Hokkaido University and Seoul National University Collaborations

Hokkaido University (HU) and Seoul National University (SNU) have jointly held an academic symposium every year on a reciprocal basis since 1998 to commemorate the conclusion of an Inter-University Exchange Agreement between the two establishments in 1997. The joint symposium collaborations have been expanded to the joint field trips to the Universities’ Research Forests which are designed for undergraduate students in forestry (since 2015), administrative/specialised staff exchange programme (since 2017), and other university-wide activities. The 27th HU-SNU Joint Symposium will be held in SNU in 2024. The details will be uploaded on the official website.

  • Recent Symposia

     – The 26th HU-SNU Joint Symposium (1-2 November 2023, HU)

Funded Satellite Sessions for FY 2023

Selected Satellite Sessions for FY 2023
HU Chair SNU Chair

Connecting Forest to Wood Sectors for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainability

Assoc. Prof Keiichi Koda, Research Faculty of Agriculture

Assist. Prof Hee Han, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Predicting landslide and flooding vulnerabilities exacerbated by extreme rainfall events

Assoc. Prof Yuichi Hayakawa, Faculty of Earth Environmental Sciences

Prof Daehyun Kim, College of Social Sciences


Next generation oxide semiconductor materials and devices

Prof Hiromichi Ohta, Research Institute for Electronic Sciences

Prof Kookrin Char, College of Natural Sciences


2023 International Workshop on the New Frontiers in Convergence Science and Technology: Innovating Sustainable Development for Future Generations

Prof Masaharu Yoshioka, Faculty of Information Science and Technology

Assoc. Prof Jae Kyoo Lee, Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology


Towards Sustainable Development of Slavic-Eurasian Studies in Northeast Asia during Crisis

Prof Akihiro Iwashita, Slavic-Eurasian Research Centre

Prof Hakyung Jung, Institute for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

     – The 25th SNU-HU Joint Symposium (10-11 November 2022, SNU)

     – The 24th HU-SNU Joint Symposium (4-5 November 2021, online)

     – The 23rd HU-SNU Joint Symposium (5-6 November 2020, online)

     *More on the previous events here.

  • Staff Exchange Programme
Dates HU Participants SNU Participants
6-7 (at HU) and 9-10 November 2023 (at SNU)


Aki Sato, Librarian, HU Library

Yunjin Choi, Librarian, SNU Library

Mutsumi Ishizaki, Librarian, HU Library

Sinae Shin, Librarian, SNU Library

(Also, Watinee Khemakarothai, Deputy Director for Academic Affairs and Corporate Communications, Kasetsart University)

14-15 (at HU) and 17-18 November 2022 (at SNU)
Yuya Ito, Specialised Technical Staff, HU Research Forest
Kim Sollee, Manager, University Forests
Yosuke Sato, Specialised Technical Staff, Institute of Low Temperature Science
Kim Jaejun, Manager, Nambu University Forest
5 November 2021 (online)
4 staff members from HU Library

4 staff members from SNU Library

21 staff members from Research Forests
20 staff members from University Forests

5 staff members from Centre for Teaching & Learning; Technical Support Office; Global Facility Centre; International Affairs Dept.; Institute for International Collaboration

4 staff members from Centre for Teaching & Learning; Office of International Affairs
1-20 November 2019 (at SNU)

Fumihiro Tsuiki, Admin. Staff, General Affairs & Planning Dept.


Natsuki Tsuji, Admin. Staff, Admin. Office of Dental Medicine

8-11 November 2018 (at HU)
Younghee No, Director (Strategic Planning & International Cooperation), Office of International Affairs
Hyunjin Jo, Manager, Office of International Affairs

(Also, Margherita Zuliani, Admin. Assist. in HR, Technical Admin. Staff Office, Ca’Foscari University of Venice)

13-17 November 2017 (at SNU)

Taena Uemura, Project Coordinator, International Affairs Dept.

Sotaro Ishihara, Sen. Admin. Staff, International Affairs Dept.

  • Other Visits

     – SNU President Se-Jung Oh’s visit to HU (2 June 2022)

     – SNU News visit to HU (2 February 2018)

     – SNU Graduate School of Public Administration (29 May 2018)

Updated on   November 21, 2023