With the submission of the final report in September 2019 and approval by the DFG Senate Committee for Research Training Groups in July 2020, the SeleCa program reached its end after more than ten years of hard work, intense exchange and fruitful research. We thank all participants in this program for their interest and activity. In particular, we wish the doctoral students both in Aachen and Osaka all the best for their future career. We do hope that the cross national exchange was meaningful and enriched the educational content during the doctoral course.

Jun Okuda
July 2020