Training of future research leaders in the fields of Ageing, Materials Science and Sustainability is an important part of the MIRAI project. In each topic activities for PhD candidates are carried out, both in Sweden and Japan.

youngMIRAI-2019: “Electronic And Magnetic Properties Of Materials Using Large Scale Facilities”

youngMIRAI-2019 is a two week course on Materials Science at large-scale facilities like synchrotrons and spallation sources. Its focus is on the techniques used at those large-scale facilities for the determination of electronic and magnetic properties of materials.

The first week will be held at the Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center (HiSOR), while the second week will be held together with the annual Neutron and Muon PhD School at the Japanese Proton Accelerator Research Center (J-PARC) near Tokyo.

In the spirit of the MIRAI project, youngMIRAI will put a strong focus on fostering lasting collaborations between young and upcoming scientist. This will be achieved by including a variety of scientific soft-skill lectures as well as networking events during the course, with ample of time for social activities to develop personal connection between the participants.

More details are found here.

Date and Place
October 20–26, 2019, Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center (HiSOR), Japan.
October 28 –November 2, 2019, Japan proton Accelerator Complex (J-PARC), Japan.

Dr. Yasmine Sassa and Dr. Eike Schwier

Membranes for a sustainable future, 17-21 November, Lund/Sweden
This short course for PhD candidates takes place from 17-21 November in Sweden and includes lectures within relevant topics of the field as well as site visits.

Date and Place
November 17–21, 2019, Lund, Sweden

Registration and Information
Prof. Lipnizki, Lund University


Portraying Old Age and Ageing to Counteract Ageism
A multidisciplinary Master Class course for PhD students and postdocs will be offered in connection with the 9th Congress of IAGG-ER – European Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, in Gothenburg, Sweden. The theme for the Master Class is “Portraying Old Age and Ageing to Counteract Ageism” and emphasizes how knowledge based on gerontological and geriatric research can challenge age stereotypes, misconceptions and ageism.

Date and Place
May 22 – 26, 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden

For more details please see Master Class Course in Gerontology and Geriatric.

Registration and Information
Dr. Boo Johansson
Dr. Susanne Iwarsson


Short courses 2018

Membranes for a sustainable water cycle, 14-18 October, Japan
This short course for PhD candidates takes place from 14-18 October in Japan and includes lectures within relevant topics of the field as well as site visits. Registration deadline 28 September.

Content of the course
1. Comprehensive understanding of state-of art membrane technology for water treatment.
2. General introduction on water system for sustainable water use/recycle.
3. General introduction on membrane technology for sustainable development goals.
4. Membrane technology, include membrane fabrication (polymer and ceramic membranes) and transport phenomena such as solution-diffusion model and concentration polarization.
5. Drinking water production membrane application to water treatment.
6. Membrane fouling and solving the problems.
7. Membrane bio-reactor, including ANNOX.
8. Practical water treatment using membrane, including field test of Cl-tolerant membranes.
8. Visit to Toray Industries, Inc., one of the largest chemicals manufactures, including membranes (RO/NF/UF/MF) (
9. Mutual understanding and exchange of idea among participants though discussion.

Registration and Information
To register please send the following information to the organisiers: Registration and Short bio

Prof. Tsuru, Hiroshima University
Prof. Yamaguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Prof. Lipnizki, Lund University


Sustainable Mobility and System Control Sciences, 19-25 August, Japan
This short course aims at introducing system modelling, control theory, learning and optimization theory, as well as applications in sustainable automotive power train systems. Topics range from system identification, learning dynamical systems, model predictive control (MPC) and optimization to fundamentals of extreme learning machine (ELM) and future trends of machine learning. Applications of advanced engine combustion control and power train control will also be highlighted. An interactive poster session will be held during the course.

The program will take place from August 19 through August 26 on our campus in Tokyo and will include an overnight industrial technical tour at Higashi-Fuji Technical Center of Toyota Motor Corporation in Shizuoka Prefecture.

Registration and Information
Dr. YahuiZhang
Dr. XunShen