30. November 2020

New cooperation with Japan Bridge to the Far East: University of Bonn and Japanese Institutes cooperate

University of Bonn and National Institutes for the Humanities agree on cooperation

The University of Bonn and the Japanese National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU) have signed a cooperation agreement. It defines the terms of cooperation between the two institutions in research and comes into force on December 1, 2020.

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Bridge to the Far East - Symbolic © photo: colourbox.de

The agreement is initially valid for five years and regulates the exchange of guest researchers, mutual access to research institutions and cooperation in joint projects. The Rector of the University of Bonn, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch, and NIHU President Minami Hirakawa signed the agreement by mail due to the corona pandemic.

The NIHU consists of six first-class research institutes in language, literature, history, ethnology, Japanese studies and natural history, located in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. They have important museums and collections on their fields of expertise that are recognized worldwide. Thanks to the cooperation agreement, Bonn researchers can now use their resources in a network instead of cooperating individually with each of these institutes. This also includes the possibility of coordinating research projects at several institutions simultaneously.

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Zöllner from the Department of Japanese and Korean Studies at the University of Bonn is leading a pilot research project for this on Japanese sound carriers of the pre-war period.

Contact for the media:
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Zöllner
Department of Japanese and Korean Studies
University of Bonn
Nassestr. 2
D-53113 Bonn
Phone: 0228/73-4848
e-mail: zoellner@uni-bonn.de

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