In 2016, Hokkaido University launched the Institute for International Collaboration (IIC) in an organizational restructuring effort designed to further promote internationalization in education and research. The institute is now a “one-stop shop” to get information and guidance on a wide range of issues that were previously separate in location and authority. The IIC’s overall goal is to improve the international mobility of faculty members and students, to secure outstanding students and researchers from abroad, and to encourage mobility amongst Japanese students to overseas institutions.
The IIC provides a wide ranging support service for key aspects of the University’s internationalization strategy. We are made up of over 100 full-time staff, as well as a substantial number of support staff. Conveniently located in the center of Sapporo Campus, we aim to provide the highest quality of service to all our stakeholders.