The Kyoto Prize at OxfordThe inaugural Kyoto Prize at Oxford took place on 8-9 May 2017. This will now be an annual event and...
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The 33rd Kyoto Prize was held on 10 November 2017 in Kyoto. The Kyoto Prize is an international award to honour those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind, and is presented annually in each of the following categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy. From this year all three laureates are invited to Oxford for a major event at the Blavatnik School of Government, the “Kyoto Prize at Oxford.”
The 2017 laureates of the Kyoto Prize are:
Advanced Technology: Takashi Miura, semiconductor engineer and inventor of the High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT)
Basic Sciences: Graham Farquhar, plant physiologist who has also made major contributions to the advancement of environmental and climate change sciences.
Arts and Philosophy: Richard Taruskin, musicologist and music critic who has written extensively on Western music.
The Kyoto Prize at Oxford will take place on 8 – 9 May 2018. We are greatly looking forward to welcoming the laureates to Oxford at that time.
The Oxford Alumni Club of Japan is a society run by alumni for alumni. Their next Christmas party and professional networking event will be held on Saturday 9 December in Shibuya.
The deadline for applications for the 2018 Oxford Uehiro St Cross Visiting Programme is Thursday 15 March 2018. This programme allows specialists from Japan to spend a year as a Visiting Student or Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.