The JANET Forum 2021 will be held on November 10-12.

The JANET Forum 2021 will be held on November 10-12.


The theme of JANET Forum 2021 on “International Exchange During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Planning ahead for the next few years” provides a unique opportunity for dialogue and exchange among leading Japanese and European universities and research institutions. Specifically, participating Japanese and European universities and academic institutions, as well as affiliated researchers, will present about their universities and topics of interest to promote discussions on the possibilities of collaboration, and will be able to participate in one-to-one dialogues in virtual networking sessions. Through these activities, we hope to deepen and develop international exchange between Japanese and European universities.
Each participating institution will be able to submit introductory video presentations or posters for on-demand viewing.

  • Registration link
  • Registration opens: September 27 (Mon); 7:00 a.m. (UTC)
  • Registration ends: October 29 (Fri); 7:00 a.m. (UTC) November 9 (Tue); 7:00 a.m. (UTC) (Registration ends is extended.)

We will send you more information about the forum and where to submit your videos once you have registered.

Schedule for viewing On-demand Video Presentations (tentative)

November 1 to 30, 2021

Platform: EventHub

Introduction of education and research activities
Please submit your video presentations or posters, etc., introducing your own educational or research activities in advance.

  • Submission Deadline: October 29; 07:00
  • Open for viewing: November 1 – 30
  • Examples of submissions
    • About your research presentation
    • Funding information for international exchange programs
    • International exchange program for students and researchers
    • International exchange program for academia-industry/administration collaboration
    • Introduction of universities and exchange programs
      JP-EU/EU-JP collaborations for international educators and study abroad officers
      JP-EU/EU-JP programs for students

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the registration form above and we will contact you shortly regarding the platform registration and uploading of data.

Event Information for Live Sessions

DATES November 10-12, 2021
PLACE Online

November 10, 2021 (Wed) Click here for more information

Time (UTC) Platforms: Zoom, EventHub
07:30-07:50 a.m. Opening Ceremony (Moderator: University of Tsukuba)

  • Opening Address by Prof. Kyosuke Nagata, President, University of Tsukuba
08:00-09:50 a.m. Online Presentation Session (English):
Four keynotes on “International Exchange during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic”
“About Erasmus +” and more
09:50-09:55 Closing Address on day 1

November 11, 2021 (Thu) Click here for more information

Time (UTC) Platform: EventHub
07:50-07:55 a.m. Opening Address
08:00-10:00 a.m. Virtual Networking Sessions (English) in breakout rooms for participating JANET member universities and researchers and their European counterparts, affiliated researchers, etc. to get connected with each other directly.
(1) Universities and Research Institutions
(2) Research Departments/ Divisions
Introduction of universities and research (EventHub)
10:00-10:05 a.m. Closing Address

November 12, 2021 (Fri) Click here for more information

Time (UTC)  
09:00-11:00 a.m. Commemorative Event organized by the Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne to celebrate the 160th Anniversary of Japan-Germany Relations (English)
“The Opportunities and Risks of Academic Exchange between Japan and Europe in a Post-Coronavirus Era”


JANET Forum 2021 Secretariat, University of Tsukuba