The 7th Japan-Norway Joint Committee Meeting on Cooperation in Science and Technology
November 16, 2021
- The 7th Japan-Norway Joint Committee Meeting on Cooperation in Science and Technology took place online on November 16.
- The Joint Committee Meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Nakane Takeshi, Ambassador for Science and Technology Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Ms. Maria Tagmatarchi Storeng, Director General of the Department for Governance of Higher Education and Research Institutions, Ministry of Education and Research (MER) of Norway. Attendees included a range of representatives from the relevant ministries and agencies of both countries.
- During the meeting, both sides shared the recent developments of national science technology and innovation policies and exchanged views on the current situation of collaborative activities. The committee also discussed the ways to promote further cooperation between universities and research institutions of both countries through dispatching of researchers, etc. The committee discussed the situation of bilateral cooperation and future directions in some of the priority areas identified at the previous committee meetings, including space research, polar research, marine research, as well as health, care, and welfare technology.