e3 Orientation for the Students Entering in Oct. 2013

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e3 Orientation for the new members of the programme was held on the last day of September.  This autumn, 13 Master and 13 PhD students have joint the programme. Welcome addresses were made by 6 professors and the programme coordinator Ms. Natalya Shmakova, and head of the programme Prof. Fujita introduced them well-known words by the HU founder William S. Clark: Boys, be ambitious! Be ambitious not for money or for selfish aggrandizement, not for that evanescent thing which men call fame. Be ambitious for the attainment of all that a man ought to be. The students seemed slightly nervous in the beginning of the orientation, but became familiar with each … Continued

e3 Graduation Ceremony

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The weather on the 25th of September in Sapporo was not so pleasant, but the fresh graduates of e3 programme looked brilliant and were celebrated by their supervisors, fellow students and family members who traveled to Sapporo for their special day. This September, there were 15 students from Master’s Degree and 16 students from Doctoral Degree. Although only a part of them could attend the graduation ceremony unfortunately, the attendants received their diplomas from Dean Baba at Graduate School of Engineering, and smiled to a number of cameras trying to catch their best shots.  

A Visit Remembering William Wheeler the 2nd SAC President

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On the 18th of September, there was a nostalgic visit of Mrs. Penny Bradshaw, who is a great-great-granddaughter of brother of William Wheeler. William Wheeler, an American civil engineer and educator came over to Sapporo Agricultural College accompanying William S. Clark and worked as the 2nd President after Clark from July 1876 to December 1879. In 2004, praising his credits, School of Engineering established William Wheeler Prize for the high achievers of every Bachelor courses in Engineering. After being greeted by Dean Baba, Mrs. Bradshaw and her husband visited where the vestiges of her ancestor should remain, and recollected the old days particularly from the Model Barn.

The 2nd Student Envirn. Symp. on Sustainability

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The 2nd Student Environmental Symposium on Sustainability – Re-thinking about Sustainable Food Consumption- will be held as a part of coming Sustainability Weeks at Hokkaido University. This student-organised event is aimed to gather self-motivated students to discuss about sustainable development, consumption, agriculture, food and environment. Through the intense 3-day event, there will be lots of things you can enjoy as perspectives from 6 speakers at food production and industry, and discussion about students’ role not in a distant future of global population. The whole event will be conducted in English, and translation will be provided when needed. Welcoming 4 students from Kyoto University, we are also happy to receive more of … Continued

D.P.M. of Thailand & the Observers of Japanese Vocational Education

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His Excellency Phongthep Thepkanjana, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and a Thai delegates to observe the vocational education in Japan visited Hokkaido University on the 21st of August, the 1st day of their stay in Hokkaido. In a morning drizzle outside, they came to the campus directly from New Chitose Airport and were welcomed by a shower of applause. Prof. Mutsumi Takagi Deputy Dean at Faculty of Engineering appreciated their visit and emphasised his and the university’s connection and sympathy with Thailand. After exchanging greetings, the delegates attended a presentation by Prof. Yukinori Kobayashi in Biorobotics, and watched a demonstration of robots by the students of his laboratory. They enjoyed … Continued

Promising Undergrad. Students at USTB, China Visiting HU

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  Hokkaido tends to have not a few visitors from foreign countries and other parts of Japan in its short summer time, and that is the same at Hokkaido University (HU). On the 21st of August, 23 promising undergraduate students and 2 staff at University of Science & Technology Beijing arrived at HU, and enjoyed the fresh air in the campus filled with green. After being welcomed by Dean Baba at School, Graduate School & Faculty of Engineering, they were given a brief instruction about general information of the Engineering field at HU, CEED Center for Engineering Education Development regarding English language classes and support of work placement at Japanese companies … Continued

The Arrival of Newly Appointed e³ Coordinator

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It is our pleasure to announce about the arrival of newly appointed coordinator for e³ English Engineering Education Programme from this August. Ms. Natalya Shmakova who has graduated from the Faculty of Law, is well-experienced in dealing with the matters related to international students’ academic life for her experience to have led Hokkaido University International Student Organisation from 2011 to 2012. By using her linguistic advantages in Russian, Japanese and English, she would be able to support the current students and prospects of e³ and improve the programme furthermore. For your enquiries regarding the programme, it is possible to reach her via e-mail.

A Visit from Seoul National University

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The 2nd delegates for the engineering field in August were 5 professors from Seoul National University. On the first day of their visit, they visited Dean’s Office, Seoul Office which is a sort of satellite office of Seoul National University, and located inside the Engineering building, and laboratories. They also attended a tour to Open Facility Division, CRIS (Creative Research Institution) located in far north of the campus, including Isotope Imaging Laboratory. A university museum tour was also arranged on the following day.  

Rajamangala University Delegates’ Visit to HU

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On the 8th of August, there were the delegates from Rajamangala University of Technology in Thailand vising Hokkaido University (HU). Since 2008, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT) has kept an affiliation with Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School and School of Engineering at HU. For this time, the delegates consisted of not only RMUTT, but also other branch schools of Rajamangala University of Technology such as that in Krungthep, Tawan-ok, Phranakhon, Srivijaya, Suvarnabhumi, and Isan. The delegates were welcomed by Dean at Faculty of Engineering, and listened to a presentation about the recent circumstances in international exchange at HU.    

HU-AGH Joint Symposium 2013

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Hokkaido University and AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland hold a joint symposium.  This is held mainly at Academic Lounge 1 in Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University and in the following schedule: DAY 1 : Wednesday 17 July Reception DAY 2: Thursday 18 July SESSION 1 – chaired by K. Matsuura 9.10   Welcome Address (T. Kakuchi) 9.20   AGH University of Science and Technology current development and future trends (M. Karbowniczek) 9:40   Combustion Synthesis of β-SiAlON (T. Akiyama and J. Niu) 10:00   AGH Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics – Research development and teaching facilities (J. Lis) 10:20   The Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering (A. Stempkowska and … Continued

‘The 3rd Workshop On TEM With In Situ Irradiation’

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Although we know this is truly at short notice, we would like to confirm you that ‘The 3rd Workshop On TEM With In Situ Irradiation’ is currently held as below:   DATE Thurs.-Fri.  11-12 July 2013 VENUE En-Yuu-Gakusya, Hokkaido University ORGANISING COMMITTEE Somei Ohnuki (JP) Phil Edmondson (UK) Erwan Oliviero (FR) TECHNICAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE Jonathan Hinks (UK) Hattar Khalid (USA) Marquis Kirk (USA) Nao Hashimoto (JP)   For the further information, please check the following link: The 3rd Workshop On TEM With In Situ Irradiation

The 1st ‘Casual Sci-Tech Talk in English by World-class Specialist’

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Office for International Academic Support (OIAS), Faculty of Science announces first ‘Casual Sci-Tech Talk in English by world-class specialist’ as follows:   TITLE The Scientific Drilling Vessel ‘CHIKYU’ – Challenges to Unravel the Mystery of Great Earthquake – SPEAKER Dr. Saneatsu (Sanny) SAITO Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) DATE Friday 26 July 2013 TIME 17.30-18.30 VENUE Entrance Hall, Bldg. 2, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido Univ. N10 W8 Kita-ku, Sapporo   The event is organised as a part of internationalization activities of the Faculty of Science and intended for non-specialists.  All talk and discussion will be conducted in English.  It welcomes all students, faculty members and anyone else … Continued