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Extension of the scientific cooperation between NII (National Institute of Informatics) and TU Wien

On the occasion of the extension Prof. Angelino, the acting Director of the Global Liaison Office, will present NII's liaison program on Dec. 3 at 3:30 p.m.

In 2009, the <link http: en _blank>National Institute of Informatics (NII) of Japan and TU Wien signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about research cooperation between the institutions, which should foster the pursuit of joint research activities, projects, and researcher exchange.

The NII, founded in 2000 and located in Tokyo close to the Imperial Garden, is the leading Japanese research institution on informatics, and has partnership agreements with many high class research institutions worldwide.

Professor Henri Angelino, the acting Director of the Global Liaison Office at NII, is visiting our university from December 3-4, in order to foster the collaboration and exchange, and to obtain input from our side. He will present the NII and its liaison program, in particular for the collaboration between NII and TU Wien, in a short presentation before the EPILOG talks.

The liaison program includes e.g. an International Internship Program, with grants for students (MSc, PhD) and postdocs for longer term stays in Japan.  Senior researchers and academic staff may visit for the NII International advanced lectures series on ICT, which are research seminars on a specific topic given by a "special lecturer". Students and staff of our university have already taken advantage of the program, but its usage should be increased and collaboration strengthened.
As a supplement, Thomas Rief will briefly present the <link http: _blank>Japan Austria Science Exchange Center (JASEC) at our university, which offers exchange programs for research and study also with other research institutions and universities in Japan.

Time & Venue:
15:30, Thursday, December 3, 2015
TU Wien, FH Hörsaal 6, 1040 Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10
Turm A (green), Level 2  

Further Information:

Prof. Thomas Eiter
Institute of Information Systems

DI Thomas Rief
Japan Austria Science Exchange Center