The name ‘HOPE’ signifies the promise held for young scientists, and optimism for a bright science and technology future in the Asia–Pacific region and in Africa.
A delegation of researchers from Australia are travelling to Tokyo in March to attend the eighth HOPE Meeting.
The meeting is organised by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). The name ‘HOPE’ signifies the promise held for young scientists, and optimism for a bright science and technology future in the Asia–Pacific region and in Africa.
A number of Nobel Laureates from around the globe will present lectures at the meeting on physics, chemistry, physiology/medicine, and related fields.
A committee comprising Academy Fellows selected six students and researchers to attend. The successful applicants are:
Funding for these participants to attend the HOPE meeting was provided by the Department of Education and Training.
Ten Australian researchers will travel to Japan under the Australia–Japan Bilateral Exchange Program.
Participants will visit Japan over 2016–17 and will be hosted by the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the National Institute for Materials Science, the Prefecture University of Kumamoto and the Osaka University, among others.
They will work on a diverse range of projects, including:
The successful participants were nominated by the Academy after being selected by a committee comprising Academy Fellows and a representative of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Funding for the program has been provided by the Department of Education and Training.
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