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University Supports Development of Japan-UK Collaborations

The University of Leeds has joined a group of UK and Japanese universities with the aim of developing closer collaborative links. The programme, developed by the British Council, has been named ‘Renkei’ ( It kicked off with a researcher development school for PhD students and post-doctoral staff which involved sessions in the UK and Japan.

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"Japan’s long experience of dealing with natural disasters means resilience is a fundamental concept in its cultural identity."

Ruth Bush with the 'Renkei' researcher development school

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