Past Partnerships

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From April 2012 to December 2016 the Nexa Center cooperated with an international partner, the Internet & Society Lab at Keio University, in Tokyo, Japan, for the development of joint interdisciplinary research projects and initiatives.


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In April 2012 the Nexa Center announced the signing of a partnership agreement with the Internet & Society Lab at Keio University (Tokyo, Japan). The agreement provides for the development of joint research projects, seminars, conferences, courses as well as the exchange of researchers between the two research centers. The signing was preceded by the appointment in June 2011 of prof. Juan Carlos De Martin, co-founder and co-director of the Nexa Center, as Keio Senior Visiting Researcher. Furthermore, in early December 2011 prof. De Martin visited Keio University, giving a lecture to Japanese students and meeting with prof. Jun Murai, director of Internet & Society Lab, as well as Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies at Keio. “The Internet has become a global phenomenon at an unprecedented speed, affecting societies worldwide”, says Professor Jun Murai. “It is now time that the Internet & Society research groups in different parts of the world start strengthening their ties, to create not only a pool of shared research results, but, more importantly, of mutual understanding among researchers living in different political, cultural and economic contexts. This agreement with the Nexa Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino is a much welcome step in that direction.”