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February 17, 2020 Mini-Symposium “Energy Transitions in Japan and Germany – Policies, Perceptions, and Practices” Tokyo (Odaiba)

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The mini-symposium (flyer PDF) addresses societal questions and, in addition, explores technological approaches of energy transition in Japan and Germany. Invited speakers are renowned researchers from leading universities in Japan, and representatives of the Heidelberg Centre for the Environment (HCE) at Heidelberg University.
Organizer of the event is the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK) in cooperation with the German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) and with the cooperation of the Miraikan. The symposium is held in connection with the exhibition “energie.wenden (energy transitions)” at the Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. The event is supported by the German-Japanese Universities Alliance (HeKKSaGOn), and the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE).
For a tentative program (subject to change) please see here (PDF).

Confirmed speakers:

Session I:

Maximilian Jungmann (Heidelberg University) profile (PDF)

National and international drivers and barriers to energy transitions – What influences political decisions on energy policies in Germany?
Abstract (PDF)

Yohei Yamaguchi (Osaka University) profile (PDF)
How do energy transitions deviate from historical technology trends? Insights from a technical CO2 reduction potential study on the Japanese building sector.
Abstract (PDF)

Timo Goeschl (Heidelberg University)
The role of households in energy transitions – Can we open the black box of household behavior?
Abstract (PDF)

Session II:

Keiichi N. Ishihara (Kyoto University)
The role of Electric Vehicles (EV) to promote Photovoltaic (PV) installation in Kyushu
Toward reducing the total power generation cost.

Abstract (PDF)

Klaus Pfeilsticker (Heidelberg University)
Local energy concepts, based on energy savings, energy efficiency and renewable energies (3E): Some examples
Abstract (PDF)

Noriyoshi Tsuchiya (Tohoku University)
Creating novel values around energy and geothermal energy in Japan.
Abstract (PDF)

Start: 13.00 (registration from 12.30)
End: 17.00
Venue: Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Conference Room Saturn (7th floor)
Participation: Free
*To see the permanent exhibition an admission fee is required.
Language: Japanese and English (with simultaneous interpretation)

Please register via email at the HUOK by February 10, 2020:
info@huok.uni-heidelberg.de

On-site registration is possible (registration desk from 12:30), but please be aware that places are limited.

 

February 14, 2020 – "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" in Kyoto

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The first lecture in the series "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" this year will be held on February 14, 2020 in Kyoto. This time, Maximilian Jungmann (profile), executive manager of the Heidelberg Centres for the Environment at Heidelberg University will give a talk on Sustainable Development Goals with focus on the opportunities and challenges of coastal regions and the drivers and barriers of mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
Comments on this lecture will be delivered assistant professor Bahareh Kamranzad (profile, external website). She is currently conducting research at the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research of Kyoto University. She focuses on renewable energies with a focus on climate protection and wave energy and works with climate modelling and its utilization.

The lecture is part of the series "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture", organized by the Kyoto University European Center in Heidelberg and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK). Language of the event is English.

Start: 18:15 (Registration from 18:00)
End: 19:45
Venue: Kyoto University, Yoshida International House (Yoshida South Campus), Room 2 (ground floor)

For more information please see the abstract, the poster and the detailed announcement (in Japanese).

Please register by Wednesday, February 12, 2019 at:
info@huok.uni-heidelberg.de

 

December 4, 2019 – "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" in Kyoto

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The next event of the series "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" will commence on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Kyoto. Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Ganslandt’s talk will focus on digital health and address the topics data acquisition and utilization. Prof. Ganslandt is Executive Director of the Heinrich-Lanz Centre for Digital Health and head of the Department for Biomedical Informatics, Heidelberg University (Medical Faculty Mannheim. Title of his lecture is "Leveraging Clinical Data for Research: The MIRACUM Consortium in the German Medical Informatics Initiative". For more information about Prof. Ganslandt, please see the short profile here and the website of the Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University (in German) here.
Comments on this lecture will be delivered by Prof. Tomohiro Kuroda, Ph.D. of the  Institute for Medical Informatics, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University (short profile). For more information about Prof. Kuroda, please see here.

The lecture is part of the series "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture", organized by the Kyoto University European Center in Heidelberg and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK). Language of the event is English.

Start: 18:15 (Registration from 18:00)
End: 19:45
Venue: Kyoto University, Yoshida International House (Yoshida South Campus), Room 4 (B1 floor)

For more information please see the abstract, the poster and the detailed announcement (in Japanese).

