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Feb 28, 2024

German Diet members visit LAC-SYS and DFKI Lab Japan

Six members of the German Bundestag’s Committee on Internal Affairs and Community visited the Nakamozu Campus on February 9, 2024, to tour research institutes and exchange views with researchers.

Committee group coordinator Sebastian Hartmann led the delegation, accompanied by Consul General Melanie Saxinger of the German Consulate General Osaka-Kobe.

Vice President Hiroyuki Sakuragi welcomed the delegation and gave a presentation on OMU’s cooperation with Germany and the Innovation Academy project that OMU is promoting.

The delegation then toured the Research Institute for Light-induced Acceleration System (LAC-SYS) and the DFKI Lab Japan, which was created in cooperation with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). The German lawmakers engaged in lively discussions with the researchers showing them the facilities.

Vice President Hiroyuki Sakuragi

Members of the German delegation

Research Institute for Light-induced Acceleration System (LAC-SYS) Deputy Director Shiho Tokonami

DFKI Lab Japan Director Koichi Kise

Tour of LAC-SYS facility

Visit to DFKI Lab Japan

OMU has long collaborated with DFKI, one of the world’s oldest AI research centers, making this visit by German Diet members possible.

Going forward, the university aims to enhance ties with Germany and deepen exchanges not only in research fields but also in a host of other areas.

Related links

Light-induced Acceleration System (LAC-SYS)  (Japanese text)

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Japanese Article


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