The workshop

“STI for Global Challenges International Research Collaboration Against the COVID-19 Crisis”

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most devastating crises of our times, and there is an urgent need for us to leverage science, technology and innovation (STI) to make our societies more resilient. Because the pandemic is too big and complicated to be handled by one single country or academic discipline alone, we also need international and interdisciplinary cooperation.

The online workshop, held in association with the 13th Summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM13) in Cambodia, aims to stimulate multiregional cooperation connecting Asia, Europe and the rest of the world. It will promote ASEM’s core themes of “multilateralism, growth, sustainable development and prosperity” despite how they have been threatened by the pandemic, and encourage a diverse variety of participants to share research findings and learn from each other’s unique experiences in fighting against COVID-19 to ensure those themes.

Speakers from Asia, Europe and Oceania have been invited to share their research findings and experiences in response to the pandemic. For the keynote lecture, Noble laureate Prof. Amano Hiroshi will introduce his research on Deep UV-LED to eradicate virus infection. We hope it will be an opportunity to gain a new perspective and find partners for future collaborations, especially for younger participants such as PhD students and early-career researchers.

Date: Wednesday, 15 December 2021

        17:00-18:55 (Japan Standard Time, UCT +09:00)

        15:00-16:55 (Thailand Standard Time, UCT +07:00)

Organizers: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST); Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)

Language: English

Registration is required. The application deadline is 12:00, 15 December (Japan Standard Time)

For additional information and registration please click here