The Society for Surviving Life In Public (and private)
- meeting the needs of people who don't need meetings -
What is SSLIPUP?
SSLIPUP is the "Society for Surviving Life in Public (and private) Universities,
Please!", and was founded in 2001. The aim of the Society is to
help you get along, or rather to survive, if you are working and teaching
at universities in Japan. Originally only aimed at public universities
with their wonderful bureaucracy, we are also open to private universities.
As all national universities have become independent administrative
units (which is sometimes called "privatisation") in April 2004,
differences between universities will become smaller anyway.
During the JALT conferences we talk to several other instructors every year, and we also attend the spring conferences of the Japanische Geselllschaft für Germanistik (日本独文学会) every year in Tokyo.
SSLIPUP's headquarters are at Aichi University of Education (Aichi Kyoiku Daigaku愛知教育大学, or Aikyodai for short) in Kariya, which lies between Nagoya and Toyota in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Founder and General Secretary of SSLIPUP is Anthony Robins, teaching English at Aikyodai. Webmaster and treasurer is Oliver Mayer, teaching German at the same university.
You are welcome to join SSLIPUP, regardless of race, gender, nationality. Contact us (see below).
(to prevent spam, please remove xy- and -yx from the addresses before sending)
www.sslipup.de - you may be surprised that this homepage has a ".de" domain.
There are two reasons for that: First, the webmaster is German,
and second (and more important) it is much cheaper to get a de-domain
than an org-, net- or com-domain. However, just the main page has
the de-domain, other pages are stored on other servers. As those other
servers may change, please set a link only onto the main page. Danke!
Some text on this page is written in Japanese font, which you may not be able to see if your browser cannot show them.
This homepage was created on Friday, 13 December 2002 (that's true!),
in Nagoya, Japan, using the German version of Netscape Composer 4.6, later
versions using the (US-American) Composer 7.01.
Last update: 30 May 2005