Japan-Korea Gov’t Scholarship Undergraduate Arrive

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After Japan and Republic of Korea Joint Declaration in 2000. Japan-Korea undergraduate program was established to enhance and accelerate student exchange in field of science/engineering. Since 2001, Hokkaido University has accepted 68 Korean students, 7 of which have just arrived for this autumn semester. On October 10, the course orientation was held with attendance of the students, TA students, teachers at International Student Center, and administrative staff from relevant offices. Detailed instructions were given on a half-year preparatory course consisting of Japanese language education and math and science education. Students are required course completion in order to proceed to School of Engineering next April. [Related] All about School of Engineering … Continued

e3 Welcomes New Students

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The e3 (English Engineering Education) program, started in 2000, welcomes 21 new students this semester. On September 28, 17 students from 11 countries attended the program orientation and gathered for the first time with their supervisors, the current students, the program coordinator and the staff of International Affairs Office. At the orientation, Professor Ueda, Responsible of the program gave a welcome speech, followed by the students’ self-introduction. An overall presentation was given by the program coordinator Dr. Manakul, introducing academic regulations and practices. Finally, a welcome presentation to the e3 Student Organization was made by the representative Mr. Niti Pitakteeratham, introducing e3’s recreational activities throughout the year. The e3 started … Continued

Students from 3 Asian Universities Gather for International Engineering Program

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International students gathered, 1 from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, 5 from Hanyang University, South Korea, and 5 from Thammasat University, Thailand, on the opening of the Program for Global Civil Engineers to Protect Human and Earth at School/Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University. On October 1, the students from 3 universities attended the program orientation to meet with their supervisors, the student supporters and the administrative staff from International Affairs Office. The orientation was opened by encouraging words of Prof. Ueda, Representative of the program, followed by welcome addresses by Dean Baba and Prof. Kanie, Representative of Civil Engineering Course. Then the students introduced themselves and shared their ambitions among … Continued

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