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).

Fernando Jaramillo, Dept. of Natural Geography at Stockholm University, presented his research in the sustainability workshop.
Fernando Jaramillo, Dept. of Natural Geography at Stockholm University, presented his research in the sustainability workshop.

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

Workshops on ageing, materials sciences and sustainability

The following workshops are planned:

  • Ageing, 14-15 June 2018, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Materials Sciences, 14-16 May 2018, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Sustainability, 7-8 June 2018, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 9-12 October 2018, the next major Seminar will take place in Tokyo, Japan.
Zahra Kalantari, Dept of Natural Geography at Stockholm University, in group discussions with Japanese colleagues.
Zahra Kalantari, Dept of Natural Geography at Stockholm University, in group discussions with Japanese colleagues.

Throughout 2018, the 150th anniversary of Swedish-Japanese relations will also be celebrated.

More information

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

MIRAI website: www.mirai.nu

 

 

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.