HOPE Meetings

Outline of the 11th HOPE Meeting

About HOPE Meetings

HOPE Meetings give opportunities to excellent graduate students selected from countries and areas in the Asia-Pacific and Africa region to engage in interdisciplinary discussions with Nobel Laureates and other distinguished scientists pioneering the frontiers to knowledge. It is hoped that the experience the students gain at the meeting will inspire and motivate them to become excellent scientists able to shoulder the future of science and technology in the region.


4 – 8 March, 2019
   ○Registration & Orientation: 3 March, 2019


Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (Okinawa, Japan)


Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)




The participants will comprise about 25 PhD students and young researchers from the institutions in Japan and 75 selected PhD students and young researchers from countries/areas of the Asia-Pacific and Africa regions; Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam


Aaron Ciechanover Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2004
Ada Yonath Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2009
Ben L. Feringa Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2016
Tim Hunt Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2001
[Invited Lecturer]
Gunnar Öquist Professor Emeritus, Umeå University
Former Permanent Secretary, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
[Invited Lecturer]
Peter Gruss   President/CEO,
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)

Application Process

Application Process

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