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New Master Program in Finance at University of Geneva – Deadline March 31, 2021
The University of Geneva launches a new Master of Advanced Studies in Finance Program. The unique and innovative 9-months program will expose students to the most exciting developments in finance, including private equity, hedge funds, real estate investment, sustainable finance, neurofinance, and fintech. Courses will be held in English, with a part-time option for working professionals. Applications will be accepted until the end of March 2021.
Future Food Fellowship Postdoctoral Programme at ETH/EPFL welcomes Japanese Applicants – Deadline 31 March 2021
In the framework of the Future Food Initiative postdoc programme, The Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in Zurich (ETH) and Lausanne (EPFL) are looking for exceptionally qualified young researchers who propose projects targeting future food issues, such as nutrition, production, packaging and health.
Master of Advanced Studies: European and International Governance – Deadline 20 March 2021
The University of Geneva is currently accepting applications for the Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance 2021-2022 (MEIG Programme) which is organized in cooperation with the United Nations Office at Geneva. Students of all nationalities are invited to apply and submit their applications for both the 10-month course and a scholarship.
Japan Excels at CYBATHLON 2020 Global Edition
Three out of five Japanese teams were particularly highlighted in the CYBATHLON 2020, a unique championship in which people with disabilities tackle everyday tasks using advanced technologies. Congratulations to Fortississimo from Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology, RT-Movers from Wakayama University and BionicM Inc., a spin-off of the University of Tokyo for making the top 4! Viewership from Japan of the Swiss-made global online competition seemed to be quite high, especially for the powered wheelchair and leg races where the above teams participated, with the country ranking being second only after Switzerland.
Swiss State Secretary joins 17th S&T Minsters’ Roundtable on the occasion of the STS forum

On October 3, Dr. Martina Hirayama, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation represented Switzerland at the 17th S&T Ministers’ Roundtable organized by the Government of Japan. The meeting took place on the occasion of the Science and Technology for Society Forum (STS forum) which was held online this year.

CEATEC Japan 2019 Participant Wingtra Awarded No. 2 at Top 100 Swiss Startup Award 2020

Cutis, Wingtra and Piavita were selected Switzerland’s most innovative and promising startup in 2020. The three young companies received the Top 100 Swiss Startup Award 2020 at the 10th edition of the Swiss Startup Award in Zürich on September 9, 2020.

Drone developer Wingtra was awarded for its outstanding “WingtraOne”, a fully autonomous mapping drone which can be used in inaccessible areas–and without any piloting skills. Its vertical take-off and landing feature allows the unmanned aerial vehicle to leave and return to any kind of terrain, and also to avoid belly landings.