University News | May 01, 2014
In order to bring together world-class teaching staff from around the world and within the University, HU established GI-CoRE on April 1 2014.
We established the Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education as a faculty organization under the direct control of the President that brings together world-class teaching staff from around the world and within the University, with the aim of promoting international collaborative research and education that leverages the university’s strengths and distinctive features, and of providing support for international collaborative research and education being furthered independently by faculties or schools.
(2) Organization Name
Japanese: Kokusai Renkei Kenkyu Kyoiku Kyoku
English: Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE)
(3) Functions and Distinctive Features
1) Global stations will invite world-class education and research units from Japan and the rest of the world, and promote international collaborative research and education with world-class teaching staff from related fields within the university.
2) They will be given priority in the allotment of research funds, etc.
3) New personnel and salary systems, etc. may be applied to the affiliated teaching staff.
4) In order to create an environment where affiliated teaching staff can focus on education and research, they can be made exempt from management and administrative duties.
5) The fruits of the education and research will be leveraged in university-wide organizational reform.
(4) Administrative System
(1) Director President
(2) Assistant Director Vice President
(3) Global Stations
For the present, the following two global stations are established: The Global Station for Quantum Medical Science and Engineering as well as The Global Station for Zoonosis Control
- A station leader will be appointed to each global station who is a core faculty member in the relevant field.
- The actual research activity will be carried out in the relevant faculties or schools listed below:
1) The Global Station for Quantum Medical Science and Engineering
-The Graduate School of Medicine
-Proton Beam Therapy Center
2) The Global Station for Zoonosis Control
-The Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine
-Research Center for Zoonosis Control
(4) Operational Cost
- We are allocated 196 million yen for personnel / supplies costs as 2014 management expense grants (special outlay) for “functional enhancement of national universities”.
(5) Teaching Staff Allocation
- Teaching staff invited from Japan and overseas will make use of the dual appointment system. Although the teaching staff allocated to GI-CoRE will in principle be attached to GI-CoRE, depending on the circumstances it is possible for them to hold another post concurrently in a related faculty or school.
- Core faculty members in the relevant field belonging to Hokkaido University faculties or schools will be allocated to GI-CoRE.