Zürich participated in the event. In addition to oral and poster presentations, the participants held lively discussions with researchers working in related fields. A report on the summer program held in August was also presented.
PSI2016

PSI2016

End of March
An international seminar on the collaborative research into muon decay being carried out at the ETH Domain's Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), as well as other related research, was held at UTokyo, with six participants from UTokyo and three from ETH Zürich. A report on last year's summer program was also presented.

2015

December 5
Associate Prof. Yusuke Obuchi of the Department of Architecture (School of Engineering, UTokyo) organized a symposium on the production of a pavilion that was achieved through industry-academia collaborations involving Associate Prof. Jun Sato's group in the Department of Architecture, Prof. Takeo Igarashi's group in the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, and Takenaka Corporation. Prof. Matthias Kohler of the Architecture and Digital Fabrication group (Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich) was invited as the keynote speaker.
Symposium poster

Symposium poster

November 12
Prof. Kaoru Yamanouchi, Vice Dean of the School of Science (UTokyo), and Ms. Mayuko Nakai of the Division of International Affairs attended a workshop on human resources systems for academic staff and researchers held at the Embassy of Switzerland. The workshop was also attended by Dr. Matthias Frey, Head of the Science and Technology Office of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan; Dr. Thomas Eichenberger, Head of Faculty Affairs at ETH Zürich; Mr. Boris Dongelmans, ETH representative in Japan; and Dr. Rahel Byland of ETH Global. They met and held discussions with representatives from other Japanese universities and organizations who also participated in the workshop.
Workshop at the embassy with Prof. Yamanouchi at center left

Workshop at the embassy with Prof. Yamanouchi at center left

February 19
Prof. Donald Hilvert, Head of the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (ETH Zürich), and Prof. Jeffrey Bode, Head of the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, visited the School of Science (UTokyo) where they gave talks at the kick-off symposium.
Prof. Hilvert giving a lecture

Prof. Hilvert giving a lecture

Prof. Bode giving a lecture

Prof. Bode giving a lecture