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Warwick researchers offer summer of support for Japanese colleagues

The University of Warwick has announced an offer of support for Japanese researchers whose day to day research activities continue to be affected by the recent disaster.

Warwick academic staff and academic departments will nominate Japanese colleagues that they are working with, or about to work with, who they believe would benefit from such a scheme, and who they wish to host within their department. The University will then offer accommodation and access to academic resources to a dozen of those nominated (up to 6 full time academic staff researchers and up to 6 PhD or post doctoral researchers). This will help them continue their research activities at Warwick for a maximum period of up to 8 weeks over this summer (July-August) while repair work or other disruptions are resolved at their home institutions.

Academic researchers will receive complimentary accommodation at Cryfield Grange for a maximum period of up to 4 weeks of their full duration of stay at Warwick. PhD or Post-Doctoral Researchers will receive subsidized student accommodation for a maximum period of up to 8 weeks of their full duration of stay at Warwick. All visiting researchers will be provided access to video-conferencing, library and other related facilities on campus. The offer also covers appropriate UK visa fees.

In parallel to this scheme Warwick will also offer two half-bursary places to senior Japanese university managers on the Warwick International Programme in the Leadership of Higher Education (WIPLM). The WIPLM is an intensive two week programme for university leaders and senior managers from outside the UK and is designed to provide opportunities to explore strategic issues and management challenges in international higher education management with experienced professionals.

For more information on the WIPLM and the research support scheme, please visit

Media wishing further information should contact:

Peter Dunn, Head of Communications
Communications Office, University House,
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 8UW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)24 76 523708 Mobile/Cell: +44 (0)7767 655860

PR81 14th June 2011