Connecting Swedish and Japanese universities through research, education and innovation.

Welcome to Mirai

This project is an extension of the initiatives launched at the University Presidents’ Summit in Tokyo October 2015, to strengthen academic collaboration between Sweden and Japan.

The project 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 will be within the broader contexts of, sustainability, materials science, and ageing. Both countries 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).

Both countries find that junior researchers are important for making the most of their large-scale research facilities, among other things. Expanding and strengthening Swedish academic collaborations with Japan – one of the most developed research countries in the world – would pave the way for establishing a platform that will benefit academic researchers, particularly junior researchers, in a globalised society in both Sweden and Japan.