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JSPS Has Launched Alumni Follw-up Activities

Over the first two decades of JSPS’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers Program, more than 7,500 researchers from all over the world have come to Japan under its auspices. After completing their up-to-two year tenure, some of these fellows return to their home countries, others remain in Japan, while still others go on to different countries in pursuit of their research activities.

Considering former fellows who have accrued experience in Japan under this JSPS postdoctoral program to be valuable assets in advancing research between Japan and its counterpart countries, JSPS has launched follow-up activities aimed at forming and maintaining a network between former JSPS fellows and JSPS itself as well as among the former JSPS fellows.

 

Activities of JSPS Alumni Associations

In Germany, the JSPS Club, established in 1995, advanced its agenda of activities carried out voluntarily by former JSPS fellows. The success of this Alumni Club in Germany has led the way to the other countries. JSPS alumni associations were established one after another in France(2003), the UK(2004), the US(2004), Sweden(2005), Egypt(2008), Eastern Africa(2008), Thailand(2010) and China(2010), in cooperation with JSPS Overseas Offices.

In addition to these alumni associations affiliated with JSPS’s overseas offices, former JSPS fellows in the countries without JSPS overseas offices have recently established the JSPS Alumni Association in India(2006), Korea(2008), Bangladesh(2009), Finland(2009), and the Philippines(2013).


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