February 26, 2015
Venue: the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
On February 26th (Thursday) 2015, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Indian Department of Science and Technology organized the "India-Japan Science Seminar" at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D), with the support of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) The event offered a great opportunity to publicize Japanese science and technology, with more than 400 students participating.
The Nobel Laureate Dr. Ryoji Noyori of RIKEN was the keynote speaker. From JST, Dr. Shoichiro Tonomura, Executive Director, introduced JST’s roles and its R&D support. Other speakers included Professor Junji Kido from Yamagata University, Dr. Katsuhiro Ohmiya from AIST, Dr. Koichi Hasegawa from iCeMS, Kyoto University, Dr. Swandihin K. Behera from JAMSTEC, Dr. Sanjay Kapoor from Delhi University, Dr. S. Aravindan from IIT-D, Professor Devesh Kumar from IUAC, and Dr. Kailash Manda from the Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences; each of them gave speeches and made appeals for a stronger bilateral research collaboration between India and Japan.
In addition to the speeches, there was a booth set up to introduce Japanese universities with posters and brochures. Many students stopped by to collect materials.
JST considers India as one of its most important partner countries and will continue to further promote collaboration in future.