International Collaboration and Cooperation in Research
NIHU works to build connections for cooperation with institutions in other countries for research in the human sciences, invites scholars from other countries to study in Japan, helps arrange for
Japanese scholars to study abroad, and supports the holding of international research symposiums. In FY 2014, it supported the National Institute of Japanese Literature international symposium “Memory of Individuals and Groups in Early Modern Towns” and the National Museum of Ethnology’s Third International Symposium on Signed and Spoken Language Linguistics(SSLL3): “Language Description, Documentation and Conservation and Crossmodal
Typology.” NIHU has tie-ups with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) of the United Kingdom and other organizations overseas through which it promotes international research cooperation. Under its agreement with the AHRC, four graduate students and young researchers from the U.K. came to Japan for study.
New Agreement Signed with Arts and Humanities Research Council (U.K.)
Numerous research exchange projects and collaborative activities were held under an agreement between Japanís National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU) and the U.K. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) signed in October 2007. Following the termination of that agreement in December 2010, on January 25, 2011, a new agreement was signed at the AHRC headquarters by AHRC chief executive Rick Rylance and NIHU president Kinda Akihiro.
The new agreement states that the two institutions will cooperate in fostering networks of scholarly exchange, promoting exchange of graduate students and young researchers and facilitating peer review activities in pursuit of the common objectives of promoting exchange in academic research and exchange of information in the areas of arts and humanities.
Particularly with regard to exchange of graduate students and young researchers, it will now be possible, in addition to acceptance in Japan of outstanding graduate students from the U.K., to facilitate mutual exchange among young researchers, bringing young researchers to Japan and sending Japanese researchers to the U.K.
Caption: NIHU President Kinda Akihiro(right) and
AHRC chief executive Rick Rylance (left) sign the agreement.