Reminder: Diversity in Science (Tokyo, Oct 19, 18:00 JST)

This is a friendly reminder of our upcoming event on “Diversity in Science”, followed by a networking reception at the German Culture Center in Tokyo. We still have a few seats left on-site – if you have not registered yet, don`t miss your chance to book a seat and meet renown experts from Japan and Germany! The deadline for on-site registration is October 15.

A keynote by Prof. Dr. Kaori Hayashi (Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo) titled “Our Challenge, My Work: Turning UTokyo into a ‘Global‘ University” will be followed by a panel discussion: Herlinde Koelbl (German Photographer & Artist), Prof. Dr. Yuko Harayama (RIKEN), Dr. Nami Sakai (RIKEN), Axel Karpenstein (DAAD Tokyo) and Prof. Dr. Kaori Hayashi will discuss how Japanese universities can support women, early career researchers and international students to create a more diverse environment for science in Japan. The discussion will be chaired by Dr. Nora Kottmann (German Institute for Japanese Studies). After the panel discussion, there will be a networking reception with drinks and buffet in the lobby of the German Culture Center. All participants are also cordially invited to the exhibition “Fascination of Science”, taking place at the German Culture Center at the same time.

Participation is free of charge, registration is necessary until October 15.

Details and Registration

Exhibition “Fascination of Science” (Tokyo, Oct 18-23, 10:00-17:00)Who are the people behind the greatest discoveries of our time? And how would they summarise the essence of their research – in a sketch, formula, or a few words on the palm of their hand?

From October 18-23, the photo exhibition “Fascination of Science” by the renowned German photographer Herlinde Koelbl will be shown in Japan for the first time. It features portraits of 38 Nobel Prize Laureates and famous scientists from Japan and abroad.

Admission to the exhibition is free, registration is not required. The exhibition is open daily from 10:00-18:00 at the German Culture Centre / OAG House (7-5-56, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052). Information is available in Japanese, English and German.Details
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