I-HoP (Hokudai International Human Resource Development Program)

Dear International Students and Researchers,

Hokudai (Hokkaido University) International Human Resource Development Program (I-HoP) provides career development support in English to PhD course students and postdoctoral researchers from abroad. The Program is consisting with the following three major elements:

1. Empowerment of individual researchers
2. Formation of matching platform for researchers and corporations
3. Measurement of interest for employment

Included in the item 1. Empowerment are:
a. Career counseling and career development support in English (“J-window”)
b. E-learning of Japanese language (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
c. Quarterly on-call test of Japanese communication skill (“JSST”)
d. Transferable Skills Seminar in English (“TSS”)

Item 2. Matching platform contains the following:
a. “Hi-system”, an exclusive on-line platform for Master Course (MC), Doctor Course (DC) and Postdoctoral researchers (PD). Hi-system is open to some 400 companies which understands the value of hiring Hokudai doctors, and they can access to DC and PD researchers’ “PR page” if they allow the access.
b. Short-cut to Akai-Ito-Kai “SCAIK”, an alternative access process in English to the participating companies of “Akai Ito Kai”, which is a prominent exclusive program by S-cubic for DC and PD who are fluent in Japanese.
c. Compilation of “Laboratory Catalog” which contains summary of research topics of laboratories where international researchers participate in.

Measurement of interest has two missions. One being directed to international researchers for their interest in working in the companies in Japan. The other focuses on corporations for their readiness and desire to utilize international researchers for their business.


I-HoP (Hokudai International Human Resource Development Program)
   phone : 011-706-2157
   e-mail : ihop@synfoster.hokudai.ac.jp