Japan-UK Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiatives


RENKEI is the Japanese word for ‘collaboration,’ and is an acronym for Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiatives.

RENKEI is a new platform for a dynamic partnership between the UK and Japan in industry and higher education developed in March 2012.

RENKEI will promote the development of innovative solutions to the challenges facing knowledge-based economies by bringing together talented individuals from the respective nations and diverse backgrounds.

RENKEI will create an environment that will allow such individuals to share their knowledge, skills and experience towards shaping the future world.

RENKEI (British Council)外部リンク

RENKEI member universities

Kyoto University, Kyushu University, Nagoya University, Osaka University, Ritsumeikan University, Tohoku University
University of Bristol, University of Leeds, University of Liverpool, Newcastle University, University of Southampton, University College London (UCL)

Upcoming Programs

    The application information for each programme will be announced here once available. The application for the following workshop has been closed.
    Time Host University Location Workshop Theme

    17 - 26 Aug. 2017
    University of Liverpool and Ritsumeikan University
    University of Liverpool RENKEI PAX Workshop 2017 ~Emancipating the Mind: History, Politics and Heritage

Past programmes

Organizer Place Theme
1 - 12 Jul, 2013
University of Bristol, Kyoto University University of Bristol Skill Training Programme for Early Career Researchers
“Urban Sustainability and Resilience”外部リンク
2 - 13 Dec, 2013 Kyoto University
4 - 8 Aug, 2014
Nagoya University
Nagoya University Japan-UK Joint Workshop on Aerospace Engineering外部リンク
8 - 12 Sep, 2014
Tohoku University,
University of Southampton
Aobayama Campus, Tohoku University Young Scholars Addressing Global Challenges
Tohoku University:Energy Supply within Traditional and Environmentally Conscious Growth Models外部リンク
University of Southampton:“District Energy Supply within Cities”PDF
22 - 29 Mar, 2015
University of Southampton
2 - 13 Aug, 2015
UCL, Osaka University
UCL RENKEI Intercultural workshop at UCL
<Renaissance Entrepreneurship: Shaping the future of demographic change外部リンク
28 Jun. - 5 Jul. 2016
University of Liverpool and Osaka University
University of Liverpool Living with an Ageing Society; Designing the Solutions for Future Ageing Society
21 Aug. - 2 Sep. 2016
Osaka University and University of Liverpool
Osaka University RENKEI Intercultural workshop at UCL
<Renaissance Entrepreneurship: Shaping the future of demographic change - 2nd Workshop
14 - 23 Sep. 2016
Ritsumeikan University and University of Liverpool
Ritsumeikan University RENKEI PAX SCHOOL 2016 -Enslaving the Mind-
26 Feb. - 3 Mar. 2017
University of Liverpool
University of Liverpool International Conference on Ageing
24 - 28 Jun. 2017
University of Southampton, Ritsumeikan University, Newcastle University
Ritsumeikan University Open Cultural Heritage Scholarship Workshop(Digital Cultural Heritage Business and Open Data: Bringing Rome to Japan)