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Going Global - New mobility opportunities for Students, Researchers and Institutions -

EU News 260/2014

5 June 2014

(With EN/JP simultaneous translations)
Date: Monday 23 June 2014
14:30 – 17:30
Delegation of the European Union to Japan (Europa House)
4-6-28 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047

In recent decades, international learning and research experience has become vital in planning and developing careers on all levels and areas, from students to researchers. The most brilliant careers often stem from periods spent abroad, complementing experience, skills and knowledge that could only be acquired in global settings. International masters, doctorates and/or post doctorates provide many valuable opportunities; they also bring fun and personal gain.

At this event, we have the great honour to welcome Mr Jan Truszczynski, Director-General of the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) from Brussels, responsible for the well-known EU exchange and mobility programmes such as ERASMUS+ and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, to speak about new opportunities for exchange of students and researchers. These EU programmes also provide universities the opportunity to engage in partnerships to establish joint degrees and mobility schemes. Amongst other high level speakers, Professor Anders Karlsson, Vice President for Global Academic Relations at Elsevier will provide statistics to illustrate the importance of international experience in establishing academic careers. There will also be testimonies from Erasmus Mundus scholars and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action research partners to share their first-hand experience in these programmes.

The seminar will be followed by a reception.
To register, please send your name, position, and affiliation to:

Programme (tentative):

14:30 Welcome address
- Ambassador Hans Dietmar Schweisgut, Delegation of the EU to Japan

14:35 – 14:50 "The Importance of Internationalisation"
- Mr Shigeharu Kato
Director-General for International Affairs,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
including Q&A (5 min)

14:50 – 15:20 “The Benefit and Need of International Experience in Academic Careers”
- Professor Anders Karlsson
Vice President for Global Academic Relations, Elsevier, Tokyo
including Q&A (10 min)

15:20 – 16:00 ERASMUS+ and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions"
- Mr Jan Truszczynski
Director General of DG EAC, European Commission, Brussels
including Q&A (10 min)

16:00 – 16:55
Testimonials: Erasmus Mundus
- Prof Hidetoshi Nakamura, Deputy Director, EUIJ Waseda
"Working with the EU, the university experience"
- Ms. Tomoe Nomura, Alumni of Erasmus Mundus
"The benefits of studying in Europe"

Testimonials: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
- Prof Kazuaki Kuroda, ICRR, The University of Tokyo
"Collaboration in an IRSES project"
- Dr Piero Carninci
Deputy Director of the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies
"The benefits of joining ITN programme"
including Q&A (15 min)

16:55 -17:25 "Support when going global with EU programmes"
Richard Kelner ERASMUS+
Toshiyasu Ichioka JEUPISTE and National Contact Point
Lee Woolgar EURAXESS
including Q&A (15 min)

17:25 Closing remarks

17:40 Reception

Updated 2014.06.18