Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science Symposium

September 21 – 24, 2017
Bad Neuenahr, Germany

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and The National Academy of Sciences jointly organize the trilateral Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science to be held from September 21-24, 2017 in Bad Neuenahr, Germany. All three organizations have been organizing bilateral Japanese-German, German-American, and Japanese-American in the past.

The symposium will bring together 90 outstanding researchers (with up to 15 years of post-doc experience), 30 from Germany, 30 from Japan, and 30 from the United States for an exchange of ideas across the borders of various disciplines of natural sciences and social science.

During the 4-day symposium, 18 scientists will present their current research to the scientifically diverse audience. All presentations follow an interdisciplinary approach and illustrate research at the cutting-edge of other disciplines. Presenters point to the major challenges in their area of expertise and the limitations to progress at the frontiers of their respective fields. The symposium is intended to stimulate new discussions across disciplines, encourage the exchange of knowledge, and offer participants a start to a productive long-term cooperation with other young scientists in different fields. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will support such collaborations between German and U.S. American as well as between the German and Japanese participants with its special follow-up program CONNECT which allocates residence allowances for working visits in the partner country for up to 30 days.

Funding on the German side is provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Joachim Herz Stiftung.

Participation is by invitation only.


Anke Teubner
Program Coordinator
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office
Markgrafenstr. 37
10117 Berlin


This program is financed by the:

Frontiers of Research Symposia

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