In Fall 2009, on the occasion of the celebration of the 150st anniversary of diplomatic relationships between Austria and Japan, the National Institute of Informatics (NII) of Japan and the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) have signed, in the presence of the President of the Federal Republic of Austria, the Minister of Science of Austria and representatives of TU Vienna on the Austrian side, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about research cooperation between the institutions, which should foster the pursuit of joint research activities, projects, and researcher exchange.
The NII, founded in 2000 and located in Tokyo close to the Imperial Garden, is the leading Japanese research institution on informatics, and has partnership agreements with many high class research institutions worldwide.
Professor Henri Angelino, the acting Director of the Global Liaison Office at NII, is visiting TU Vienna from June 13-15, in order to foster the collaboration and exchange, and to obtain input from our side. He will present the NII and its liaison program, in particular for the collaboration between NII and TU Vienna.
The liaison program includes e.g. an International Internship Program with grants for students and postdocs for longer term stays in Japan. There are also possibilities for senior researchers and academic staff for visit, e.g. in the frame of the NII International advanced lectures series on ICT, which are research seminars on a specific topic delivered by a "special lecturer", to researchers from NII, from others universities (Tokyo Univ, Tokyo Institute Technology, Waseda, Keio, etc.) and from other research centers public or private.
This event will provide a unique opportunity to obtain information about NII and its programs.
The National Institute of Informatics
Future Value Creation through Informatics by Advancing Research and Operations in Tandem
As Japan's only general academic research institution seeking to create future value in the new discipline of informatics, the National Institute of Informatics (NII) seeks to advance integrated research and development activities in information-related fields, including networking, software, and content. These activities range from theoretical and methodological work through applications. As an inter-university research institute, NII promotes the creation of a state-of-the-art academic-information infrastructure (the Cyber Science Infrastructure, or CSI) that is essential to research and education within the broader academic community, with a focus on partnerships and other joint efforts with universities and research institutions throughout Japan, as well as industries and civilian organizations.
This event is organized by the Institute of Information Systems, and the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems.