Research cooperation with Japan
Research cooperation between Norway and Japan is based on a bilateral agreement on research and technology from 2003 involving extensive cooperation between universities and institutes in both countries within a wide range of sectors.
The agreement has facilitated cooperation on energy, new materials/nanotechnology and food safety. In addition, space and climate research, as well as research on the northern areas, have been introduced as potential areas for future cooperation. Please find the bilateral research and technology agreement under "Other websites".
Highly qualified Ph.D. students and younger researchers from Japan may apply for grants to conduct research in Norway under the Research Council’s YGGDRASIL mobility programme.
The Research Council, in conjunction with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), offers grants to Norwegian Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers who want to conduct research at Japanese research institutions. Japanese researchers may apply for funding for research stays in Norway through the same scheme.
CONCERT-Japan is an international ERA-NET initiative under the EU FP7. CONCERT-Japan is designed to coordinate, structure and enhance the science and technology cooperation between European countries and Japan.
The core project consortium consists of 13 partners including organizations from European countries and Japan. The Norwegian funding organization is The Research Council of Norway (RCN).
For more information, see CONCERT-Japan's website and newsletter.
A CONCERT-Japan Pilot Joint Call on Research and Innovation will be launched in September 2012. The joint call will cover two themes: ‘Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution’ and ‘Resilience against Disasters’.
Two Conference and Partnering Events will take place prior to the Joint Call.
Tokyo (Japan), 10-11 September 2012, focused on the theme of Resilience against DisastersMilan (Italy), 27-28 September 2012, focused on the theme of Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution