12th Japanese-German Frontiers of Science Symposium 2015
October 1 – 4, 2015
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science collaborate to organize the Japanese-German Frontiers of Sciences Symposia. Each symposium brings together approximately 60 outstanding young scientists and scholars (under the age of 45), half from Japan and half from Germany. The participants represent various fields of research, natural sciences as well as social sciences. The symposia take place in Germany and in Japan alternately. Funding on the German side is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The 12th Japanese-German Frontiers of Sciences Symposium will be held in Kyoto, Japan from 1 - 4 October 2015.
During the 3-day symposium, 18 Japanese and German scholars and scientists present their current research to the scientifically diverse audience. From the perspective of the larger contexts of their and others' fields of research, the presenters explain the significance of their research and illustrate research at the cutting edge of different disciplines. The symposia are intended to encourage discussions across disciplines and explore new avenues for an exchange of knowledge between the Japanese and German participants.
Participants are selected from a pool of outstanding young scientists and scholars who have already made significant contributions to sciences.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers all Japanese and German participants the special follow-up program "CONNECT" which allocates residence allowances for working visits in their partner country for up to 30 days to foster productive long-term Japanese-German interdisciplinary collaborations.