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The British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities, will hold a symposium Dec. 9 about university reform and innovation in Japan and Britain.

It is the second conference in the Japan-UK Dialogue Series and id titled “Are international collaborations effective in improving research strength?” Participants will discuss achievements and the future of multilateral collaborations among universities in different countries.

The conference will feature professor Sir Steve Smith, vice chancellor and chief executive at University of Exeter, and Jonathan Adams, chief scientist at IT firm Digital Science, as well as Seitaro Muto, deputy director of Kyoto University’s research administration office.

The event will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the JP Tower Hall & Conference in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo. Participation is free.

University researchers, administrative staff and university students are especially encouraged to join. Government officials are also welcome. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Japanese.

For details and registration, visit www.britishcouncil.jp/en/events/uk-japan-research-collaboration .

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