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Professor Stephen Holloway Professor of Chemical Physics Executive Pro Vice-Chancellor

Case studies of HE-Business Links 80% of Japanese R&D is carried out in industrial research labs. Industry does not value the PhD degree as a graduate entry point. Why is this, do trans-national corporations have unique hiring practices Japan? Is it necessary for us to try to turn this around or not?

In Japan and the UK there are strong government directives that univers should be both closer to society and that research should help to innova business. Case studies for the building of “international research triangles�.


niversity strategy 2009

Research & Knowledge Exchange


aculty strategy 2010 “Our strategic aim is to extend the reach of our learning and research agenda by developing strong partnerships with a limited number of international research-led institutions and to focus these in a restricted number of countries.�

The International Graduate School will drive our research, knowledge exchange and internationalisation agendas by establishing a pool of graduate students shared between Liverpool and overseas partner institutions Partner institutions could be highly rated overseas research laboratories, universities or well established institutions in countries where we see opportunity for strategic capacity building and CSR. Graduate students will (on average) spend two years at Liverpool and two years at the partner institution, leading to a joint or dual award.

The basic fee model involves sharing the tuition fee with the partner institution w the PIs picking up student subsistence. Fees can also be partially covered by a industrial collaborator, giving greater flexibility for student numbers. Sharing the funding gives a joint responsibility for the project and this focuses the attention of staff on raising their international profile and securing external funding.



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RIKEN was first organised in 1917 as a private research foundation, and reorga 2003 as an independent administrative institution under the Ministry of Educatio Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. MoU signed in Q1 2009 (with SPring-8) Institutional visit in Q3 2010 Agreement signed in Liverpool in Q4 2010 Two students begin joint PhD in Q4 2010


Agree to hire in 3 students per year in STEM subjects Joint PhD programme

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was founded in March 1949. It is a multidisciplinary institute engaging in both fundamental and applied research in chemistry and chemical engineering Home to the first National Laboratory for Clean Energy in China. Institutional visit in Q4 2010 Tripartite MoU signed in March 2011 with BP Two students to begin PhDs in Q3 2011 Dual PhD programme

渤澡 Bohai Sea

Ocean University, Qingdao Founded in 1924, the Ocean University is a comprehensive university with interests in all aspects of the marine environment from biology through engineering to law. First contact made in 2008 through research link Institutional visit in Q1 2011 Tripartite MoU signed in August 2010 with NOC Two students to begin PhDs in Q3 2011 Dual PhD programme

渤澡 Bohai Sea

A worked example; UoL Exchange with Kaneka Corporation Dr Tomokazu Tozawa Visiting researcher from Kaneka Corporation in Liverpool Chemistry Department between 2007–2008 Industrial sabbatical supported by Kaneka, local costs met by the University of Liverpool Influential outputs: Tozawa et al., Nature Mater., 2009, 8, 973 Nature Chem., 2010, 2, 750 Nature Chem., 2010, 2, 915 Nature Comm., 2011, 2, 207 Nature, 2011, 474, 367

“Visit has opened up a whole new area of materials ‘Porous organic cages research” (acceptance address of RSC Corday-Morgan Medal recipient, 2008)

Autonomous systems igh performance computing Environmental change

clear energy


Food security

Digital society Personalised medicine Materials

anaging risk

The Higgs

Renewable energy

The ocean environment Biocompatibility

Changing cultures

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