JANET FORUM 2018 was held on November 22, 2018, in Lyon, France

JANET FORUM 2018 was held on November 22, 2018, in Lyon, France


JANET Forum 2018 was held on November 22 – 23. The 2018 Forum was organized by Tohoku University and hosted by Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA Lyon).

On November 22, before the forum began, an information session introducing the exchange programs available at various Japanese universities attracted more than 100 local French students.

At the forum, two discussion sessions were held under the theme of “Networking and Collaboration for the Future.” In each session, case studies of how Japanese universities have expanded their activities in France were introduced. Funding opportunities for collaborative research in Japan and Europe were also discussed, as were French policies on higher education and research.

On the second day of the forum, a practical workshop on the activities of Japanese universities’ overseas bases was held. In the first half of the workshop, Mr. Atsuho Maeda, Deputy Director General of JETRO Brussels, gave a lecture on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into force in May 2018. In the latter half of the meeting, detailed discussions were held on the possibility and feasibility of jointly establishing and sharing the use of overseas bases.

Date November 22, 2018(Thursday)
Location Salle Emilie du Chatelet, Marie-Curie Library, INSA Lyon