Application Guidelines for Research Fellows of Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering

Board of Representatives Ruling of April 9, 2010 1. Purpose To promote further research activities by those with excellent research ability who have acquired doctoral degrees, necessary matters regarding the recruitment of research fellows who will be hired for a certain period through the priority allocation expenses of the Faculty of Engineering shall be prescribed. 2. Eligibility (1) Persons less than 35 years of age as of April 1 in the relevant academic year. (2) Persons who have acquired a doctoral degree in the Graduate School of Engineering or the Faculty and Graduate School of Engineering or who are expected to acquire a doctoral degree by the expected date of … Continued

Internal Regulations Concerning the Implementation of Research on Human Beings in the Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

Enacted as of April 9, 2010 (Purposes) Article 1. These internal regulations shall prescribe necessary matters regarding the implementation of research that may raise ethical issues (excluding research that is under the provisions prescribed in other laws or guidelines) in relation to research on human beings in the Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, and shall also prescribe the organization and operating standards of the Ethical Review Board Concerning Research on Human Beings in Hokkaido University Engineering (hereinafter referred to as the “Board”). (Research Implementation) Article 2. When wishing to implement the research under the preceding paragraph, the head researchers shall apply to … Continued

Guidelines for the Usage of Researchers’ Rooms by Overseas Visiting Research Fellows

Board of Representatives Ruling of April 9, 2010 (Objectives) Article 1. The usage of researchers’ rooms by overseas visiting research fellows who are engaged in educational research (hereinafter referred to as the “researchers”) in the Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering (hereinafter referred to as the “Faculty”) shall be as prescribed in these guidelines. (Eligible persons) Article 2. Researchers who are eligible to use researchers’ rooms shall be those prescribed in the following items and who will stay at the Faculty for at least 1 month. However, if there are any vacant researchers’ rooms, permission to use them may be granted even for periods of less than a month. (1) Overseas … Continued

Guidelines for the Acceptance of Overseas Visiting Research Fellows by Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering

Board of Representatives Ruling of April 9, 2010 (Objectives) Article 1. These guidelines shall prescribe necessary matters regarding the acceptance of overseas visiting research fellows who wish to be engaged in research in the Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering (hereinafter referred to as the “Faculty”). (Definitions) Article 2. Overseas visiting research fellows in these guidelines refer to those research fellows who are not supported by the systems under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (independent administrative agencies) or other Japanese organizations. (Eligible Persons) Article 3. Overseas visiting research fellows who fall under the following items shall be accepted. (1) … Continued

Procedures Pertaining to the Conclusion and Renewal of the Exchange Agreement between Departments

(Confirmed by the Operation Conference, School of Engineering, October 5, 2005) When the Faculty of Engineering, the Graduate School of Engineering, and the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology conclude and renew the exchange agreement between departments, the head of the educational research organization shall sign the agreement after discussion by the deliberative bodies prescribed in the bylaws of the individual organizational operations. Based on the inter-school academic exchange agreements prescribed in the preceding paragraph, when a student exchange memorandum of understanding pertaining to undergraduate students is concluded and renewed, the individual main educational research organizations shall propose the procedure, and the Dean of Engineering shall sign the memorandum … Continued

Agreement on International Exchange Arrangements

Effective as of April 1, 1997 When wishing to conclude an exchange agreement between universities or faculties/graduate schools (including schools), and only when agreement between multiple departments or divisions is reached, a proposal can be made to the Director of the Faculty and the Director of the Graduate School. When a proposal is made pursuant to the preceding Item 1, the Director of the Faculty and the Director of the Graduate School shall consult with the International Exchange Office, and then with the Board of Representatives in accordance with the report of the Office. Supplementary Notes These rules will come into effect from April 1, 1997. Supplementary Notes These rules … Continued

Guidelines for Start-up Support for Newly Appointed Academic Staff at the Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering

Operation Conference Ruling of April 5, 2010 1. Purposes/Objectives This support system aims, through financial support for full-time academic staff appointed from outside the Faculty, to maintain and enrich the research system of the Faculty in order to improve research standards in the Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering 2. Eligible Persons 1) Persons who are eligible for start-up support shall be those appointed as full-time professors, associate professors, lecturers and assistant professors in the Faculty from universities, research institutions or private sectors. However, those appointed from among the full-time academic staff at the Hokkaido University shall be excluded. 2) The decision to award start-up support shall be made by the … Continued

Guidelines for Overseas Travel Aid for Young Researchers at the Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering

Board of Representatives Ruling of April 9, 2010 1. Purposes This overseas travel aid system shall be established with the aim of supporting participation in international conferences held overseas so that the young researchers at the Faculty can make presentations on their academic achievements. 2. Eligibility Criteria and Number of Financial Aid Cases 1) Eligible persons shall be academic staff (including special academic staff), postdoctoral fellows, research fellows and researchers (excluding graduate students). 2) Financial aid cases shall be limited to those where young researchers attend international conferences held overseas and make presentation on their academic achievements or give lectures. 3) The researcher’s age at the end of the relevant … Continued

Guidelines for Overseas Research Aid for Young Academic Staff at the Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering

Board of Representatives Ruling of April 9, 2010 1. Purposes This overseas research aid system shall be established with the aim of supporting overseas research for the advancement of academic research so that the full-time young academic staff at the Faculty can devote themselves to research for a fixed period of time at the research institutions of excellent overseas universities. 2. Eligibility Criteria The researcher’s age at the end of overseas research shall be in principle not more than 40 years. 3. Period of Overseas Research The period of overseas research shall be in principle for 10 months. 4. Financial Aid Travel and living expenses (including daily allowance and accommodation … Continued

Handling of Long-term Overseas Trips by Academic Staff

Operation Conference Ruling of July 4, 2005 Long-term overseas trips by academic staff in the Faculty of Engineering and the Graduate School of Engineering shall be handled as follows. 1. Long-term overseas trips The term “long-term overseas trips” shall mean that the period from leaving to returning home is not less than two months. 2. Handling within departments and divisions With regard to long-term overseas trips by academic staff, divisions and departments shall deliberate on measures for covering their duties during the period of their absence. 3. When it is regarded, after deliberation, that there are no problems with the proposed long-term overseas trips, the managing director and the head … Continued

Guidelines for Academic Support for Latter Period of Doctoral Students in the Graduate School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering

Board of Representatives Ruling of April 9, 2010 1. Purposes These guidelines aim to strengthen the educational and research environment for students through financial aid by hiring them as research assistants (hereinafter referred to as “RA”), utilizing priority allocation expenses as part of academic support for latter period doctoral students (hereinafter referred to as “students”) in the Graduate School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (with the relevant fields listed in the appended table). 2. Eligible Persons The eligible persons specified by these guidelines shall be students in the 1st and 2nd year, and those in the 3rd year within the standard duration of study, … Continued

Hokkaido University Faculty of Engineering Regulations

(Effective as of April 1, 2010) Hokkaido University Document No. 105 (Purposes) Article 1. These regulations shall prescribe matters concerning the organization and operation of the Faculty of Engineering (hereinafter referred to as the “Faculty”), based on the provision of Article 27-4, Paragraph 4 of the Rules Concerning the Organization of the National University Corporation Hokkaido University (HU Doc. No.31 of 2004). (Objectives) Article 2. The Faculty aims, through the handing down of knowledge and the creation of learning, to provide students with fundamental knowledge of and applied research opportunities in the engineering field to deal with internationalization and highly-developed and interdisciplinary scientific technologies. (Divisions and Research Groups) Article 3. … Continued