International Policy Planning Division,
International Program Department
Japan Society for the
Promotion of Science (JSPS)

5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

Global Research Council (GRC) African Summit

Global Symposium on Scientific Breakthroughs

JSPS will be hosting a “Global Symposium on Scientific Breakthroughs,” to be held as a side event of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council (GRC) in Tokyo this May. The GRC is a high-level forum that assembles the heads of leading research-promotion agencies from around the world to discuss issues and initiatives related to commonly encountered issues. Open to the public, the tandem symposium will address one of the GRC meeting’s themes: Research Funding for Scientific Breakthrough.

This symposium will address policy issues such as approaches to supporting the kind of basic research that leads to scientific breakthroughs and measures to advance global research networking through presentations and panel discussions by representatives of world-leading research funding agencies, Nobel laureates and policymakers in Science and Technology.

Date: May 26 (Tue), 2015, 9:30 – 15:00
Venue: Hotel Okura Tokyo South Wing, B2F, Ascot Hall II,
2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
Organizer: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Co-sponsorers: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Language: English with simultaneous Japanese interpretation
Capacity: 400 people max.
Participants: All interested people are welcome to attend. (Admission free)
Registration: Please register via the below website (Registration form opens from March 26: first-come-first-served basis).
Register here▶

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