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METI Launches Industry-Academia Round-Table Discussion to Encourage Human Resources in the Fields of Science and Mathematics to Play Important Roles in Industry

July 31, 2018

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) decided to launch an Industry-Academia Round-Table Discussion to Encourage Human Resources in the Fields of Science and Mathematics to Play Important Roles in Industry, and will hold the first meeting as scheduled below.

1. Background

Encouraging human resources in the fields of mathematics and science to take on important roles in industry is of paramount importance for enabling Japan and its industries to compete with other countries in the fields of AI and other advanced technologies. In light of this, Japan should engage in enhanced development of such human resources and work to improve their working environments. In addition, industry, academia and the government need to collaborate and share information on the demand for such human resources to establish systems and environments in which such human resources are able to take on important roles in IT-related industries. As an effort to this end, METI will provide an opportunity for universities and industrial players to exchange views concerning future policies for the fields of science, mathematics and IT.

2. Outline of the first meeting

Note: For the list of the members of the session, see the Appendix attached to the Japanese language news release.PDF

3. Prior registration of observers

If you wish to attend the session as an observer, visit the website below to register in advance. (Closing date: 12:00 p.m., August 6 (Mon.), 2018)

* Please note that observers will be selected by lottery if the number of applicants exceeds the maximum capacity of the venue.

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