Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Planas, Director Global Liaison Office of the National Institute of Informatics (NII) presented opportunities for research stays at the NII in Tokyo for master students and researchers (Ph.D. / Postdoc) in computer science or related disciplines (e.g., IT, Electrical Eng., Mathematics, Physics, etc.). Visitors to the NII can complete their master’s thesis or part of their research while being fully-funded through specialized stipends.

With 190 professors and an annual budget of 100 million Euro, the NII is Japan’s biggest and most prestigious research institute for computer science. Bela Gipp and several other members of our research group have completed research stays of 6 to 12 months at the NII. You can read about their very positive experiences here.

In his talk, Prof. Planas gave an overview of NII’s research areas and of the specialized funding programs offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Japanese government that enable master students and researchers from German institutions to work at the NII.

A video recording of the talk is available here

If you interested in a research stay at the NII, contact:
Norman Meuschke (, Phone: 1618)

Pictures and reports of former participants: