7 July 2017 – "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" in Heidelberg
One Friday, July 7, 2017, Prof. Toshihiko Kishi (Kyoto University) will give a lecture on Change and Dissolution of the Concept "Post-War Period" in Japan at Heidelberg University. The lecture is organized within the series “Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture,” a cooperative program of the Kyoto University European Center, Heidelberg Office, and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK). This time, Takuma Melber (Heidelberg University) will offer comments on the talk. The lecture will be given in Japanese, with consecutive translation by students.
Start: 6 pm
End: 8 pm
Venue: Carl-Jaspers-Centre, room 212, Voßstraße 2, building 4400, 69115 Heidelberg
Registration requested at: email@example.com
For more information please visit the website of the Kyoto University European Center, Heidelberg Office (Japanese/English): http://www.oc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/overseas-centers/eu/events/20170627_4565/
19 April 2017 – "Nichi-Doku Joint Lecture" in Kyoto
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Prof. Harald Fuess (Heidelberg University) will give a lecture on endemic violence, global arms trade and the Meiji-restoration from a global historical perspective with focus on Japan. The talk is part of a joint lecture series, organized by the Kyoto University European Center Heidelberg Office, and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK). Prof. Naoto Kagotani (Kyoto University) will be offering comments on the talk. The participants are invited to continue the discussion with snacks and beverages at the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK). Language of the event is Japanese.
Start: 6:15 pm (Registration from 6:00 pm)
End: 7:45 pm
Venue: Kyoto University, Yoshida International House (Yoshida South Campus), lecture room 1 (ground floor)
Registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org
10 March 2017 – Lecture by the Secretary General of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in Kyoto
German research policies will be the topic of a lecture, organized by Kyoto University, and the German Research Foundation (DFG), in cooperation with the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK).
In her talk on „The Future of the German Research System“ the DFG Secretary General Dorothee Dzwonnek will address the latest developments of the Excellence Strategy.
We cordially invite scholars, scientists, professionals, and also students who are interested in research cooperation with Germany to attend.
The event will be conducted in German and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation). Please consult the website of the DFG-Office Japan for more information.
22 February 2017 – Joint Lecture in Heidelberg on the Japanese I-Novel and “Otaku”-Culture
Based on the close cooperation between Kyoto University and Heidelberg University, the Kyoto University European Center, Heidelberg Office, and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK), organize a joint lecture series with venues in Kyoto and Heidelberg. The series opened in December with a lecture in Kyoto and now Prof. Ōura (Kyoto University) will give a talk on literary theory and Japanese culture in Heidelberg. Participants are invited to gather for networking with small snacks after the lecture. The event will be held in English. For more information please consult the Heidelberg Office’s website:
On February 20, from 1 pm – 6pm, the Institute for Japanese Studies, Heidelberg University, will host a workshop on Japanese literary studies with scholars from Japan and representatives of Japanese Studies from Germany. The workshop will be conducted in Japanese. For details please see here:
20 December 2016 – Introduction of a joint lecture series
On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, Professor Dr. Judit Arokay (Heidelberg University) will introduce a joint lecture series organized by the Kyoto University European Center, Heidelberg Office, and the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto (HUOK) with her talk on the Japanese language reception of Western literature. The lecture will focus on the romaji-translation of Wilhelm Busch’s “Max und Moritz”. Dr. Irina Holca (Kyoto University) will wrap up the lecture and open the floor for discussions. Language of the event is Japanese.
Start: 6:15 pm (Registration from 6:00 pm)
End: 7:45 pm
Venue: Kyoto University, Yoshida International House (Yoshida South Campus), lecture room 2 (ground floor)
Registration required: email@example.com.
16 - 17 April 2015 – HeKKSaGOn Conference at Tohoku University
“The 4th German-Japanese University President’s Conference ‘Building venues for the creation of new knowledge and values’” brought together the presidents, researchers and administrative staff, active in the Japanese-German university consortium at Tohoku University, Sendai. The close cooperation between three Japanese and three German Universities established in 2010 strengthened the partnership between the initiating Universities- Heidelberg and Kyoto. This collaboration created a network that fosters bi- and multilateral exchanges in research and links the universities to increase the mobility of staff, technology, and knowledge. The meeting in Sendai informed about current achievements in research and the participants discussed strategies and future challenges. The presidents signed an updated memorandum stating agreements on the concepts of continuing this fruitful alliance.
14 April 2015 – Festive opening of Heidelberg University Office Kyoto
After the president and his counterpart from Kyoto University, Prof. Dr. Juichi Yamagiwa, had traditionally cut a ribbon with further representatives of the German-Japanese cooperative relations, the liaison office was officially inaugurated.