Enrollment Ceremony of Nitobe College Program was held on Saturday, May 11 at Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education, Hokkaido University. Undergraduates and graduates started learning at the special program which was newly launched as a six-year consistent program due to current integration of Nitobe College program for undergraduates and Nitobe School program for graduates in April 2019.
Enrollment Ceremony of Foundation Program for Graduate Students were held at N1 lecture room from 11 a.m. Nitobe College welcomed the 5th class of the Foundation Program for the class of 2019-2020 Academic Year. As a result of thorough screening, 77 successful candidates out of 100 applicants from 17 graduate schools were permitted their enrollment in the Foundation Program.
Enrollment Ceremony was held with participation of Prof. Ko HASEGAWA, Deputy Principal of Nitobe College (Executive Director, Vice President of Hokkaido University), President Takashi ISHIYAMA of Hokkaido University Alumni Association (Chairman of the Board and Director, Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co., Ltd), Executive Directors, a Vice Principal of Nitobe College, Deans of Graduate Schools as well as several class instructors and two completed students.
At the ceremony, the Deputy Principal Hasegawa offered an encouragement to the new students, “to build on the knowledge and experience you have gained to play significant roles in the network connecting Hokkaido University with the rest of the world, as well as helping to lead the development of the international community.”
Followed by introduction of Deans of Graduate Schools, Ms. Song NAMGUNG representing the Basic Program and Mr. Daiki WAKITA representing the Advanced Program made presentations in English on their experiences and achievements in each program.
Finally, Mr. Hermes DINALA newly enrolled in the Foundation Program made a speech and gave message to the fellow students and expressed his expectations of studying in the program.