President Gonokami and Vice-Chancellor Widding
President Gonokami and Vice-Chancellor Söderbergh Widding

A strategic partnership project with University of Tokyo, Stockholm University, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Karolinska Institutet on interdisciplinary and cross-departmental research/educational activities was discussed at the meeting with at the University of Tokyo President Gonokami and Executive Vice President Haneda on 22 February.

Joint workshops and deepening of cooperation

“University of Tokyo, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet and KTH will in September jointly organize a workshop in Stockholm on the theme of "Ageing Well". We aim at deepening the cooperation between our four universities, which will include an annual workshop - hopefully next year in Tokyo, the year of the celebration of 150 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Sweden”, Stockholm University Vice-Chancellor writes in her blog.

Stockholm University delegation

The Stockholm University delegation included Vice-Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Karlhede, Professor Gia Destouni, Professor Håkan Fischer and Professor Christina Nygren and Head of International Affairs Maria Wikse.

Ambassador Magnus Robach, Vice Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Karlhede and Head of International Affairs Maria Wikse
Ambassador Magnus Robach, Vice Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Karlhede and Head of International Affairs Maria Wikse
 

Visiting institutions

A group from the delegation also met with the Swedish the Ambassador Magnus Robach and on Friday 24 February, Vice-Chancellor Astrid Söderbergh Widding and others participated in a tour of the Kashiwa Campus and visited the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI) and the Institute of Gerontology (IOG), for discussion about future collaborations and a visit of their facilities and project works.

University of Tokyo reports about the visit.