The Welcome Reception for Newly-enrolled Int’l Students

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International Affairs Office of Engineering threw a reception party on Friday, November 10 for the new international students. 125 students from the three different engineering-related faculties (Faculty, Graduate School and School of Engineering/ Chemical Sciences & Engineering/ Information Science & Technology) participated and enjoyed the varieties of foods including sushi and halal dish. Their supervisors and some Deans also participated in this party. Not only savory dishes, participants enjoyed live music played by the band called “Asterism”. Our annual event “Bingo game” made the students even more excited. First three participants who won the game were given special prizes(electric griddle, JR Tower observatory tickets, and Hokudai T-shirt) ) and first … Continued

The 18th Sci-Tech Talk in English

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IAOE is pleased to share the upcoming event organized by the Office for International Academic Support(OIAS), Faculty of Science and The Hokkaido University Museum. This event is organized as a part of the internationalization activities of the Faculty of Science and is intended for non-specialists. Please note that all talk and discussion will be conducted in English. They welcome all students, faculty members, and others who are interested in science. Speaker: Prof. Fernando Albericio, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) and School of Chemistry and Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban, South Africa) Title: Drugs: From the idea to the Patient Time and Date: Wednesday October 25, 2017, 4:30pm-5:30pm VENUE: … Continued

The 17th Sci-Tech Talk in English

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IAOE is pleased to share the upcoming event organized by the Office for International Academic Support(OIAS), Faculty of Science and The Hokkaido University Museum. This event is organized as a part of the internationalization activities of the Faculty of Science and is intended for non-specialists. Please note that all talk and discussion will be conducted in English. They welcome all students, faculty members, and others who are interested in science. Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Banks, Dr. Steve Webb of the Cawthron Institute, Nelson, New Zealand and Suong Thao Nguyen, Ph. D. candidate, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Title: Identifying novel parasites in economically important oysters in New Zealand and Japan Time and Date: … Continued

A Visit from Korea

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Assoc.Dean Prof. Jaewon Chung and 9 administrative staff from the College of Engineering, Korea University visited the Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University on Friday June 23. Prof. Yukinori Kobayashi (Dean of the  Graduate School of Engineering) welcomed the delegation. After the courtesy visit, the group went to a campus tour with two Korean students who currently studying in Graduate School of Engineering, Jihee Kim (Master’s course student) and Yongho Chung (Doctoral course Student).  

The 16th Sci-Tech Talk in English

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IAOE is pleased to share the upcoming event organized by the Office for International Academic Support(OIAS), Faculty of Science and The Hokkaido University Museum. Please note that all talk and discussion will be conducted in English. Admission is free and registration is not required. They welcome all students, faculty members, and others who are interested in science. The event is intended for non-specialists. Speaker: Dr. Virginia Toy, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geology, University of Otago Title: Earthquakes and geothermal resources related to New Zealand’s Alpine Fault Time and Date: Fri. July 14,  5:30 pm- Venue: 1st Floor, Seminar Room, The Hokkaido University Museum *Admission Free / No registration is required.      

A Visit from Thammasat University, Thailand

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The delegation members from the Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University were welcomed by the Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University on Thursday June 15.  Asso. Prof. Prapat Wangskarn (Dean of Faculty of Engineering),  Asso.Prof. Chainarong Chaktranond (Assistant to the Rector), Asst.Prof. Monchai Pruekwilailert (Deputy Dean of Faculty of Engineering), and Ms. Jantima Thongpiam, Secretary of Twining Engineering Program visited our campus to discuss future collaboration specially in the filed of mechanical engineering. Prof. Yukinori Kobayashi (Dean of Graduate School of Engineering), Prof. Norihiro Izumi (Director of International Exchange Office), Prof. Nobuyuki Oshima and Prof. Masao Watanabe joined the discussion.

The 15th 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 and The Hokkaido University Museum. Please note that all talk and discussion 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. Speaker: Dr. ALEX PETTITT , Assistant Professor, Institute for International Collaboration Title: The Shape of Our Galaxy Time and Date: Fri., May12,  2017, 17:30-18:30 Venue: 1sy Floor, Seminar Room, The Hokkaido University Museum

Spring Event

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Do you want to learn more about Japanese traditional culture? If you are interested, there are several events held in April and May that we recommend you to attend!   1.Tango no Sekku Event You can enjoy playing koto, make some origami crafts, and try some Jpaanese sweets and tea! Date: Tues., April 25 Time: 11:30am to 13:30 Venue: Institute of International Collaboration  1st Floor (Lobby) Attendance Fee: Free!   2.Japanese Tea Ceremony (SPRING): 春(はる)の茶会(ちゃかい) Enjoy the Japanese Style Tea Ceremony! Date: Wed., May 10  Time: ①11:30  ②12:00  ③12:30  ④13:00 Venue:  Institute of International Collaboration  1st Floor (Lobby) Attendance Fee: Free!    3.11th ZEN ZEMI Date: Sat., May 20 – Sun., May 21 Venue: Takikawa-shi, Kouzen-ji Attendance Fee: 2500 yen (+520 yen, … Continued

*RECRUITMENT* Int’l Student Support Desk 2017

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International Affairs Department, Hokkaido University is seeking for new part-time staff at International Student Support Desk. For the details, please kindly check Flier. JOB POSITION Int’l Student Support Desk Staff TASK A.) Assistance for documentation and responding enquiries B.) Spreading information which seems useful for int’l students C.) Planning and operation of the project D.) Interpretation and translation E.) Other WORKING HOURS 3 hrs /Day *Basically twice a week/staff DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT Thurs., June 1st – (Half a year) PAYMENT 1,000 JPY/hour PLACE OF WORK Int’l Student Support Desk, Institute of International Collaboration  1st Floor (Lobby) DEADLINE 17.00 on Wed.,May 10 APPLICATION Application Form and applcitaion guidlines will be … Continued

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

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.