Dec 15, 2011

Sylff News 2011


We were delighted to welcome many Sylff fellows and other members of the Sylff community to our office in Tokyo this year. Articles detailing the visits can be accessed by clicking on the names/links below. We hope to welcome many more visitors in 2012, so please be sure to contact us when you have plans to come to Japan!

Dorjkhuu Otgontuya (Mongolia), Madhuchanda Ghosh (India), Kurtis Nakamura and Judith Li (United States), Lars Gaupset (Norway), Noah Smith (United States), Yusuke Tanaka (Japan) and Roman Pasca (Romania), Christina Davis (Princeton University, United States), Takeo Hoshi (UCSD, United States), Abu Shonchoy (Bangladesh), Waseda University award ceremony.

Sylff Worldwide

Many universities marked the twentieth anniversary of their Sylff programs in 2011, including Columbia University (United States), University of Helsinki (Finland), Massey University (New Zealand), Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales (Australia), and Howard University (United States).

In addition, Serbia’s National Bank governor expressed gratitude for the opportunities provided by Sylff, Jadavpur University’s Sylff Association released its sixth newsletter, “Hope for Japan” concerts for March disaster victims featuring Sylff fellows were held in Vienna, and the University of California, San Diego, hosted a “Tribute to Friends” event to mark its fiftieth anniversary.

Operation Manual

The Sylff Operation Manual

has been revised to keep pace with the rapidly changing financial situation of recent years. The Sylff website and networking page using Facebook were also renewed in 2011. A fellow support program called Sylff Research Abroad has been renewed, and applications are now being solicited. Please note that the first application deadline will be January 13, 2012. We hope that they will lead to the further enrichment of the program worldwide.