Alumni Club in Norway (ACN)


The JSPS Alumni Club in Norway (ACN) was established in 2019 by the initiative of former JSPS fellows, with the support of the JSPS Stockholm Office. The current number of members is 91. The ACN organizes symposia on various themes, Norway-Japan Academic Network, the annual General Assembly and Board Meetings. The ACN is actively trying to reach its members by organizing symposia all over Norway. The rules and regulations are stipulated in the articles of the club.


Message from ACN Board Chair

Welcome to the JSPS Alumni Club in Norway (ACN)! It is my pleasure to serve as the first Chair of the ACN after its establishment in April 2019. Our club consists of members who are active and enthusiastic about facilitating academic collaboration between Norway and Japan, and it aims to create a place for researchers who have a relationship with the two countries regardless of their prior participation in JSPS programs. Our club seeks to continue generating new collaboration projects between our countries. Through various events, we offer a place for our members to meet and exchange experiences, attend seminars and seek advice on collaboration with Japanese research groups. Membership, events, and activities are of no cost to the members, and anyone working at the research level is welcome to join us. Club members are not required to participate in events or perform tasks. We only ask that the members attend events as often as possible. We work in close collaboration with the Research Council in Norway (RCN) and JSPS Stockholm Office. All our members receive invitations to events we organize, reports from events, newsletters, information about call for applications and other relevant information regarding our club. Research topics of interest within the club range from life science, chemistry and physics to ethics, politics, language and culture, energy, polar research and much more. We will focus our seminars on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other topics of global importance. Norwegian-Japanese collaboration will help us reach the SDGs. In FY2019, we will organize an Activity Seminar, and a newly organized joint seminar with the RCN, DIKU (The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education), and JSPS Stockholm Office. Everyone is welcome to join our events. If you find our club interesting, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Together, we hope to make a change!

The board members of JSPS Alumni Club in Norway as of August 2022