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Vulcanus in Europe - host a Japanese trainee in R&D

For EU companies willing to host a Japanese trainee in R&D.

Industrial placements in R&D for 7 months (6 months in France

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 15 OCT 2020

DATES OF THE PLACEMENT: 23 AUG 2021 --> 18 MAR 2022 

(Starting date in France: 20 SEPT 2021)

IN A NUTSHELL

'Vulcanus in Europe' offers EU based companies the possibility to host a Japanese trainee in R&D. A valuable addition to their workforce and a positive input in the development of their business with Japan. For the trainees, the opportunity to acquire a know-how in view of future busienss relation with Europe. 

The placement lasts 7 months, from late August to late March (6 months in France, from late September onwards).

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME

The programme takes place in Europe and is structured in the following way:

1

Late April 

Students attend a seminar in Brussels on European culture, industry and the EU 

2

From late April to early August (or to September, if the placement is scheduled in France)

Students attend an intensive language course, to gain a working knowledge of the language spoken in their future host company

3

From late August 2021 (or late September if the placement takes place in France) --> to late March 2022

Students do a placement at an industrial company located in the EU (6 or 7 months depending on  the country)

 

WHAT IS Vulcanus in Europe? ||| ELIGIBILITY ||| WHO IS YOUR TRAINEE? ||| FROM THE APPLICATION TO THE MATCH ||| COSTS ||| VISAS AND PERMITS

 

Pedro Valente, Ph.D., Group Leader, R&D Modeling & PAT / Hovione (Portugal), https://www.hovione.com
Vulcanus in Europe 2018/19 supervisor

"It was delightful for Hovione R&D to have the opportunity to participate in the Vulcanus program and to host Mr. Masahiro Nakai. It was impressive to see how quickly Nakai-san got a sufficient grasp of the Portuguese language to be able to communicate with other colleagues and co-workers. The great work capacity of Mr. Nakai and his methodical approach enabled a very successful internship and, in spite of noticeable cultural differences, it was remarkable to see him quickly integrate into the team and to bring a very positive work environment. Overall, it was an absolute pleasure to have worked with Mr. Nakai."

Ronald Reuter, Manager Raw Materials and Chemical Laboratory - R&D / TMD Friction Services GmbH  (Germany),  https://www.tmdfriction.com
Vulcanus in Europe 2018/19 supervisor

"We were hosting Ayano Michibata in our department from August 2018 until March 2019. It was already the second time for us to host Japanese students from the Vulcanus programme. Ayano san has done her own research project provided made a valuable contribution for the group. Besides, we have used her skills in three languages to improve our communication with the contacts in our (Japanese) parent company. As with the previous students, we have greatly improved our understanding of the Japanese culture and we had lots of fun explaining some details of the German aspects of daily life.

For 2019, we have already accepted another student and are looking forward to gaining new insights into the Japanese mind and more valuable contributions to our work. Thanks to all the team at Vulcanus – you’re doing a great job”.

Takuma Sato, Tohoku University - Graduate School (major: physics)

Vulcanus in Europe participant (April 2019 - March 2020)
Host country: Germany
Host company: nextnano GmbH https://www.nextnano.de/

Testimonial in video

 

BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAMME

 

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