Science and technology offer solutions for many problems in the world. With the industrial and life science products developed within our Scientific Solutions Division, we contribute to that. At Olympus, we furthermore believe in the power of innovation and want to foster intelligent ideas. That’s why our aim is to promote the development of young talents and scientists in pushing the boundaries of knowledge. We do this by supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education as well as scholarships for scientists.
In terms of research: frog skin in a magnified view, displayed with the Olympus FV3000 microscope.
Promoting talent, fostering innovations
To establish contact between Japanese and German schools, the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB) organizes a Science Youth Program for high school students. Olympus provides financial support for the program on two levels.
Immersing oneself in a foreign culture, interacting with peers and building international friendships is a special and often formative experience for school exchange students. The horizon is broadened, new perspectives are unlocked and it is also a whole lot of fun.
In order to initiate permanent contact between Japanese and German schools and to inform about the position of Japan in the field of STEM education, the Japanese-German Center Berlin has established the JDZB (Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin) Science Youth Program for German-Japanese student exchanges. The program is aimed towards upper secondary schools in Germany with Japanese-language classes, all STEM and STEM-friendly schools – those with a highly developed focus on natural sciences. Projects on science or technical themes are to be planed and developed further with a correspondingly oriented partner school in Japan.
Olympus provides financial support to the program and thereby aims to not only support the intercultural exchange but also the scientific-technical projects among the high school students as lived out in daily life by some colleagues. Part of the program also involves a visit to the respective company headquarters in Hamburg and Tokyo.Learn more about JDZB