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Professor Azapagic awarded Fellowship

News article posted: April 3rd, 2012

Professor Azapagic awarded a Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Professor Azapagic awarded Fellowship

Professor Adisa Azapagic was awarded a short-term Invited Research Fellowship in Japan, given by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to Senior Scientists with excellent research track. It follows collaboration on carbon footprinting and LCA with Professor Koji Nagano from the Muroran Institute of Technology, who visited the School and Sustainable Consumption Institute on several occasions. Adisa will be taking the Fellowship in the Autumn 2012 and will be staying at the Muroran Institute of Technology for three weeks. She will also visit several universities and organisations to give lectures and discuss future collaboration, including Tokyo City University, Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI) and Coop Sapporo.

About JSPS and the Invited Fellowship Programme:

  • The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) was established in 1937 with the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science in all fields. JSPS is funded by the Japanese Government and has a budget in excess of ¥330 billion (£2.8 billion) distributed across a range of different programmes.
  • The JSPS Invitation Fellowship for research in Japan (Short-term) is aimed at promoting international scientific exchange while advancing research in the subject field. It allows researchers in Japan to invite colleagues from other countries to Japan to participate in discussions, attend seminars, give lectures, or perform similar functions at their universities and research institutes.
  • The Invited Fellowship Programme (Short-term) received around 250 applications for 2012/13 of which 69 were in Engineering and 44% were awarded.