A Visit from Korea

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Assoc.Dean Prof. Jaewon Chung and 9 administrative staff from the College of Engineering, Korea University visited the Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University on Friday June 23. Prof. Yukinori Kobayashi (Dean of the  Graduate School of Engineering) welcomed the delegation. After the courtesy visit, the group went to a campus tour with two Korean students who currently studying in Graduate School of Engineering, Jihee Kim (Master’s course student) and Yongho Chung (Doctoral course Student).  

A Visit from Thammasat University, Thailand

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The delegation members from the Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University were welcomed by the Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University on Thursday June 15.  Asso. Prof. Prapat Wangskarn (Dean of Faculty of Engineering),  Asso.Prof. Chainarong Chaktranond (Assistant to the Rector), Asst.Prof. Monchai Pruekwilailert (Deputy Dean of Faculty of Engineering), and Ms. Jantima Thongpiam, Secretary of Twining Engineering Program visited our campus to discuss future collaboration specially in the filed of mechanical engineering. Prof. Yukinori Kobayashi (Dean of Graduate School of Engineering), Prof. Norihiro Izumi (Director of International Exchange Office), Prof. Nobuyuki Oshima and Prof. Masao Watanabe joined the discussion.

A Visit from HKUST, Hong Kong

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Prof. King Lun YEUNG, Associate Dean of Engineering,  Hong Kong University of Science and Technology(HKUST), made a courtesy visit on Friday, April 14. Prof. Yukinori KOBAYASHI, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Takeshi OHKUMA, Dean of the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, and Prof. Hideyuki IMAI, Vice-Dean of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Hokkaido University warmly welcomed teh guest from Hong Kong. Prof. Toshiro OHASHI, who has a strong tie with HKUST also joined the meeting. Prof. YEUNG was the first guest  for the new Director of IEO, Prof. Norihiro IZUMI and the new Director of International Affairs Office of Engineering, Ms.Hitomi SATO after … Continued

A VISIT from DOST and University of the Philippines

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Three guests from Philippines made a courtesy visit to Dean Nawa on Thursday, March 24. The guests were from the Department of Science and Technology(DOST), Secretary, Dr. Fortunato T. de la Pena and Acting Director, Dr. Joel Marciano (Advanced Science And Technology Institute: ASTI), and  Assoc. Prof., Dr. Gay Jane Perez from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Along with Dean Nawa, three Vice Deans of the Faculty of Engineerng, Prof. Takao MASUDA, Prof. Yukinori KOBAYASHI, and Prof.Toshifumi IGARASHI welcomed the guests. Assist. Prof. Carlito Tabelin from the Division of Sustainable Resources Engineering also joined the visit. A brief introduction of Hokkaido University was presented by Director Prof. Osamu Fujita, International … Continued

Courtesy Visit to the President of KAIST, South Korea

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Four delegation members from Hokkaido Univeristy made a courtesy visit to the President of KAIST, Prof. Sung-Chul SHIN on Monday,  March 20. The members are Prof. Toyoharu NAWA, Dean, Faculty of Engineerng, Prof. Yukinori KOBAYASHI, Vice Dean, Faculty of Engineerng, Mr. Toshiyasu SUGIYAMA, Director, International Affairs Office of Engineering, and Prof. Joo Young CHA, Director of Hokkaido University Seoul Office. Hokkaido University concluded the University-level exchange agreement with KAIST in 2016. During the visit, the delegation members discussed student exchange and reserach collaboration as well as Nitobe College. Along with the talk, they were invited to the research facilities in the field of robotics.    

A VISIT FROM FAR EASTERN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, RUSSIA

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Dr. Dmitry Bespalov, Vice President and Mr. Taskin Andrei, Cheif Specialist at the Department of Innovation Development, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia visited Faculty of Engineering on Wed., March 8th to  discuss future collaboration in the field of reserach and academic exchange. They were wecolmed by Dean Toyoharu NAWA and Prof. Tsuyoshi SETOGUCHI, Division of Architectual and Structural Design, and Prof. Osamu Fujita, from International Exchange Office.  

Interaction with the First Lady of Japan at Prime Minister’s Residence

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A Doctoral student from India, Mr.Abhijeet Ravankar shared us his unique opprtunity to meet the First Lady of Japan. He is curently studying at the Laboratory of Robotics and Dynamics, Division of Human Mechanical Systems and Design. Here is the report written by Mr. Abhijeet. As a student representative of Hokkaido University, I had the opportunity to meet the First Lady of Japan, Mrs. Abe Akie, at the Prime Minister’s residence (Shusho Kotei) in Tokyo on December 2, 2016. 24 international students representing 15 Japanese universities joined the meeting with the First Lady. Mrs. Abe had personally organized the meeting to interact with the international students on topics of international and … Continued

Graduation Ceremonry 2017 for the Preliminary Course of Japan-Korea Joint Gov’t Scholarship Program”

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7 students from South Korea, who joined “Japan-Korea Joint Government Scholarship Program in Science and Engineering Departments” last October, have completed their preliminary course for Bachelor’s program. The certificate of course completion was awarded by Dean Nawa to each student on Thursday, February 16th 2017.  All seven students gave a short speech in Japanese and shared their ambitions for the coming academic year. We wish all of them the best of luck!

A VISIT FROM KING MONGKUT’S UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, NORTH BANGKOK, THAILAND

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Assistant Prof. Somchai Pornchaiviat and 10 students from Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Kingmongkut’s Univeristy of Technology, North Bangkok visited the Faculty of Engineering on Tues., January 17th. Coordinator Natalya SHMAKOVA gave a brief overview of Hokkaido University and   e3 English Engineering Education program. The group then visited Laboratory of Energy Conversion Systems, Division of Energy and Environmental Systems. They listened to the explanation about the research topics by Assoc. Prof. Tabe, and looked experimental equipment of the laboratory with great interest.

ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SINGING CEREMONY BETWEEN IITH AND HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY

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A group from Indian Institute of Technology (IITH) visited our faculties on Friday, December 2. This visit was to conclude the academic exchange agreement between IITH, and Graduate School and School of Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, and  Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Hokkaido University. The agreement was signed by Prof. U B Desai, Director of IITH and three Deans: Dean Nawa, Dean Miyanaga, and Dean Ohkuma. This is our first agreement signed with a school in India. A brief introduction of each school was presented by Prof. Desai and Prof. Osamu Fujita, from  International Exchange Office. Then, the Deans introduced each graduate school after the signing … Continued

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