From Dec 4th to 8th, 2017, a delegation of neurologists and clinical scientists from Charité visited the Neurology and Ophthalmology departments at Chiba University in Japan. We toured the research and clinical facilities and discussed ways how to best implement a joint research lab at Chiba University.
We also visited the Tokyo offices of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD), the German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) and the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) to get a better understanding how to connect the Japanese and German research funding concepts.
Many thanks especially to Dorothea Mahnke from DWIH for the wonderful hospitality and many suggestions!
During a visit to the German Embassy in Tokyo we had the chance to speak to Mr. Ingo Höllein, Counsellor Science and Technology at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and learn about relevant scientific initiatives.