Science and technology offer solutions to many problems in the world. With the industrial and life science products developed within our Scientific Solutions Division, we contribute to that. Furthermore, at Olympus, we believe in the power of innovation and work to foster intelligent ideas. That’s why our aim is to promote the development of young talent 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 innovation
To establish contact between Japanese and German schools, the Japanese-German Centre Berlin (JDZB) organises a Science Youth Programme 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 Japanese position in the STEM education field, the Japanese-German Centre Berlin has established the JDZB (Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin) Science Youth Programme for German-Japanese student exchanges. The programme is aimed at 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 with science or technical themes will be planned and developed further with a correspondingly oriented partner school in Japan.
Olympus provides financial support to the programme, thereby aiming not only to support intercultural exchange but also scientific-technical projects among the high school students as lived out in daily life by some colleagues. Part of the programme also involves a visit to the respective company headquarters in Hamburg and Tokyo.Find out more about JDZB