Both Japan and Germany are leading industrialized nations and global economic powers that have well educated and highly motivated scientists and engineers. However, both countries and their companies are facing similar quantitative (not enough students choosing to study in these areas) and qualitative problems (comparatively speaking from an international perspective both countries could improve). Thus education policy makers from both countries are establishing programs and initiatives to address this deficiency. For example, in Germany the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Free University of Berlin has established the project “Pollen” that aims to introduce to children the perspectives of a researcher and awaken their interests in the natural world in elementary school. Humboldt University has also initiated cooperative effort with schools in the area of mathematics. The Free University Berlin is holding five summer schools for students in natural science areas. In Japan, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has targeted the promotion of excellent schools. This conference shall provide a platform to introduce and compare examples of best practice.
The conference will be in German and Japanese with simultaneous interpretation.
For details please refer to the German or Japanese pages.