Request for support in operating the Human Resource Development Platform for Japan-Russia Economic Cooperation and Personnel Exchange (HaRP)
The Human Resource Development Platform for Japan-Russia Economic Cooperation and Personnel Exchange (HaRP), in which Hokkaido University and Niigata University play roles as the core members on the Japanese side, is an initiative for building a government-university-industry partnership platform intended to develop wide-ranging human resources who will contribute to enhancing the Japan-Russia economic cooperation and academic promotion. HaRP had been funded by the Inter-University Exchange Project of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology since 2017 (the funding period was five years).
HaRP has been conducting activities between Japanese and Russian universities under the following framework decided at the First General Meeting of the Association of Japanese and Russian Universities.
- Operation of the Committee for Personnel Exchanges with the aim of supporting student exchanges to develop human resources who can help expand and develop exchanges between Japanese and Russian universities
- Activities of the specialized sections aimed at fostering professional human resources who will contribute to the development of the themes based on the Eight-point Japan-Russia Economic Cooperation Plan (health and medicine; city development; exchanges between small and medium-sized companies; SDGs: environment, resource development and multicultural education; promotion of industrial diversification; industrial promotion in the Far East; cooperation in developing advanced technologies; and language, culture and tourism)
- Operation of the Student Union with the aim of enhancing mutual understanding between Japan and Russia through student exchanges and contributing to the development of friendly ties
In addition, the First General Meeting of the Association of Japanese and Russian Universities (the Seventh Japan-Russia Rectors’ Forum) was successfully held in May 2018 with the cooperation of several companies operating in Hokkaido. As this project is an international project led by the related universities together with various Russian institutions, with the intention of developing it further going forward, we would like to request that as many companies and organizations as possible take an interest in it and provide financial support. We offer various benefit to the sponsor organizations. Thank you for your consideration.
Atsushi Yokota, HaRP Project Manager, Executive Vice President, Hokkaido University