After graduating from university, Ms. Takei worked as a high school English teacher and an employee of a company listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s First Section. Since she wanted to remain involved in education by drawing on her life event experiences, she started to work at Hokkaido University in 2014. She left the university after her contract expired, and after a stint at an independent administrative corporation, she returned to the campus as a specialist in December 2020.
She is responsible for university ranking tasks. She says the support from people in- and outside the university enables her to fulfill her responsibilities. For the sake of those who support the university, she hopes to contribute to enhancing the presence and brand of Hokkaido University by actively promoting its attractiveness to society through various ranking programs.
I have come back to the university to take up new challenges together with my colleagues with whom I overcame various challenges during my previous stint at the university.
I have opportunities to engage with various people both in- and outside the university and to gain new experience.
For better or worse, university rankings indicate how well a university performs in comparison with other universities. While we are elated when our ranking goes up and disheartened when it goes down, I believe it is important for us to keep forging ahead positively. I think there are still many relatively unknown aspects of Hokkaido University, including in research, education, and social cooperation, so I will use university rankings as an opportunity to further promote the appeal of the university from various aspects.
I used to be an indoor person, but today I love outdoor activities like camping, cycling, and horseback riding thanks to those nice outdoor enthusiasts around me. I feel blessed when I drink wine over a campfire.