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

Hokusei Gakuen Girls’ Junior High School Students Visit Graduate School of Engineering for an Exchange Event.

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As a part of preparation before the junior high school students participate in their home-stay program in Canada, an exchange event with HU international students was held on Friday 5 July, from 12:00, in room N302. 9 international students from graduate school of engineering (total 20 international students from HU) and 76 junior high school students interacted for 40 minutes.

The 3rd East Asia Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Workshop

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The 3rd East Asia Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Workshop will be held at HU from Wed. 19 -Fri. 21 June 2013. Over 40 professors and students in total from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Korea University, National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan) and HU will participate.

Call for Applicants – Int’l Doctoral Symposium

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Dear doctoral students, Faculty of Engineering will financially support international symposium(s) organized by you. To apply, please submit Appended Form 1 by Friday, May 31, 2013 to International Affairs Office of Engineering (A1-58). The winners will divide 2,500,000 yen. For more details, please contact: kokusai@eng.hokudai.ac.jp   Application Guidelines (Japanese) Appended Form 1 Appended Form 2

Visit from QUT to enhance internship exchange with HU

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Faculty of Engineering received a visit from Queensland University of Technology (QUT, Australia) on 9 April. QUT and 3 engineering related graduate schools of HU signed the MoU on research internship in July 2012. 3 guests from QUT, Ms. Annie Liu (Director, International Engagement & Development Science & Engineering Faculty), Mr. Bernard Murchison (International Partnerships and Mobility Manager, Science and Engineering Faculty), and Associate Professor Richard Brown visited Dean Baba, Prof. Kakuchi, Prof. Kurihara, Prof. Chikahisa, and Prof. Ogawa to discuss enhancement of the exchange.  The guests also met with 10 students who are interested in coming to QUT for exchange research program.

e3 holds new head to welcome 13 new students

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This semester e3 welcomes 13 new students including 6 Japanese and the orientation was held on Tuesday 2 April, from 09:00, in room A101.  The program started with a welcome address by the new e3 head, Prof Fujita, followed by the introduction of e3 and its practices by Dr. Werawan. Then e3 student organization introduced their activities and welcomed new participants. International Affairs Office also joined the orientation and was given an opportunity to introduce how the office can help new students.