Students and Japan enthusiasts were invited to share and discover their initiatives and projects around the theme of Japan at the Franco-Japanese Management Centre (CFJM) in the Rennes Graduate School of Management (IGR-IAE) on 3rd March 2017. The CFJM organised the evening to mark the occasion of the Japanese festival Hina Matsuri, or Doll Festival, which also announces the arrival of spring in Japan. The evening was organised by Karine Picot-Coupey, director of the centre and teacher, and its president, Vincent Chamaret.
Franco-Japanese Management Centre (CFJM)
The Franco-Japanese Management Centre (CFJM) will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2017. Created in 1992 at the initiative of the Department of International Trade, it is a bicultural centre housed in the Rennes Graduate School of Management (IGR-IAE). CFJM is the training component of the operation “Japan, it's possible!” and “France-Japan: A partner spirit”. The centre provides Japanese language courses as well as offering a Master's in Business Administration - Management of Japanese businesses.
Japan and Université de Rennes 1
Université de Rennes 1 has a strong relationship with Japan. The university has bilateral agreements with 12 Japanese institutions, and in particular with Tohoku University in Sendai (twinned with Rennes since 1967). Each year, Université de Rennes 1 and Tohoku University organise the Frontier workshop in materiels science. Tohuku is also a partner institution in the Erasmus+ International programme for student and teacher mobility.
In terms of research, an International Research Laboratory IM-LED Impacting materials with light and electric fields and watching real time dynamics was recently created including several Japanese universities, and the University of Tokyo as project coordinator.
The Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes (ISCR) is a partner in the International Joint Research Laboratory CNRS St Gobain Laboratory for Innovatice Key Materials and Structures (LINK) hosted in the National Institute of Material Sciences (NIMS) in Tsukuba.
Université de Rennes 1 awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to two Japanese chemists, Professor Shun-Ichi Murahashi of Osaka University in 1998 and Professor Ryoji Noyori Nobel prizewinner in Chemistry of Nagoya University in 2000.