The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is an independent administrative institution, established for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science. We are concerned not only with the natural and applied sciences but also humanities and social sciences. JSPS operates under the auspices of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT)
JSPS plays a key role in the administration of various scientific and academic programs. While working within the broad framework of government policies established to promote scientific advancement, we try to carry out our programs in a manner flexible to the needs of the participating scientists.
JSPS Stockholm Office
Established in 2001, JSPS Stockholm Office is one of ten overseas offices based around the world to promote international research collaboration with Japan.
The region JSPS Stockholm Office covers are all the Nordic and Baltic countries. We are active in creating and developing successful people partnerships between each country and Japan through a wide range of activities.
The office's mission is:
- To communicate with counterpart academic institutions in the Nordic and Baltic countries with regards to the implementation of exchange programmes established by way of memorandums between JSPS and its counterpart institutions.
- To disseminate and gather information and materials needed in promoting cooperative scientific activities in Sweden, the Nordic and Baltic countries and Japan.
- To provide information and assistance to researchers interested in applying for JSPS fellowships or collaborative programmes between JSPS and the region's counterpart agencies, and to offer follow-up services to researchers who have completed JSPS fellowships.
- To provide logistic assistance to Japanese researchers visiting the Nordic and Baltic countries, with the purpose of facilitating their research work.