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Launch of the new JFAST laboratory

3rd call for the CNRS-University of Tokyo PhD Joint Program (Japan)

The third call for proposals of the CNRS-University of Tokyo PhD Joint Program is now open!

This program aims to fund joint research projects between French and Japanese researchers for 3 years and includes funding for PhD students. Up to 5 projects will be selected.

This call is open to, but not limited to, research projects in the following focus areas:

  • Social Science
  • Data-driven interdisciplinary challenges in Earth observation & environment
  • AI for Science, Science for AI
  • Energy transition

The focus areas will also include projects in collaboration with CNRS-UTokyo International Research Laboratories (LIMMS, JFLI, ILANCE, DYNACOM and FJLMI).

Deadline: 12 January 2024

Read the call guidelines (pdf)


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JSPS-CNRS calls are open! (Japan)

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) offers Standard Program scholarships for young researchers wishing to carry out a research internship in a Japanese laboratory.
  • Standard: up to 2 years (deadline: 6 November 2023)
  • Short-Term: up to 1 year (deadline: 8 November 2023)
  • Summer: 2 months (deadline: 12 December 2023)

Read all the information on CNRS International website

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Celebrating 30 years of collaboration with NSTC (Taiwan)

On September 18th 2023, more than 50 French and Taiwanese researchers could highlight their joint work, in the presence of CNRS CEO and Chaiman Antoine Petit and National Science and Technology Council Vice-Minister Chern Yi-Juang. The two institutions also renewed their bilateral MoU.
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CNRS-UTokyo 2nd International Research Center meeting (Japan)

CNRS and The University of Tokyo held their second strategic meeting (International Research Center/IRC) on October 3rd 2023!
On this occasion, a new international research laboratory in the field of mathematics was created in the presence of Antoine Petit (CNRS) and Teruo Fujii (UTokyo).
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A new French-Japanese laboratory for particle physics (Japan)

The CNRS is joining forces with the KEK laboratory in Japan to create a new, cutting-edge international laboratory for particle physics. Its physicists will search for processes beyond the Standard Model, which is the current framework for describing the infinitely small. It is the CNRS’s 10th international laboratory in Japan.

More details in the press release

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1st Symposium of European Researchers in Japan

Sciencescope – the Association for French-speaking students and researchers in JapanAce Japón – Asociación de Científicos Españoles en Japón, the Association of Italian Researchers in Japan (AIRJ), and the German JSPS Alumni Association, are pleased to invite you to a European Research Day organized with the support of the Diplomatic Service of the European Union. The event will take place at Europea House in Tokyo on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program and registration

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International Conference on the Physics of the Two Infinites (Japan)

International Research Laboratory ILANCE between CNRS Institute of Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics and The University of Tokyo organizes a conference on the physics of the two infinites next spring on 27-30 March 2023 in Kyoto, Japan.

 Registration and details

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Scientific photo contest "Yugen Hidden Beauty of Science" 3rd edition (Japan)

The French-Japanese Scientific Photo Contest “Yugen Hidden Beauty of Science” organized by the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France to Japan is now holding its 3rd edition!

The aim of this contest is to showcase French-Japanese scientific cooperation by presenting images from research or R&D projects involving French and Japanese researchers or engineers (including students).

Vote for your favorite image until late September!

Details on the contest website

🗣️Colloque à la #MFJ les 3 et 4 juin : Métropoles et méga-événements. Aménager les villes
par l’événementiel. #Tokyo2020 #Paris2024 #Osaka2025
🎙️Traduction simultanée

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Now started the 3-day Annual Joint Meeting of the 🇫🇷🇰🇷&🇫🇷🇯🇵 Particle Physics Networks in 🇰🇷Daejeon kindly hosted by #KISTI : a lot of fruitful and friendly discussions among researchers
@CNRS_IN2P3 @CEAIrfu @FranceenCoree @kek_jp @IBS_media #KISTI @yonsei_u
and many more…


Today supportive appreciation from the Steering Committee of 🇫🇷🇯🇵Joint Robotics Lab (JRL) International Research Lab @AIST_EN @CNRSingenierie in Tsukuba by experts from @UofTsukuba @UTokyo_News_en @chuouniv_news @irisa_lab #ISM @labo_ls2n @CNRS @Inria also @SST_Japon @cnrs_tokyo


Le GIS Asie lance la 5e édition du Prix de thèse 2024 pour les travaux sur l'Asie soutenus entre le 1er janvier 2022 et le 31 janvier 2024. Trois prix de 3 000 € chacun seront décernés. Pour plus d'informations

Eva Goichon, PhD student of @UPJV_Univ at #JRL presented today about camera models conversion for robot Localization and environment Mapping with color-depth camera and other visual perception applications.
Great first experience for her!

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