Nov 27, 2018
On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Mr. Tomas Michalek, a current Sylff fellow (2018) at Comenius University, visited the Sylff Association secretariat in Tokyo. He is currently a PhD student at Comenius University in Bratislava, as well as a senior research manager at the Slovak Academy of Sciences.
Tomas was on his first visit to Japan to attend INGSA2018, a conference organized by the International Network for Government Science Advice on November 6–7, hosted by the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo.
The theme of his dissertation is the “Effectivity of Different Models of Scientific Advice Platforms,” focusing on how academic knowledge and scientific evidence can be translated into more effective policy-making. He also conducts workshops to bring Slovakian citizens, policy-makers, and academics together to discuss policy and to increase the involvement of citizens in future policy-making.
The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research, which serves as the Sylff Association secretariat, is a public policy think tank that is also actively engaged in promoting the use of scientific evidence in informing policy. We look forward to learning more about his research and possibly collaborating on a joint research project in the future.