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Industry-Academia-Government Collaborative Roundtable on Human Resources Development in Science and Technology to be Launched

As part of the Strategy for Human Resources Development in the Science and Technology Fields, the Industry-Academia-Government Collaborative Roundtable on Human Resources Development in Science and Technology will be launched to provide opportunities for representatives from Japanese industry, academia, and government to hold discussions about how to enhance the strategy and take concrete measures accordingly. The first roundtable meeting will be held on Friday, May 22, 2015.

1. Purpose of the roundtable

The Industry-Academia-Government Collaborative Roundtable provides opportunities to discuss the roles that each party should play and the corresponding concrete measures that each party should take regarding measures to develop human resources required by the industrial sector, as well as to increase opportunities for such human resources to play a key role in the industrial world.

2. Items to be discussed

  1. Measures to enhance education at universities and other institutions in order to meet future needs for human resources in the industrial world (including strengthening basic academic skills, improving professional education, and cooperating with the industrial world)
  2. Measures to promote job opportunities for postdoctoral personnel in enterprises
  3. Action plans for the collaboration of industry, academia, and government based on the Strategy for Human Resources Development in the Science and Technology Fields, for example, measures for elementary and lower secondary students to actually experience industry through presentations by lecturers dispatched from the industrial world

3. Outline of the first roundtable meeting

Date:
Friday, May 22, 2015, 18:30-20:30
Venue:
Special Conference Room, 15th floor of the East Annex, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (3-2-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Agenda items:
(1) Current situation of human resources development in science and technology fields
(2) Other items

If you wish to observe the roundtable meeting, please email your name, organization, and contact information to the Technical Education Division of the Higher Education Bureau (senmon@mext.go.jpmail_link) by 12:00, Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

* If the number of applicants exceeds available seats, registration will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Unsuccessful applicants will be informed by 18:00 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. We appreciate your understanding.

Release date

May 15, 2015

Division in Charge

Industry-University Collaboration Office,
Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

Related Information

Human Resources for Industry
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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