A Visit from HKUST, Hong Kong

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Prof. King Lun YEUNG, Associate Dean of Engineering,  Hong Kong University of Science and Technology(HKUST), made a courtesy visit on Friday, April 14. Prof. Yukinori KOBAYASHI, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Takeshi OHKUMA, Dean of the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, and Prof. Hideyuki IMAI, Vice-Dean of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Hokkaido University warmly welcomed teh guest from Hong Kong. Prof. Toshiro OHASHI, who has a strong tie with HKUST also joined the meeting. Prof. YEUNG was the first guest  for the new Director of IEO, Prof. Norihiro IZUMI and the new Director of International Affairs Office of Engineering, Ms.Hitomi SATO after … Continued

Cherry-blossom Viewing 2017 Invitation for Asian Students

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NPO法人 アジアの留学生等を応援する会 (NPO the Supporter for International Students from Asian Countries) has arranged a special event for Asian students studying at universities in Sapporo to enjoy the view of CHERRY-BLOSSOM! They particularly seek for the university students from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. This NPO is organized to help Asian students in Sapporo learn more about the Japanese unique culture, and it is funded by Nitori Hokkaido Aid Fund. Date and Time: Wed., May 3, 2017. 10:00AM-4:00PM (One day Event) Venue: The Maruyama Park, Sapporo Participation Fee: FREE If you are eligible and interested in this event, please contact the organization directly as follows. E-mail … Continued

A VISIT from DOST and University of the Philippines

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Three guests from Philippines made a courtesy visit to Dean Nawa on Thursday, March 24. The guests were from the Department of Science and Technology(DOST), Secretary, Dr. Fortunato T. de la Pena and Acting Director, Dr. Joel Marciano (Advanced Science And Technology Institute: ASTI), and  Assoc. Prof., Dr. Gay Jane Perez from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Along with Dean Nawa, three Vice Deans of the Faculty of Engineerng, Prof. Takao MASUDA, Prof. Yukinori KOBAYASHI, and Prof.Toshifumi IGARASHI welcomed the guests. Assist. Prof. Carlito Tabelin from the Division of Sustainable Resources Engineering also joined the visit. A brief introduction of Hokkaido University was presented by Director Prof. Osamu Fujita, International … Continued

Courtesy Visit to the President of KAIST, South Korea

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Four delegation members from Hokkaido Univeristy made a courtesy visit to the President of KAIST, Prof. Sung-Chul SHIN on Monday,  March 20. The members are Prof. Toyoharu NAWA, Dean, Faculty of Engineerng, Prof. Yukinori KOBAYASHI, Vice Dean, Faculty of Engineerng, Mr. Toshiyasu SUGIYAMA, Director, International Affairs Office of Engineering, and Prof. Joo Young CHA, Director of Hokkaido University Seoul Office. Hokkaido University concluded the University-level exchange agreement with KAIST in 2016. During the visit, the delegation members discussed student exchange and reserach collaboration as well as Nitobe College. Along with the talk, they were invited to the research facilities in the field of robotics.    

A VISIT FROM FAR EASTERN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, RUSSIA

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Dr. Dmitry Bespalov, Vice President and Mr. Taskin Andrei, Cheif Specialist at the Department of Innovation Development, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia visited Faculty of Engineering on Wed., March 8th to  discuss future collaboration in the field of reserach and academic exchange. They were wecolmed by Dean Toyoharu NAWA and Prof. Tsuyoshi SETOGUCHI, Division of Architectual and Structural Design, and Prof. Osamu Fujita, from International Exchange Office.  

Interaction with the First Lady of Japan at Prime Minister’s Residence

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A Doctoral student from India, Mr.Abhijeet Ravankar shared us his unique opprtunity to meet the First Lady of Japan. He is curently studying at the Laboratory of Robotics and Dynamics, Division of Human Mechanical Systems and Design. Here is the report written by Mr. Abhijeet. As a student representative of Hokkaido University, I had the opportunity to meet the First Lady of Japan, Mrs. Abe Akie, at the Prime Minister’s residence (Shusho Kotei) in Tokyo on December 2, 2016. 24 international students representing 15 Japanese universities joined the meeting with the First Lady. Mrs. Abe had personally organized the meeting to interact with the international students on topics of international and … Continued

Graduation Ceremonry 2017 for the Preliminary Course of Japan-Korea Joint Gov’t Scholarship Program”

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7 students from South Korea, who joined “Japan-Korea Joint Government Scholarship Program in Science and Engineering Departments” last October, have completed their preliminary course for Bachelor’s program. The certificate of course completion was awarded by Dean Nawa to each student on Thursday, February 16th 2017.  All seven students gave a short speech in Japanese and shared their ambitions for the coming academic year. We wish all of them the best of luck!

Talk Event: Women, Gender and Development

IAOE is please to share the upcoming event organized by Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Office for International Academic Support (OIAS), and Support Office for Female Researchers (FResHU). Please note this event will be conducted in English. Admission is free and registration is not required. We welcome all students, faculty members and others who are interested in science. Title: Women, Gender and Development: The Philippine Experience Speaker: Prof. Amelia Guevara, University of the Philippines Diliman Date: Monday, February 13, 2017 Time 16:30-17:30 Venue: Room N-308, 3rd Floor, Main Building (Hokkaido University Museum), Faculty of Science Inquiry: OIAS(Tel: 2915)

Elementary School and Factories Visit Event-Invitation for Asian Students

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NPO法人 アジアの留学生等を応援する会 (NPO the Supporter for International Students from Asian Countries) has arranged another event for Asian students studying at universities in Sapporo to experience factory tours and international exchange with the elementary school students. This NPO was organized to let the Asian students in Sapporo to experience popular outdoor activity in Hokkaido together with local Japanese, and funded by Nitori Hokkaido Aid Fund. They particularly seek for the university students from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam who can have simple conversation in Japanese. The event will be held on Tues.Febrary 28, 2017. If you are eligible and interested, please check the details on the flier, and forward the … Continued

A VISIT FROM KING MONGKUT’S UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, NORTH BANGKOK, THAILAND

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Assistant Prof. Somchai Pornchaiviat and 10 students from Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Kingmongkut’s Univeristy of Technology, North Bangkok visited the Faculty of Engineering on Tues., January 17th. Coordinator Natalya SHMAKOVA gave a brief overview of Hokkaido University and   e3 English Engineering Education program. The group then visited Laboratory of Energy Conversion Systems, Division of Energy and Environmental Systems. They listened to the explanation about the research topics by Assoc. Prof. Tabe, and looked experimental equipment of the laboratory with great interest.

The 13th &14th Sci-Tech Talk in English

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IAOE is please to share the upcoming event organized by the Office for International Academic Support(OIAS), Faculty of Science, Arctic Research Center and the Hokkaido University Museum. Please note that all talk and discussion will be conducted in English. sh. Admission is free and registration is not required. We welcome all students, faculty members and others who are interested in science. Speaker: Dr. Steve Vance (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA at Caltech, USA) Venue: 1st Floor,  Seminar Room, The Hokkaido University Museum Title and schedule: “NASA’s Mission to Europa, A Potentially Habitable Ocean World” Thursday, January 19, 2016, 5:30PM  “Vital Signs: Seismology of Europa and Other Ocean Worlds”   Friday, January 20, 2016, 2:00PM