Welcome! The JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden (SAC) was established in 2005 by the initiative of former JSPS fellows, with the support of the JSPS Stockholm Office, and it is the first club to have been established in Northern Europe. The SAC organizes symposia on various themes, the Sweden-Japan Academic Network, the annual general assembly and board meetings. In 2015, the SAC celebrated its ten year anniversary by organizing a symposium, with short presentations on research and collaboration with Japan made by the alumni.
- Overview of SAC
- Establishment: 2005
- Number of Members: 160
- Chair: Elin Palm
- Main Activities: SAC Activity Seminars, Sweden-Japan Academic Network, General Assembly, Board Meetings
- Rules and Regulations: Stipulated in the Articles of the Club
Upcoming EventsThere are currently no upcoming events at this time.
Call for ApplicationsThere are currently no upcoming applications at this time.
Message from SAC Board Chair
Most welcome to the JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden (SAC). The SAC was established in 2005 and anyone who has received a grant from JSPS to perform research, is most welcome to join the SAC and our activities. Would you be interested in joining the club, do not hesitate to contact the board or fill in the registration form.
Please note that the SAC requires no membership fee. The objective of the SAC is to promote scientific exchange between Sweden and Japan, and to exchange information among the club members. The SAC is involved in the following main activities:
(1) General Assembly
It is arranged once a year when all members are welcome to participate. The last General Assembly of FY2018 took place on February 1st, 2019 at KVA (the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) in Stockholm . Next General Assembly will take place in February 2020. We usually reflect on that FY’s activities and make plans for the next FY’s activities. We also discuss how to further activate our activities with all members, and handle the personnel matters such as who should serve as the Chair and Vice-Chair in the board.
(2) Activity Seminars
All regular members are eligible to apply for funding to arrange an Activity Seminar. A seminar should be one to two days and target approximately 50 participants. The topics of the seminars are open. One or two seminars are approved every year. In FY2018, our club held two Activity Seminars, and in FY2019, we are planning to hold them twice as well. Participation of one Japanese researcher is supported by JSPS Stockholm Office, and the participation of more Japanese counterparts is endorsed and solicited.
(3) BRIDGE Fellowship Program
All regular members can apply for the BRIDGE Fellowship Program. It provides opportunities for members who have conducted research activities in Japan to come back there for 14 to30 days, in order to sustain and/or strengthen research collaboration with Japanese colleagues.
The board members of JSPS Alumni Club in Sweden as of April 2019
Title: Docent in Applied Ethics, Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Linköping University, Centre for Applied Ethics
Field of research: Applied ethics, including ICT-ethics
Affiliation: Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Physics
Field of research: Nuclear energy, nuclear engineering, reactor physics, stochastic processes
Title: Senior Lecturer
Affiliation: University of Borås, The Swedish School of Textiles
Field of research: Textiles studies, tricot technology
Affiliation: Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Field of research: Numerical analysis of hyperbolic PDEs, convection-diffusion and integro-differential equations
Photo: Erik Thor
Helena L. Filipsson
Affiliation: Lund University, Department of Geology
Field of research: Marine geology
Title: Associate Professor
Affiliation: Uppsala University, Department of Art History
Field of research: Art history
Title: Post-doctoral researcher
Affiliation: Örebro University, School of Science and Technology
Field of research: Mobile robotics