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Kyoto International Forum for Environment and Energy (KIFEE) was created in 2004 by the universities in the Kyoto region to establish an international arena for multi-disciplinary strategic co-operation to develop a sustainable society, inspired by the Kyoto Protocol. KIFEE has developed into an advanced “process”/arena where people + trust + inspiration create multidisciplinary teamwork cooperation that may solve challenges important for a sustainable society. For aiming to promote and exchange the knowledge of the sustainable society, the six symposia (2004 Kyoto, 2006 Trondheim, 2007 Otsu, 2009 Trondheim, 2011 Kyoto, 2012 trondheim, 2014 Kyoto, 2015 Trondheim, 2017 Kyoto, 2018 Tromsø-Trondheim) held so far, alternating between Japan and Norway, have attracted some 50 participants from the visiting side. This demonstrates not only the interest in the themes covered during the meetings, but also the close friendships made between the colleagues. Within this environment, discussions are held in a very open and productive atmosphere.


The driving force for the successful development was the vision of KIFEE, i.e to handle global challenges. This has attracted researchers from material and energy sector to agree upon and develop new multidisciplinary working areas. The material and energy areas are also strong international high-priority areas in both Japan and Norway.

The KIFEE-11 topics will include the following areas:

1. Process Engineering
2. Electrolysis Systems
3. Advanced Inorganic Materials
4. Advanced Biological Materials
5. Education in Energy and Environment

Plenary Sessions
1. Strategic Session
2. Workshop Plenaries

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