A Joint Symp. with Université de Strasbourg

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An one-day-symposium between Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, HU and iCube at Université de Strasbourg was held on 18 February. After being welcomed by Dean Naoshi Baba, Professor Robert Mose from iCube started the symposium with the introduction about the laboratory which was formed by the univ. and CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. The sessions were composed with the following talks and free discussion. 1.) Prof. Katsuhiko Sasaki (HU), Stent Development Considering Long-term Use from Mechanical Engineering Point of View 2.) Prof. Remmy Willinger (SU-iCube), Dynamical Characterization and Modelling of Biological Structures 3.) Prof. Hiroshi Hirata (HU), Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Imaging for Small … Continued

Canada’s Advanced Tech. Scene – Special Lecture – Report

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On haily Monday 17 February 2014, a special lecture by Mr. Stéphane-Enric Beaulieu Councillor and Senior Trade Commissioner for Investment, Energy & Natural Resources at Embassy of Canada in Japan was held at the main Engineering building.  International Exchange Office in Engineering plans to offer events in English for students in Engineering, particularly international students to access to more information about foreign countries or Japan, and this lecture was arranged for that in cooperation with Sapporo Office of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. Having studied Japanese at his Bachelor’s Course and worked in Tottori and Shimane Prefectures before at the embassy, Mr. Beaulieu is much familiar with the social and economic circumstances … Continued

e3 Snow Sculpture Contest

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The e3 Snow Sculpture Contest, one of the annual events in e3 English Engineering Education Programme, was held at the square in front of the Engineering Building on Saturday 15 February 2014. That weekend was another weekend when heavy snowfalls attacked Honshu the mainland and stopped almost all the public transport, however, the event was blessed with calm weather (even if the colour of the sky was not so pleasing), and encouraged e3 students’ wintry activities. Students including those who are from tropical/non-snowy countries created unique snow sculptures, and enjoyed even breaking all the work down, the last agenda of the contest and a snowball fight. *Result Announcement* FIRST PRIZE – … Continued

Graduation Ceremonry for the Preliminary Course of Japan-Korea Joint Gov’t Scholarship Programme

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7 students who attended ‘Japan-Korea Joint Government Scholarship Program in Science and Engineering Departments’ honorably accomplished their preliminary course for Bachelor’s programme started last October.  On 14 February 2014, the certificate of course completion was given to them from Dean Baba. Each student made a short speech in Japanese as the fruit of their 5 month study, in front of their teachers and tutors who supposed their academic life. Not only their sincere gratitude and statement for the coming Bachelor’s course at HU, they also introduced very first life in Hokkaido comically – such as a typical custom at convenience stores in Hokkaido to be asked whether or not heating … Continued

A Visit of JSPS Bonn Office Director

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On 11 February 2014, Prof. em. Dr. Keiichi  KODAIRA, JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Bonn Liaison Office Director visited Hokkaido University. Graduated from the University of Tokyo for Astronomy and Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel for Physics, Dr. Kodaira has taught and continued his research at institutions in Japan, Germany and U.S.A. and filled the post of director general at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan between 1994 and 2000 and the current post at JSPS Bonn Office since 2008. He visited Dean at Faculty of Engineering and HU President, and discussed the future cooperation/exchange between JSPS and HU particularly in the extent of Russia and other European countries, and toured Institute of Low Temperature and Science.

Canada’s Advanced Tech. Scene – Special Lecture

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International Affairs Office of Engineering is pleased to announce a special lecture by Mr. Stéphane-Enric Beaulieu Councillor/Senior Trade Commissioner for Investment, Energy and Natural Resources at Embassy of Canada in Japan as the following: Canada Lecture TITLE Canada’s Advanced Technology Scene – Working in the New Global Economic/Technological Context SPEAKER Mr. Stéphane-Enric Beaulieu Cllr./Senior Trade Commr. for Invt., Energy & Natural Resources at Embassy of Canada in Japan *Previous assignments incl. Senior Trade Cmmr. for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon & Iraq, Trade Commr. for the ICT Sector in Tokyo, NE Regnl. Coord. for ICT at Foreign Affairs & Int’l Trade HQ in Ottawa, and Exec. Asst. to the Asst. Deputy Minister for … Continued

The 4th Sci-Tech Talk in English by World-class Specialist

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Paleoenvironmental Seminar in Sapporo and Office for International Academic Support (OIAS), Faculty of Science are pleased to announce the fourth “Sci-Tech Talk in English” by Dr. Ludvig Lowenmark from National Taiwan University and Dr. Stephan Steinke from University of Bremen: Sci Tech Talk 4 Poster and Map   TITLES 1.) The Mighty Stingray vs. the Clever Shrimp: 16 Million Year Old Trace Fossils Tell Their Stories! 2.) How Did the Monsoon Influence Human Societies Across Asia in the Past? Examples from the Geological Record SPEAKERS 1.) Dr. Ludvig Lowenmark Associate Professor at National Taiwan University 2.) Dr. Stephan Steinke Senior Researcher at University of Bremen TIME AND DATE 1.) 17.30-18.00 2.) 18.00-18.30 … Continued

A Visit of Ambassador at Embassy of Poland in Japan

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His excellency Cyryl Kozaczewski Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Japan visited Hokkaido University together with Mr. Tomasz Jamroz First Secretary in Economy and S&T Cooperation at the Embassy of Poland on a freezing cold day of February. They were greeted by HU President, members at Office of International Affairs and also Dean Naoshi Baba and Prof. Kiyotaka Matsuura from Faculty of Engineering which has a strong academic connection with Poland as student exchange with AGH University of Science and Technology. Further promotion of academic exchange between HU and institutions in Poland was discussed.