26 Apr FAJS: First Collaboration Program Announced
AJBCC member company Rio Tinto has established the first Australia-Japan Collaboration Program under the the Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies (FAJS).
FAJS is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in Australia that facilitates private-sector funding to support collaborations between academic institutions, government and industry in Australia and Japan. FAJS seeks to support the people who are transforming the bilateral relationship through Australia-Japan collaboration in science, technology and innovation.
The Chair of the FAJS is Murray McLean AO, former Australian Ambassador to Japan and currently Chair of the Australia Japan Foundation(AJF).
Rio Tinto, the FAJS and The University of Tokyo have announced the appointment of Professor Jennifer Corbett as the first Rio Tinto Australia-Japan Collaboration Program, Professorial Fellow (Rio Tinto Fellow). Professor Corbett has been an academic and researcher of the Japanese economy at the Australian National University (ANU), and in the UK, at the University of Oxford. She is also an Executive Committee Member of the AJBCC.