MIRAI project is launched, photo: Maria Johansson
Participants from all seven Swedish and eight Japanese universities at the first Mirai seminar in Lund. Photo: Maria Johansson

MIRAI is specifically directed at researchers at an early stage of their career, to lead future joint activities between universities in the two countries. The topic and focus of the project are within the broader context of Ageing, Materials Science and Sustainability. Both Sweden and Japan have a long tradition of innovation and are heavily investing in large-scale facilities to be at the forefront of science and research (e.g. MAX IV, ESS, SciLifeLab, J-PARC, NIMS, AIST, KEK, Spring-8).

Seminars in Lund, Tokyo and Gothenburg

The first MIRAI Seminar was held at Lund University in October 2017. Scientific Sessions in Ageing, Materials Science and Sustainability were organized.

President of Stockholm University Astrid Söderbergh Widding visited Tokyo.
President of Stockholm University Astrid Söderbergh Widding visited Tokyo.

The second MIRAI seminar was held in Tokyo in October 2018 when 18 researchers from Stockholm University participated. President of Stockholm University Astrid Söderbergh Widding also participated in the seminar program. Parallel workshops were held at the participating universities in Tokyo: University of Tokyo, Waseda University and Sophia University.

During 2018, two workshops were also organized in Gothenburg. The first on sustainability at the University of Gothenburg and the other on aging at Chalmers. Kyushu University in Japan hosted a workshop on materials science.
 
Stockholm University and Uppsala University share the hosting of the third MIRAI seminar held in November 2019.

 

More information

Contact at Stockholm University:
Elisabet Idermark
Research Support Office
elisabet.idermark@su.se

MIRAI website: www.mirai.nu

Below are a number of pictures from the workshops and seminars within Mirai that Stockholm University researchers participated in 2018, both in Japan and in Sweden.

Professor Gia Destouni from Stockholm University (second from right) took part in a sustainability workshop at the seminar in Lund.
Professor Gia Destouni from Stockholm University (second from right) took part in a sustainability workshop at the seminar in Lund.

 

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