MIRAI 2.0 – Connecting Swedish and Japanese universities through research, education and innovation is a three-year project (2020 – 2022) addressing scientific issues within Ageing, Materials Science, Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence  and Innovation and Entrepreneurship relevant to both countries.

The MIRAI 2.0 project aims to contribute to long-term collaborations and research excellence between Sweden and Japan through

– activities in research, education and innovation
– preparing the next generation of researchers

The main objectives of the project are to:

  • To contribute to long-term research collaborations promoting excellent science between Sweden and Japan through activities such as externally funded joint research proposals and jointly authored papers.
  • To promote mobility of researchers at an early stage of their career for them to gain knowledge, contacts, and networks to become future leaders of joint Swedish and Japanese research and education activities.
  • A deepened understanding of innovation systems and entrepreneurship in Japan and Sweden, and promote innovation and entrepreneurship in education and research.
  • Strengthened collaboration between Swedish and Japanese universities.
  • To continue a dialogue between Swedish and Japanese funding agencies and companies for future joint funding opportunities.
  • To increase the understanding of each other’s culture and societal conditions as the basis for future cooperation activities.
  • To promote Sweden and Japan as a destination for research and higher education activities and as nations of world-leading large-scale research infrastructure.
  • To observe and utilize best practice in innovative and translational research involving academia, public authorities, and industry.

Swedish Universities

University of Gothenburg (coordinating University)

Linköping University

Lund University

Uppsala University

Umeå University

Linnaeus University

Karlstad University

Örebro University

Jönköping University

Luleå University of Technology

Stockholm School of Economics (Associate member)

Japanese Universities

Nagoya University (coordinating University)

Hiroshima University

Hokkaido University

Sophia University

Kyushu University

The University of Tokyo

Tohoku University

Waseda University