SynFOSTER 2012 was held.

Snapshots of SynFOSTER participants
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SynFOSTER 2012 was held.

On Thursday, January 26, 2012, the "SynFOSTER 2012" Symposium on the Development of Young Human Resources was held at the conference hall of Hokkaido University.
Launched in FY2008, the annual SynFOSTER symposium series is now in its fourth year. The series aims to gather people responsible for human resource development programs on campus, toward enhancing mutual understanding and collaboration. SynFOSTER also aims at familiarizing people on and off campus with Hokkaido University's efforts to develop excellent human resources.
In Part I of the symposium, keynote lectures were given by Shuichiro Itakura, Director of the Policy Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, MEXT, and by Osamu Kumagai, corporate executive and president of the Advanced Materials Laboratories at Sony Corp. Part I also included a panel discussion on the theme of "the state and future of the tenure-track system at Hokkaido University. " In Part II, examples of appealing academic education provided on campus were explained. In Part III, a poster session introducing human resource development programs on campus was held and participants exchanged information. Part III had 128 participants, including 13 people from 8 external organizations.
At the poster session, brief presentations were given regarding 30 human resource development programs shown in posters. It was also an opportunity for active exchanges of views and sharing of information among participants. The symposium was concluded successfully, and it greatly contributed to the development of a coherent human resource development system unique to Hokkaido University.

SynFOSTER 2012 will be held.

SynFOSTER 2012 poster (581 KB)
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Starting at 13:00
Conference hall, Hokkaido University

Kita 8, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo

Symposium on the Development of Young Human Resources
SynFOSTER 2012
-The Development of Young Researchers: The Tenure-Track System at Hokkaido University-

◆◆Program Part I 13:00 - 15:50◆◆
 ◇Opening Address 13:00 -
   Hiroshi Saeki President, Hokkaido University

 ◇Keynote Lectures (40 minutes each) 13:10 -
   - Human Resource Development in Science and Technology
    Shuichiro Itakura Director of the Policy Division, Science and Technology Policy Bureau, MEXT
   - Various industrys’ Expectations of Young Researchers
    Osamu Kumagai Corporate Executive, SVP, President of the Advanced Materials Laboratories at Sony Corp.

 ◇Panel Discussion 14:30 -
   The State and Future of the Tenure-Track System at Hokkaido University

◆◆Program Part II 16:05 - 16:45◆◆
  Introduction of appealing academic education on campus

◆◆Program Part III 17:00 - 18:30◆◆
  Poster session & information sharing
  Conference Room #1
  No participation fee is required.

 Inquiries and Registration
  Research Planning & Promotion Division, Research Promotion Department, Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development, Hokkaido University
  Phone: 011-706-2162
  (Registration: Please download the form below and return it to us by e-mail after completing the necessary information.)
  Registration deadline: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012
Registration form(19 KB)
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