Mentoring / Advice

In all scholarship programs for postgraduate and postdoc candidates, the JSPS Club engages in mentoring scholars before they leave for Japan. In the following list you can find some examples for Club members in Japan that adopted a hosting role for JSPS scholars.

In particular you find these examples on the Japan scholarship preparative meetings for the JSPS Summer Program that are joinly organized by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The preparative meetings take place in spring in Bonn and are jointly arranged by the JSPS Bonn Office and the JSPS Club.

Concerning the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt foundation organizes special meetings within their network conferences for those scholars who will leave for Japan and those who have returned from Japan. In this setting, JSPS Bonn Office and JSPS Club are offering information and advice within a ”Japan group“.

In addition, JSPS organizes an orientation event in Tokyo several times a year, for all newly arrived scholars of the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship. During these events, all world-wide existing JSPS alumni organizations are introduced in a joint presentation. This task is currently carried out by German JSPS Alumni Association chairman and country repesentative for Japan Heinrich Menkhaus, in turn with representatives of alumni organizations from other countries.

In the following, we have compiled some articles from Club members that not only show how junior scientists may build up their cooperation network in Japan, but also in a retrospective view how scientific careers have developed during decades of close exchange with colleagues in Japan.

The Club also offers general information about Club activities, research stays in Japan and funding facilities in Japan during several events that are mainly (but not exclusively) aimed at a younger target group. Some of the following articles also provide insight into that topic.

If you are planning a research stay in Japan, our Club members from various disciplines in universities and research institutes are at your disposal and are offering individual consulting. If you are interested, please contact the JSPS Bonn Office.


My experience in Japan during my stay as exchange student and research assistant at Meiji University | by Torben Meyer

Deutsche Professoren als Gastgeber in Japan | by Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus

Deutsche Forscher in Japan betreuten deutsche Studierende | by Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Matuttis

Ein Beispiel für die Betreuung deutscher NachwuchsforscherInnen durch Clubmitglieder in Japan | by Kai Oliver Thiele

Ein Beispiel für die Betreuung deutscher NachwuchsforscherInnen durch Clubmitglieder in Japan | by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ertl

Club-Mitglieder als Wissenschaftsvermittler: JSPS Post-doc am CIST in Chitose | by Prof. Dr. Olaf Karthaus


Gastaufenthalt von Yoshiaki Ueda | by Dr. Michael Frei

Studentenaustausch zwischen dem CoE for Plasma Science and Technology an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum und dem CoE Plasma-Nano an der Universität Nagoya | by Prof. Dr. Uwe Czarnetzki


JAPAN durch ZUFALL? | by Prof. Dr. Matthias Rögner
Teil 1   |   Teil 2   |   Teil 3

Elementarteilchen, Spinpolarisation und Kulturelles – Motoren einer 50jährigen deutsch-japanischen Zusammenarbeit | by Prof. Dr. Werner Meyer
Teil 1   |   Teil 2   |   Teil 3

Entwicklung eines Kooperationsnetzwerkes mit Japan | by Dr. Andreas Schaper
Teil 1   |   Teil 2   |   Teil 3   |   Teil 4   |   Teil 5   |   Teil 6   |   Teil 7   |   Teil 8   |   Teil 9

On several events, the Club presents its activities and advices on Japan research stays as well as funding facilies, especially for the many JSPS funding programs and support possibilies of the Club.

#Seitenwechsler Japan-Messe

4. #Seitenwechsler Japan-Messe in Leipzig 2020 | by board member Dr. Matthias Hofmann

Junior Forum

10. JSPS Junior Forum 2019 | by board member Dr. Matthias Hofmann

9. JSPS Junior Forum 2018 | by board member Dr. Wolfgang Staguhn

Nippon Connection Filmfestival | by board member Dr. Matthias Hofmann and Dr. Anita Hofmann

20. Nippon Connection Filmfestival 2020

19. Nippon Connection Filmfestival 2019

18. Nippon Connection Filmfestival 2018

17. Nippon Connection Filmfestival 2017

German-Japanese Youth Summit | by chairman Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus

13. Deutsch-Japanischer Youth Summit 2019

12. Deutsch-Japanischer Youth-Summit 2018

9. Deutsch-Japanischer Youth Summit 2015

7. Deutsch-Japanischer Youth Summit 2013

Other Events

Deutsch-Japanische Hochschulpartnerschaften und der JSPS-Club 2018 | by chairman Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus

Infoveranstaltung „Studium und Forschen in Japan“ an der Universität Wien 2014 | by board member Dr. Chantal Weber

JSPS-Club-Infostand in Tokyo anlässlich der 150-Jahrfeier am 23. Oktober 2011 | by chairman Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus

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