Please register by Monday, December 2, 2019 at:
info@huok.uni-heidelberg.de

 

July 2, 2019 – Follow-up Event "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture": Short Talk in Kyoto

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The short talk is connected to a lecture in the series „Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture“ jointly organized by the liaison offices of Kyoto University and Heidelberg University. The talk with Associate Professors Dr. Shinoto (Heidelberg University) and Dr. Makoto Tomii (Center for Studies of Cultural Heritage and Interdisciplinary Humanities, Kyoto University) took place in Mai 2018 and sparked the idea of moving an artefact of the archeological site that has been discovered during the construction of the building back to its origin.
On the occasion of the arrival of this haniwa-object at one of the showcases at Yoshida International House Dr. Tomii topic:
“Haniwa at Yoshida International House: A house-shaped proto-historic clay artefact from beneath our feet”

Start: 16:30 (Registration from 16:20)
End: 16:55
Venue: Kyoto University, Yoshida International House (Yoshida South Campus), Room 1 (ground floor)

For more information please see the poster of the event.

Registration is not necessary.

For inquiries please contact:
info@huok.uni-heidelberg.de

 

March 28, 2019 – "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" in Kyoto

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The lecture “Passport regulations and the cross-border mobility in the Japanese empire” by Takahiro Yamamoto, PhD, on March 28, 2019 is next in the series "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture". Takahiro Yamamoto is Assistant Professor at the chair for Cultural Economic History at the Cluster of Excellence „Asia and Europe”, Heidelberg University (profile). His research on, among other interests, nineteenth-century century Japanese history, focuses on connections across national boundaries. The lecture includes aspects of his current research on the development of Japan’s passport system.
Dr. Lyle De Souza (short profile), researcher at the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University will offer comments in the lecture. The series "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" is jointly organized by the Kyoto University European Center in Heidelberg and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK). The lecture will be held in Japanese and the commentary will be conducted in English.

Start: 18:15 (Registration from 18:00)
End: 19:45
Venue: Kyoto University, Yoshida International House (Yoshida South Campus), Room 1 (ground floor)

For more information please see the abstract, the poster and the detailed announcement (in Japanese)

Please register by Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at:
info@huok.uni-heidelberg.de

 

October 26, 2018 – "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" in Kyoto

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The lecture series "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" continues with a talk by Prof. Dr. Hans Martin Krämer on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Kyoto on the topic „The Western Origins of Modern Japanese Buddhism: An Aspect of the History of Exchanges between Japan and Europe in the Nineteenth Century”. Hans Martin Krämer is professor at the Institute for Japanese Studies at the Center for East Asian Studies, Heidelberg University. His research focuses on modern Japanese History and he recently explores aspects in international exchange of Japanese Buddhists which he will also address in this lecture. For more information please see the respective short profile.
Dr. Yutaka Tanigawa (short profile), associate professor at the Graduate School of Letters (Division of History), Kyoto University will act as commentator for this lecture. The series "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" is jointly organized by the Kyoto University European Center in Heidelberg and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK). Language of the event is Japanese.

Start: 18:30 (Registration from 18:15)
End: 20:00
Venue: Kyoto University, Yoshida International House (Yoshida South Campus), Room 1 (ground floor)

For more information please see the abstract, the poster (in Japanese) and the detailed announcement (in Japanese)

Please register by Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at:
info@huok.uni-heidelberg.de

 

May 10, 2018 – "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" in Kyoto

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On Thursday, May 10, 2018, Associate Professor Maria Shinoto, who is teaching at the Institute of Prehistory, Protohistory and Near-Eastern Archaeology at Heidelberg University with give a lecture with the title "Japan's southernmost Sue ware pottery center: Recent excavations and interdisciplinary research in the kiln site cluster at Nakadake Sanroku, Kagoshima". Prof. Shinoto will present the latest results of this project and address the new research method "agile research design". Prof. Makoto Tomii (Kyoto University) will offer comments on the topic. The lecture is part of the series "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture", organized by the Kyoto University European Center in Heidelberg and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK). Language of the event is Japanese.

Start: 18:15 (Registration from 18:00)
End: 19:45
Venue: Kyoto University, Yoshida International House (Yoshida South Campus), Room 1 (ground floor)

For more information please see the abstract, the poster (in Japanese) and the detailed announcement (in Japanese).

