Institute head, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Institute of Land Use Systems, Germany
Professor, Humboldt University of Berlin, Faculty of Life Science Institute of Agriculture and Horticulture, Germany
Prof. Bellingrath-Kimura has been appointed as joint professor of the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) and Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, since 2015. She is the head of the Institute of Land Use Systems. She worked at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, where she was one of the first tenure- track associate professors. She has been internationally active as visiting professor/researcher at several international universities, such as Cornell University, São Paulo University, and Technical University of Munich. Her main research interest is the cross- and interdisciplinary approach to optimize ecosystem services in agroecosystems. Beside her research activities, she is active as a mentee for early carrier female scientists in various countries.
Vice President for Strategic Alliances, Global Academic Relations, Elsevier
Anders Karlsson, PhD, joined in 2012 Elsevier as Vice President for Strategic Alliances, Global Academic Relations, to support Elsevier’s relations with key stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining Elsevier, he was for five years Counselor for Science and Innovation at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo (Japan), with a regional responsibility for Japan and South Korea. Before serving as Science Counselor, he was for 10 years Professor in Quantum Photonics at the Royal Institute of Technology - KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics, both from the Royal Institute of Technology - KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. He has a strong interest in the societal impact of science and is a frequent speaker on topics such as research management, science and innovation policy, and currently is also involved in Elsevier’s work on the support to the United Nations sustainable development goals.
Director and Chair Professor, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof Angela Ki Che Leung is currently Director of the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Chair Professor of History, Joseph Needham-Philip Mao Professor at the University of Hong Kong, and Academician of the Academia Sinica, Taiwan. She received her B.A. in history at the University of Hong Kong and her doctoral degree (History) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. She was Director of the Sun Yat-sen Institute for Social Sciences and Philosophy at the Academia Sinica, research fellow at the Institute of History and Philology, Professor of History at the National Taiwan University and Chair Professor of History at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She published books and articles on charitable organizations in the Ming-Qing period and on the history of medicine and diseases in China of the late imperial and modern periods.
President, Science Council of Japan
Professor Takashi ONISHI is President of Science Council of Japan (SCJ). He is also President of Toyohashi University of Technology since April 2014. With a Dr.Eng. degree given by The University of Tokyo in 1980, he was a professor at Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo for many years. He finished his duty there in 2013 and became Emeritus Professor.