Hokkaido University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst Collaborations


The connection between Hokkaido University (HU) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) dates back to the time of their respective roots in the 19th century: Sapporo Agricultural College and Massachusetts Agricultural College, which foundation was cultivated by Dr William Smith Clark the third president of Massachusetts Agricultural College and the vice president of Sapporo Agricultural College.


Since 2015, two universities have started promoting its research collaborations and exchange of academics and graduate students in fields of Agriculture, Information and Computer Science, and Polymer Science through the framework of the Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE), HU, the faculty organisation directly managed by the University President.

 


  • Jointly-appointed Faculties

    Area UMass Amherst HU Counterparts
    Prof. Shlomo Zilberstein, College of Information and Computer Sciences
    Faculty of Information Science and Technology – Collaborative Centre for Big Data and IoT
     
     
     
    Prof. James Allan, College of Information and Computer Sciences
    A/Prof. Amir Houmansadr, College of Information and Computer Sciences
    A/Prof. Subhransu Maji, College of Information and Computer Sciences
  • Staff Exchange
Area Participants
University Libraries
Ms. Maxine Schmidt, Head, Science and Engineering Library, UMass Amherst (2012)
Ms. Kyoko Jo, Hokkaido University Library (2015)
Academics

Ms. Carol Will, Learning Commons Coordinator/Librarian, UMass Amherst (2018)

Dr. Tetsuya Aikoh, Assoc. Prof, Research Faculty of Agriculture, HU – Visiting Researcher at UMass Amherst (2002-03)
Prof. Geunhwa Jung, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst – Joint appointment with HU (2018-21)
Dr. Amanda Bayer, Extension Assist. Prof, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst – Joint appointment with HU (2017-20)
Administrative Offices
Long-term Educational Administrators Program (LEAP) budgeted by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Updated on   June 09, 2023

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