Christofora Hanny Wijaya
Professor of Department of Food Science and Technology, Head of Hokkaido University Liaison Office in Indonesia, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)
Chairperson of Hokkaido University Alumni Indonesian Association
The first thing that came to my mind when I received the offer to become a Hokkaido University Ambassador was a mixed feeling of honor and doubt; I wasn’t sure that I was the proper candidate for this position.
On the other hand, I also felt I had an obligation to do something good for Hokkaido University, and saw this as an opportunity for me to give back to the institution which helped propel my career. Fortunately, I had Prof. Ryusuke Hatano, hand in hand with Prof Yasuyuki Hashidoko and Prof. Tsuneo Inoue, who supported me to pursue the offer. I do hope I can do a lot to help HU become one of the 100 top universities in the world.
It is our destiny to come into one “Wa” (circle) as a big family of HU, and as family members, it is our obligation to help each other. Finally, to quote from Clark-sensei, “Boys (and Girls) should be Ambitious”, shouldn’t we?