Please register by Monday, May 7, 2018 at:
info@huok.uni-heidelberg.de

 

April 14, 2018 - "Heidelberg Lecture" with Prof. Kruse

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On Saturday, April 14, 2018, the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK) invites to the first "Heidelberg Lecture" in Japan, a lecture series that presents talks by well-known researchers from Heidelberg University.
To the initial lecture of this series, we welcome Prof. Kruse (Department of Gerontology, Heidelberg) to Kyoto. In his talk with piano accompaniment titled "Creative Ageing in Different Countries and Cultures - What we can learn from Biology, Medicine and Cultural Anthropology" Prof. Kruse will address the biological, physical and cognitive vulnerabilities of aging and possibilities of prevention, compensation and rehabilitation. His talk will focus on the psychological and mental strengths of old age and their potential for the society and introduce ideas of man and age of Japan and Germany (poster attached).
Prof. Kruse is head of the Department of Gerontology, Heidelberg University and a highly renowned researcher in his field. He is chairing in the commission of experts for issuing  the aging reports to the government and the parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany and vice chairman of the German ethics commission. For more information, please also visit the website of the department for Gerontology (in German) here.

Start: 14:00 (registration from 13:30)
End: 15:45
Venue: Kyoto University, Yoshida Campus, International Science Innovation Building (Symposium Hall), Building No. 69 (Campus Map)

For more information, please also see the lecture's abstract and poster (in Japanese).

Language of the event is German with simultaneous translation into Japanese. Please register at:
info@huok.uni-heidelberg.de

 

February 6, 2018 – "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" in Kyoto

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On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, Prof. Sliwka (Heidelberg University) will continue the joint lecture series of both liaison office, with a lecture in Kyoto. Again, this lecture is jointly organized by the Kyoto University European Center, Heidelberg Office and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK). In her lecture, Prof. Sliwka will address current developments in 21. century learning and present findings of her current research at schools in Japan. The focus of her lecture will be on the impact of innovative learning environments on the implementation of new learning concepts. A commentary on the lecture will be offered by Prof. Terumasa Ishii (Kyoto University). Again, we invite the participants to continue their discussion during an informal get-together at the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK) after the lecture. The event will be held in German and Japanese (consecutive translation by a student provided).

Start: 18:15 (Registration from 18:00)
End: 19:45
Venue: Kyoto University, Yoshida International House (Yoshida South Campus), Room 1 (ground floor)

For more information on the contents of the lecture please see the abstract in English and also the detailed program (PDF) and the poster (PDF) (in Japanese).

Please register by Thursday, February 1, 2018 at:
info@huok.uni-heidelberg.de

 

November 7,  2017 – "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" in Kyoto

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On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, we will welcome Prof. Evelyn Schulz (LMU München) in Kyoto. She will give a lecture in the joint series of the Kyoto University European Center, Heidelberg Office and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK). Prof. Schulz is Alumna of Heidelberg University and teaches at the Japan-Center of LMU. The lecture will address questions about the “slow movement” in contemporary Japanese society and will be wrapped up with a commentary by Prof. Mariko Yoshida (Kyoto University). As always, the participants are invited to continue the discussion during an informal get-together at the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK) after the lecture. The event will be held in Japanese.

Start: 18:15 (Registration from 18:00)
End: 19:45
Venue: Kyoto University, Yoshida International House (Yoshida South Campus), Room 1 (ground floor)

Please register by Thursday November 2 at:
info@huok.uni-heidelberg.de

For more information please also see the detailed program (PDF) and the poster (PDF) (in Japanese).

 

July 7, 2017 – "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" in Heidelberg

One Friday, July 7, 2017, Prof. Toshihiko Kishi (Kyoto University) will give a lecture on Change and Dissolution of the Concept "Post-War Period" in Japan at Heidelberg University. The lecture is organized within the series “Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture,” a cooperative program of the Kyoto University European Center, Heidelberg Office, and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK). This time, Takuma Melber (Heidelberg University) will offer comments on the talk. The lecture will be given in Japanese, with consecutive translation by students.

Start: 6 pm
End: 8 pm
Venue: Carl-Jaspers-Centre, room 212, Voßstraße 2, building 4400, 69115 Heidelberg

Registration requested at: info_eu@oc.kyoto-u.ac.jp

For more information please visit the website of the Kyoto University European Center, Heidelberg Office (Japanese/English): http://www.oc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/overseas-centers/eu/events/20170627_4565/

April 19, 2017 – "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" in Kyoto

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On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Prof. Harald Fuess (Heidelberg University) will give a lecture on endemic violence, global arms trade and the Meiji-restoration from a global historical perspective with focus on Japan. The talk is part of a joint lecture series, organized by the Kyoto University European Center Heidelberg Office, and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK). Prof. Naoto Kagotani (Kyoto University) will be offering comments on the talk. The participants are invited to continue the discussion with snacks and beverages at the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK). Language of the event is Japanese.

