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HOPE Meetings

About HOPE Meetings

To advance science and technology within the Asia-Pacific and Africa region, it will be necessary to foster talented young researchers having wide perspectives that transcend individual disciplines and lofty values derived from the region’s inherent cultures.

To foster such researchers, HOPE Meetings have been organized by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science since 2008. The title “HOPE” signifies the promise held for young scientists and optimism for a bright science and technology future in the Asia-Pacific and Africa region.

HOPE Meetings give opportunities for excellent doctoral students and young researchers selected from countries/areas in the region to engage in interdisciplinary discussions with Nobel laureates and other distinguished scientists. Their programs include dialogue with distinguished scientists pioneering the frontiers of knowledge; exchanges among the participants themselves, who live under the same roof for one week; and cultural lectures and activities.

12th HOPE Meeting Flyer

12th HOPE Meeting Flyer

11th HOPE Meeting report

11th HOPE Meeting report

10th HOPE Meeting Report

10th HOPE Meeting Report

9th HOPE Meeting Report

9th HOPE Meeting Report


Lectures of the past HOPE Meetings are on YouTube:


Those who wish to participate in the 12th HOPE Meeting,
please contact Overseas Cooperating Institutions.
*Foreign applicants affiliated to Japanese Institutions can
apply the domestic (in Japan) recruitment. Click here.

We have stopped accepting domestic applications for the 12th HOPE Meeting according to the deadline (8 August, 2019).

What's New

June 12, 2019
11th HOPE Meeting report was posted.
June 3, 2019
Domestic Call for Applications for the 12th HOPE Meeting was posted.
June 3, 2019
Outline and Organizing Committee for the 12th HOPE Meeting were posted.
April 26, 2019
Overview of the 11th HOPE Meeting was posted.
February 7, 2019
Outline, Lecturers, Program and Organizing Committee / Moderators for the 11th HOPE Meeting were posted and updated.

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