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.   

Entrance Ceremony to Graduate School of Eng.

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This semester Graduate School of Engineering welcomed 336 master and 30 doctoral students. Entrance ceremony was held on Monday 1 April, from 12:00, in Open Hall. The ceremony started by introduction of Dean, Vice Deans and the heads of the 12 divisions. Dean Baba gave a welcome address, presenting the outline of the school. Prof. Chikahisa then followed, explaining the school’s philosophies and enrollment. Representatives from Center for Engineering Educational Development and Headquarter of Human Resources Development also participated, giving presentations to encourage new students’ to best plan their career paths.

First Double Degree Holder at Hokkaido Univ. from Graduate School of Eng.

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On March 25, Graduate School of Engineering conferred Hokkaido University’s first Double Degree holder.  Based on the Memorandum of Understanding on Double Degree Program with Polish AGH University of Science and Technology signed on July 6, 2010,  the students participated in an educational program to obtain two doctoral degrees from HU and AGH at graduation, through a study both in Japan and in Poland. 2 more candidates from both parties will join the program. The Graduate School of Engineering also has a double master’s degree program with Asian Institute of Technology and expects more students to join. 

Graduation Ceremony of Graduate School of Eng.

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After the general commencement ceremony at Gymnasium, the graduation ceremony of Graduate School of Engineering took place at Open Hall. Diploma was conferred by Dean BABA conferred the divisional representatives of 340 newly master’s graduate, as well as each of 32 doctors and 4 dissertation doctors.

2013 Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

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Commencement ceremony took place on March 25. This year, 2,539 students received a bachelor’s degree. 1,527 master students including 152 international students received a degree.  There are 113 professional degree recipients and 373 doctoral degree recipients, including 69 international students. Among them, 346 are from the doctoral program and 27 are from the dissertation doctoral program. Diploma was given to the representatives of each School/Graduate School from the deans.

Hokkaido Univ. Exchange Days held in Xiamen and Dalian, China

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Hokkaido University (HU) held two exchange events at Xiamen University on March 14, and at Dalian University of Technology on March 15 and 16. The events introduced HU’s overview, and hosted research exchange seminars with the Chinese counterparts. The events were attended by approximately 40 faculty members and students including Prof. Ohnuki and a staff of International Affairs Office from Faculty of Engineering, and students from Graduate School of Engineering.                  

Japan-Korea Joint Gov’t Scholarship Program for the Students in Science and Engineering Depts

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7 students of Japan-Korea Joint Government Scholarship Program for the Students in Science and Engineering Departments accomplished their preparatory course started in October, 2012 and received certificate of completion from Dean Baba. The students made speech respectively, thanking their teachers and tutors and spoke of their aspirations for the coming semester. They will proceed to School of Engineering next April.      

Joint Meeting of Hokkaido University and Tsinghua University

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Joint Meeting of Hokkaido University (HU) and Tsinghua University (TU) will be held from 18 to 22 February 2013 at the Faculty of Engineering, HU. Three professors from TU are coming to make a courtesy visit to Dean Baba on 19 February. Since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on June 30, 2008, two universities actively exchanges human resources and knowledge. <Program> 18(Mon)-20(Wed) February Joint research 21 (Thu) February 9:30-9:40 Welcome address Y. Kiyanagi (Chair: T. Kamiyama) 9:40-10:10 Event-counting thermal neutron imaging using Gd doped micro channel plate Yang Tian 10:10-10:40 Development of TOF radiography system using a neutron color image intensifierTM and a high speed camera Hiroki Ueno, Takashi Kamiyama, Yoshiaki … Continued