Ole Petter Ottersen, Karolinska Institutet, Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Stockholm University, Masashi Haneda, The University of Tokyo and Sigbritt Karlsson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).
Ole Petter Ottersen, Karolinska Institutet, Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Stockholm University, Masashi Haneda, The University of Tokyo and Sigbritt Karlsson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).

 

In 2014, University of Tokyo adopted a strategy to establish strategic partnerships with leading academic institutes around the world. Such priority partners include Berkeley, MIT and Cambridge – and Stockholm University, Karolinska Institutet and the Royal Institute of Technology, which it sees as a composite partner.
The collaboration will centre on research and education under the watchwords excellence, interdisciplinarity and social relevance. Besides exchanges of researchers and students, the universities will also share programs on faculty development.

The agreement was signed during a ceremony at Scheffler Palace (Spökslottet). The first workshop within the collaboration, “Active ageing”, was arranged on 21 September in Karolinska Institutet’s Nobel Forum. Queen Silvia opened the workshop with a speech in which she said that questions of ageing and how society resolves them are important to both Sweden and Japan.