Winter Tug of War Tournament Report

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Tug of war tournament started on January 23. This has been a traditional event of Faculty of Engineering over the times and is held every January. Two teams of thirty align themselves at the end of a rope approximately 30 meters long and 10 centimeters in circumference. The teams start with the rope’s center line directly above a line marked on the ground, and once the pull has commenced, attempt to pull the other team. The one who pulls the center line over 1 meter wins a point. Two points entitle a team to the next match. 17 divisions join the tournament and the final match will be held on January 29.

Get-Together Party for International Students

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Get-together party for international students was held last Tuesday, January 22. The party was for those entered Faculty/Graduate School/School of Engineering, Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, and Graduate School of Information Science and Technology in 2012. About 140 participants, including super visors and tutors joined the party and enjoyed presentations made by representatives of each country and networking.

e3 eats up end of year

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  e3 Bonenkai (Japanese traditional yearend party) 2012 was held at Clark Kaikan Hall on Thursday, December 20th. Some sixty e3 students and their family, staff members and guests gathered and celebrated the end of year. Participants were divided into 6 groups (Indonesia, Arab, China, Cambodia, Thailand, and Japan) and competed in cooking contest, practicing their own new year recipes. Based on the votes given by the audience, Team Thailand won the first place and was given a trophy.

Campus Tour at HU for SNU Engineering Idea Competition Winners

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On Friday December 14, 23 students and 5 teaching members from Seoul National University (SNU) made visit to Faculty of Engineering. They were the winners of 2012 SNU Engineering Idea Competition and a tour of 3 days and 2 nights to Hokkaido was given as a prize. The group enjoyed a 30 minute campus tour including PPT presentation of HU with the wintery view from the upper floor of the building. Professor Yamashita from CEED joined the tour and gave a brief presentation and introduced how HU implements internship student exchange.

The First Hokkaido University and Changwon National University Joint Symposium on Engineering Materials

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The First Hokkaido University (HU) and Changwon National University (CWNU) Joint Symposium on Engineering Materials will be held from 12th to 14th December, 2012 at the Faculty of Engineering, HU. 16 attendees are invited from Korea. The six professors from CWNU will make a courtesy visit to Dean Baba prior to the opening of the symposium.   <Program at a glance> Wednesday, December 12, 2012 18:30-20:30: Welcome Reception Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:30-9:00: Registration 9:00-9:20: Opening 9:20-10:20: Session 1 10:20-10:30: Break 10:30-12:00: Session 2 11:50-13:30: Lunch 13:30-15:10: Session 3 15:10-15:20: Break 15:20-17:00: Student Poster Session 15:20-16:05: Short Presentation 16:05-17:00: Poster Session 17:00-17:15: Photo Shoot 18:00-20:00: Banquet Friday, December 14, 2012

Student-Led Joint Symposium on Advanced Material Science & Technology with Chungnam National University

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2012 International Joint Symposium between Hokkaido University (HU) and Chungnam National University (CNU) on Advanced Material Science & Technology will be held from November 29 to December 1 at Enyugakusha. The symposium is held every year alternately in Sapporo and Daejeon. From the last year’s discussion, the board has decided to make this year’s symposium more student-oriented. 6 professors and 6 students invited from CNU will join 10 professors and 20 students of HU. The two universities signed the Exchange Agreement Between Universities on July 9, 2001.   Program at a Glance <DAY 1> Thursday November 29th 10:00-11:00 Meeting with Dean of Faculty of Engineering (Professors) 10:00-11:30 Registration 11:30-12:30 Lunch … Continued

新e3が「国費外国人留学生の優先配置を行う特別プログラム」に採択されました

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この度、工学院の「グローバル工学人材養成プログラム(新・英語コース、e3)」が「国費外国人留学生の優先配置を行う特別プログラム」に採択されました。 この事業には、全国の80大学から応募があり、本学からの5件を含む41件が採択されました。 本プログラムは、2000年開設以来の英語特別プログラム(e3)の経験から、国際舞台で活躍するグローバルな工学人材を養成することを目的とし、工学院の全専攻で100%英語による質の高い教育を提供します。 新e3では、修士課程9名、博士後期課程7名を国費外国人留学生として募集し、開発途上国・先進国を問わず広く世界各国から優秀な学生を受け入れます。 【関連】 文部科学省:平成24年度「国費外国人留学生の優先配置を行う特別プログラム」審査結果について 文部科学省:(別表)平成24年度「国費外国人留学生の優先配置を行う特別プログラム」採択プログラム一覧  

「大学の世界展開力強化事業」に採択されました

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この度、本学は「大学の世界展開力強化事業」に採択されました。 この事業には、全国の54大学から応募があり、本学を含む9大学が採択されました。 本学の構想は、ASEAN諸国等と大学間交流形成支援を行うものです。 北大では工学研究院を含む5つの研究院等とインドネシア及びタイの大学との間で毎年30人の学生の受入及び派遣をお互いに行うものです。 工学研究院では、インドネシアのバンドン工科大学及びガジャマダ大学,タイのチュラロンコン大学及びタマサート大学との間で実施されます。 【関連】 文部科学省:平成24年度「大学の世界展開力強化事業~ASEAN諸国等との大学間交流形成支援~」の採択事業の決定について 本学構想概要 本学構想調書

「グローバル人材育成推進事業」に採択されました

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この度、本学は「グローバル人材育成推進事業」に採択されました。 この事業には、全国の41大学から応募があり、本学を含む11大学が採択されました。 本学の構想は、グローバルな舞台に積極的に挑戦し、活躍できる人材の育成を図るべく、大学教育のグローバル化を目的とした体制整備を推進するものです。 この事業を推進するために、「新渡戸カレッジ」を設立して、12学部の学生の中から選抜された200人を選抜して学生を受入れます。「新渡戸カレッジ」に所属する学生は、国際社会の中で日本人として自覚を持って生き抜くリーダーを育成することを目的として、実践的な英語力を身につけ、半年以上の海外留学を含む15単位を修得します。   【関連】 記者会見:グローバル人材を育成する「新渡戸カレッジ」を創設 文部科学省:平成24年度「グローバル人材育成推進事業」の採択事業の決定について 本学構想調書  

Workshop Precedes Exchange Agreement with Taiwan National Chiao Tung Univ.

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International Workshop on Spintronic Nano Materials 2012 will be held on November 5 at Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University. 5 professors from Taiwan National Chiao Tung University will attend this workshop. The two universities are on preparation process to sign Exchange Agreement between Universities. Monday, November 5 10:10 – 12:05 Workshop 12:05 – 13:20 Lunch 13:20 – 15:20 Workshop 15:20 – 15:35 Coffee Break 15:35 – 17:30 Workshop 18:00 – 20:00 Banquet Tuesday, November 6 Laboratory Tour

HU Joins Korea Maritime Univ. for 4th Joint Workshop

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4th Joint Workshop Hokkaido University (HU) – Korea Maritime University (KMU) will be held on November 2, 2012 at KMU, Busan, Korea. 10 professors and one doctoral student will attend the workshop from HU. The two universities signed the Exchange Agreement Between Universities on June 3, 2010 and have been holding the workshop annually (Sapporo in January 2010, Busan in November 2010, and Hakodate in July 2011 ) .   Program at a Glance – November 2, 2012 at KMU 09:30-09:40 Opening Address Prof. Jong-Rae Cho (Dean of College of Engineering, Korea Maritime University) Prof. Naoshi Baba (Dean of Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University) 09:40-10:10 Plenary Talk 1 “Introduction of the … Continued