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First Australian Elected To Japanese Science Academy

The Australian Academy of Science President, Professor Suzanne Cory, has become the first Australian to be admitted to The Japan Academy.

| March 25, 2013 | Academia

AsianScientist (Mar. 25, 2013) – The Australian Academy of Science President, Professor Suzanne Cory, has become the first Australian to be admitted to The Japan Academy (Nippon Gakushi-in).

“I am proud to be the first Honorary Member representing Australia amongst a very special group of scientist from all around the world,” said Professor Cory, who is visiting Japan to formally be admitted as one of only 27 Honorary Members.

The Academy, which is supported by the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, is tasked to carry out programs that contribute to the advancement of academic pursuit in Japan. It also accords special recognition to researchers based on their academic and scientific achievement.

“[Professor Cory’s] devotion to encourage young researchers of the world and Japan has been highly significant and enlightening,” said the Japan Academy in a statement.

Professor Cory, who is in Japan from March 16-27, has met with the Academy’s President, Dr. Masaaki Kubo, and other senior members to discuss bilateral relationships. Professor Cory has also met with senior science and diplomatic officials at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo.

During her visit, she has also given lectures at the University of Tokyo Medical School, the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine/Biostudies, and Osaka University.

The Australian Academy of Science has built collaborative relationships with scientists in Japan over many years, including through a joint exchange program with the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science and a program of postdoctoral and invitation fellowships for Australian researchers to work in Japanese research institutions.

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Source: Australian Academy of Science; Photo: Suzanne Cory/AAS.
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