Blending education and the fostering of lasting networks within the future generation of scientists into a single event.

What is it?

The MIRAI PhD school is a two weeks event (20th October 2019 to 2nd November 2019) that focuses on Materials Science at large-scale facilities like synchrotrons and spallation sources. Its focus is on the techniques used at those large-scale facilities for the determination of electronic and magnetic properties of materials.

The first week (20th October - 26th October) will be held at the Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center (HiSOR), while the second week (27th October - 2nd November) will be held together with the 4th Neutron and Muon PhD School at the Japanese Proton Accelerator Research Center (J-PARC) near Tokyo.

In the spirit of the MIRAI project, the MIRAI PhD school will put a strong focus on fostering lasting collaborations between young and upcoming scientist. This will be achieved by including a variety of scientific soft-skill lectures as well as networking events during the course, with ample time for social activities to develop personal connection between the participants.

Have a look at our pitch presentation.

who is it for?

The MIRAI PhD school is open to members from all MIRAI universities and will welcome up to 20 participants (PhD students and early post-doc level researchers), 10 from Japanese and Swedish universities each. To foster diversity, the MIRAI PhD school will try to accept at least one applicant from each member university. Remaining seats will be filled based on the merit of the Letter of Motivation alone.

supported by




Hiroshima University


Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center


Japan-Proton Accelerator Radiation Center

Swedish MIRAI universities

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Japanese MIRAI universities


Higashi-Hiroshima City

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