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

A unique opportunity for EU companies to host Japanese S&T university students as interns for R&D

Vulcanus in Europe 2022 -2023  
Ongoing
Vulcanus in Europe 2023 -2024  
Internship Period: 21 AUG 2023-15 MAR 2024 (Belgium, France, Germany: 18 SEPT 2023-15 mar 2024) 
Vulcanus in Europe 2024 -2025 
The call will be launched in JUN 2023. Deadline to apply: 23 SEPT 2023 
Companies  from eastern and Baltic countries are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Special consideration is given to companies prioritizing sustainability

 

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BENEFITS FOR THE HOST COMPANY

By taking part in Vulcanus, the company gains an insight into Japanese business culture, benefits from a valuable addition to its R&D team and is assisted in the development of its business with Japan, through establishing links for a future cooperation

IN A NUTSHELL

'Vulcanus in Europe' programme offers EU companies an opportunity to host Japanese S&T university students as interns (or, also called 'trainees') in R&D for a 7-month period (or, 6-month in case of internships in France and Germany).

Your Japanese interns will bring a valuable addition to your workforce and a positive input in the development of your business with Japan.

'Vulcanus in Europe' is a 1-year programme, taking place in Europe and is divided into two main parts:

  • Language Training (4 months): Japanese students (your future interns) will arrive in Europe in April 2023 and attend an intensive language course for 4 months in order to gain a working knowledge of the EU language spoken in their future host company.
  • Internship (6 - 7 months): From 21 August 2023 (or 18 September if the internship is based in France or Germany ) to 15 March 2023, students join their host company in order to work as interns.

 

 

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

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

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/


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