Symposium on Research Collaboration

  • Rapid diagnosis improves prevention and control of STDs

    Identification of sexually transmitted viral infections such as those caused by HIV should be prioritized according to the difficulty of their treatment and the burden on health, says Keio University researcher

  • Impacts of changes in land use on bodies of water

    The expansion of sugarcane and soybean cultivation and the replacement of forests by pastureland affect the chemical composition and biodiversity of rivers and lakes, notes USP professor

  • Japan-Brazil Symposium stimulates research partnerships

    Presentations on research projects underway in the two countries, exchanges of scientists and support opportunities offered by the organizers are highlights of the event held by FAPESP and JSPS in Tokyo

  • Nikkeis are becoming less appealing to Japan

    There’s been renewed activity in recent years in the Japanese government’s relationship to dekasseguis, Japanese descendants who settled in Japan in large numbers beginning in 1990, claims Masashi University researcher

  • Safer vessels, pipelines and platforms

    The Shuji Aihara Group, at the University of Tokyo, works with Brazilian scientists to develop structures that are safer for the shipment of oil and gas, and in the future, hydrogen and CO2

  • Japan-Brazil Symposium on Research Collaboration

    FAPESP is a public taxpayer-funded foundation that has the mission of supporting research in all fields of knowledge within the State of São Paulo, Brazil. FAPESP is aware that the very best research may be delivered by working with the best researchers internationally. Therefore, it has established partnerships with funding agencies, companies, higher education and research organizations in other countries and has been encouraging scientists funded by its grants to further develop their international collaboration.

    As part of these efforts and also in the context of the celebrations of its Golden Jubilee, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) organized seminars and exhibitions in Washington, Morgantown and Cambridge, in United States, Toronto, Canada and Salamanca and Madrid, in Spain. In 2013, symposiums will be held in Japan, China, Europe, and United States.

    In Japan, the Japan-Brazil Symposium on Research Collaboration is being held in collaboration with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), an independent administrative institution, established by way of a national law for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science in all fields of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. JSPS plays a pivotal role in the administration of a wide spectrum of Japan's scientific and academic programs. While working within the broad framework of government policies established to promote scientific advancement, JSPS carries out its programs in a manner flexible to the needs of the participating scientists. JSPS was founded in 1932 as a non-profit foundation through an endowment granted by Emperor Showa. JSPS became a quasi-governmental organization in 1967 under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (Monbusho), and since 2001 under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho).

    This event aims at strengthening the links between Brazilian and Japanese investigators with the objective of promoting better research to benefit the population of both countries. As part of the event, an exhibit called Brazilian Nature about the Brazilian biodiversity will be inaugurated on March 14 at the Brazilian Embassy in Tokyo.

December 10 to 14, 2012: Salamanca and Madrid

October 17, 2012: Toronto, Canada
October 22, 2012: Cambridge/MIT, USA
October 23, 2012: Washington, USA
October 24, 2012: Morgantown, USA

October 24 - 26, 2011
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Washington, DC

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