Start: 6:15 pm (Registration from 6:00 pm)
End: 7:45 pm
Venue: Kyoto University, Yoshida International House (Yoshida South Campus), lecture room 1 (ground floor)

Registration required: info@huok.uni-heidelberg.de

For more information, please see the detailed programme (PDF) and the poster (PDF) (in Japanese).

 

March 10, 2017 – Lecture by the Secretary General of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in Kyoto

German research policies will be the topic of a lecture, organized by Kyoto University, and the German Research Foundation (DFG), in cooperation with the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK).
In her talk on „The Future of the German Research System“ the DFG Secretary General Dorothee Dzwonnek will address the latest developments of the Excellence Strategy.
We cordially invite scholars, scientists, professionals, and also students who are interested in research cooperation with Germany to attend.
The event will be conducted in German and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation). Please consult the website of the DFG-Office Japan for more information.

http://www.dfg.de/jp/aktuelles/berichte/2017/170310_dd_kyoto/index.html

 

February 22, 2017 – Joint Lecture in Heidelberg on the Japanese I-Novel and “Otaku”-Culture

Based on the close cooperation between Kyoto University and Heidelberg University, the Kyoto University European Center, Heidelberg Office, and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK), organize a joint lecture series with venues in Kyoto and Heidelberg. The series opened in December with a lecture in Kyoto and now Prof. Ōura (Kyoto University) will give a talk on literary theory and Japanese culture in Heidelberg. Participants are invited to gather for networking with small snacks after the lecture. The event will be held in English. For more information please consult the Heidelberg Office’s website:

http://www.oc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/overseas-centers/eu/en/events/20170208_3830/

On February 20, from 1 pm – 6pm, the Institute for Japanese Studies, Heidelberg University, will host a workshop on Japanese literary studies with scholars from Japan and representatives of Japanese Studies from Germany. The workshop will be conducted in Japanese. For details please see here:

http://www.zo.uni-heidelberg.de/md/zo/japanologie/poster_bungaku_riron.pdf

 

December 20, 2016 – Introduction of a joint lecture series

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On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, Prof. Judit Arokay (Heidelberg University) will introduce a joint lecture series organized by the Kyoto University European Center, Heidelberg Office, and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK) with her talk on the Japanese language reception of Western literature. The lecture will focus on the romaji-translation of Wilhelm Busch’s “Max und Moritz”. Dr. Irina Holca (Kyoto University) will wrap up the lecture and open the floor for discussions. Language of the event is Japanese.

Start: 6:15 pm (Registration from 6:00 pm)
End: 7:45 pm
Venue: Kyoto University, Yoshida International House (Yoshida South Campus), lecture room 2 (ground floor)

Registration required: info@huok.uni-heidelberg.de.

For more information, please see the detailed programme (PDF) and the poster (PDF) (in Japanese).

 

April 16&17, 2015 – HeKKSaGOn Conference at Tohoku University

“The 4th German-Japanese University President’s Conference ‘Building venues for the creation of new knowledge and values’” brought together the presidents, researchers and administrative staff, active in the Japanese-German university consortium at Tohoku University, Sendai. The close cooperation between three Japanese and three German Universities established in 2010 strengthened the partnership between the initiating Universities- Heidelberg and Kyoto. This collaboration created a network that fosters bi- and multilateral exchanges in research and links the universities to increase the mobility of staff, technology, and knowledge. The meeting in Sendai informed about current achievements in research and the participants discussed strategies and future challenges. The presidents signed an updated memorandum stating agreements on the concepts of continuing this fruitful alliance.

http://www.hekksagon.net/

http://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/news/university_news/news20150428.html

 

April 14, 2015 – Festive opening of Heidelberg University Office Kyoto

After the president and his counterpart from Kyoto University, Prof. Juichi Yamagiwa, had traditionally cut a ribbon with further representatives of the German-Japanese cooperative relations, the liaison office was officially inaugurated.

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From left to right.: Heidelberg's Mayor Dr. Eckart Würzner, President of Kyoto University Prof. Juichi Yamagiwa, President of Heidelberg University Prof. Bernhard Eitel, Consul General of Osaka-Kobe Dr. Ingo Karsten, Director of University Policy of the City of Kyoto Makoto Ueda.
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