Study-in-Japan scholarship launched as homage to Paris terror victim

PARIS – Writing a doctoral thesis in the area of artificial intelligence while staying in Japan was a dream of Hugo Sarrade, who, at 23, fell victim to the deadly Paris terror attacks last November. In tribute to his hopes, a scholarship program for French students who wish to study in Japan has been established at the initiative of his father, Stephane Sarrade, 50. In an interview the father said he hopes the new scholarship will give opportunities to young people who have the same ambition Hugo did. The Sarrade family’s ties with Japan began when the father, who now works for the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, or CEA, won an award for his doctoral dissertation in physical chemistry at an academic conference in Sendai in 1997.…


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