Internal Support Activities

Internal Support Activities provided by Research Development Section

KAKENHI@Hokudai    <for the researcher at Hokkaido University> <only from campus network>
Information on Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research <KAKENHI>, one of the most popular research grant in Japan

■ Research Publications and Indicators  COMING SOON
Information on methods to assess academic performance and select suitable academic journals

■ Support on Legal Proceedings to ABS (Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing)  COMING SOON
Important information and legal proceedings related to import of genetic resources from overseas countries

Academic Events
Information about symposia, seminars, and related events organized/sponsored by Research Development Sections

Research Events Calender (former Ikra Event Bulletin)
Information on academic events such as seminars, symposia, workshops, etc., held at Hokkaido University campus

Support Services provided by Other Departments

Research Support Services

Hokkaido University Library
Access to e-journals and academic databases. Purchase service is also available.

International Collaboration

Institute for International Collaboration / University Research Administrator (International Matters)
URA at IIC offers the following consulting services on international collaboration:

matching service for new collaborative research with overseas institutions
supporting service for labs that accept foreign researchers

Contact: taenau[at]

Academic-Industrial Collaboration

Institute for the Promotion of Business-Regional Collaboration
Support activities to promote collaboration with companies to researchers via consulting services. Details are provided at internal support pages at the institute.

Faculty Development

Center for Teaching and Learning
Faculty development programs and consultation services for class management

Press Release

■ General Affairs and Planning Department: Public Relations Division
The Public Relations Division handles the distribution of both Japanese and English press releases to the media. Scientific press releases in Japanese can be simultaneously distributed to more than 30 media outlets. English press releases are created from the pool of Japanese press releases based on their international news worthiness and distributed to more than 8,000 journalists and media outlets worldwide. Press releases are created with approval from the relevant department head, so please submit press release manuscripts through the relevant departmental office. Please see this page (available Japanese only) for more details regarding press release submissions.

Japanese press releases:
English press releases:


General Affairs and Planning Department: Public Relations Division
A guidebook on promotion of academic events for staff members of Hokkaido University is provided by the division.
REACH (Japanese only)

The division also coordinates dispatchment of lecturers to high schools in the Hokkaido Island. This project is partly supported by the Hokkaido Shimbun Press.
Contact: rso[at]

Communication in Science and Technology Education and Research Program (CoSTEP)
Faculty staff members of CoSTEP will offer some advices on various methods of academic outreach, such as science writing, website, video images, graphic arts, etc.
Consulting service (Japanese only)

Support for Female Researchers

Support Office for Female Researchers in Hokkaido University
To promote activities of female researchers, the office provides several programs for developing human resources. Furthermore, the office organizes outreach events to provide information on carrier development for young women including high school and junior high school students to increase female researchers.
Contact: freshu[at]

Support for Foreign Researchers

I-HOP (Hokudai International Human Resource Development Program)
Career development support for foreign researchers is provided at this section.
Contact: ihop[at]