In July 2020, Professor Juichi Yamagiwa, President of Kyoto University, and Prof. Christian Schwarzenegger, Vice President of the University of Zurich, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a joint strategic partnership. This cooperation has already yielded results, as analyses have shown that publications emerging from existing research collaborations between KU and UZH are achieving great visibility.
In the future, one of the focus areas will be Society 5.0. This term was coined by the Japanese government and envisions a "super-smart" society that is sustainable, inclusive and powered by digital technologies. The main goals of Society 5.0 include improving our way of life and increasing the quality of our lives, both of which are topics that UZH considers crucial, too.
About Kyoto University
Kyoto University is a national university in Kyoto, Japan. It is the second oldest national Japanese university and one of Asia's highest ranked universities.