UiO has research collaboration with Japanese partners in several areas, such as space physics, solar and polar research, nanotechnology and materials, intelligent machines and climate research, as well as in language and culture.
UiO's researchers have over many years developed long-term research collaboration with Japanese partners. This has resulted in a growing number of co-authored articles, particularly within astronomy, physics and life sciences.
Co-authorship is largely with partners at Tokyo University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Hokkaido University and Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Japanese partner institutions
UiO has an increasing number of partnerships with top-level institutions in Japan, for example within space science, astronomy, nanotechnology, energy and robotics:
- UiO's Department of Physics has a close research collaboration with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
- UiO has ongoing research collaboration with Kobe University on numerical simulations of rocket-plasma interaction.
- UiO’s Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) has an INTPART-project with eight leading research and educational institutions worldwide, including Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo. UiO/ITA also coordinates a researcher project within cosmology (LITEBIRD) funded by RCN for on next-generation satellites where the main partner is IPMU/Tokyo.
- UiO's Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology is strengthening its links with Japan's National Institute for Materials Science.
- UiO has a long-term research collaboration in development of hydrogen/fuel cells with Japan's National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (AIST) as well as with Nagoya University and Kyushu University.
- COINMAC, is a project involving collaboration on intelligent machines with the University of Kyushu as well as partners in Brazil. It is funded by the INTPART programme at the Research Council of Norway and managed by the Robotics and Intelligent Systems (ROBIN) research group at UiO's Department of Informatics.
Cooperation in education and student exchange
- UiO's extensive cooperation in research with partners in Japan has created the basis for several student exchange agreements. See full list below.
- The Faculty of Humanities offers research-based Japanese Studies at Bachelor's, Master's and PhD-levels. As an integrated part of these programs, UiO-students spend one or two semester in Japan. These students make out the largest group of outbound mobility to Japan.
- Collaboration with Japanese partners also involves cooperative projects with activities combining ongoing research and education, for instance, UiO's Department of Geosciences jointly with the University Centre at Svalbard, Hokkaido University, the Kitami Institute of Technology and University of Tsukuba, has educational activites linked to cryosphere research (CryoJaNo - Cryoshperic Field observations, monitoring and modelling).
- Exchange agreements with universities in Japan (in Norwegian)