National Institute of Informatics: Main research activities and International Cooperation policy: case study cooperation with Waterloo University

Dr. Henri Angelino
National Institute of Informatics (Tokyo-Japan)-NII


The National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo is the only national academic research institute for Informatics in Japan. Its activities deal with: • “Fundamental” research performed in one of the 4 research divisions • “Strategic” research in one of the “research centers” • “Construction/Operation” of Cyber Science infrastructure academic network and contents • Education for graduate students in the frame of the Department of Informatics of SOKENDAI University After a general presentation of the research activities in the four Divisions, NII policy for International cooperation will be presented. In particular some aspects will be discussed that are implemented with financial support with partner institutions in the frame of a MOU: • "NII International Internship" to receive Master or PhD students for a short period 2-6 months, supported by NII. • Special Visiting lecturer for 1 to 3 months in the frame of “NII International advanced lectures series on ICT” (research seminars on a specific topic). Last but not least what is going on with Waterloo University will be presented as case study…