• DirectorToshiyuki HOSOKAWA

    Field of studyScience education, Higher Education, Hygiene Studies, Neuroscience

    Hobbies/SkillsBraid (Japanese traditional crafts)

    I am conducting research about higher education and hygiene while taking charge of lectures for undergraduate and graduate students. I am trying my best every day so that I could convey the “significance of education” to the teachers of the next generation.

  • Vice DirectorKenichi YAMAMOTO

    Field of studyHigher education development

    Hobbies/SkillsLikes to slowly enjoy good alcohol and food

    Our Center consists of experts who respond to various problems concerning individual classes as well as educational issues related to the whole university. As a person engaged in education, I will stay close to you and support your efforts.

  • Specially Appointed Assistant ProfessorMichal MAZUR

    Field of studyHigher education, Computer science

    Hobbies/SkillsWriting, playing trombone

    I’m interested in intercultural communication and the globalization of higher education. I would like to support you in enhancing communication skills and breaking down cultural barriers. My motto is “stepping out of your comfort zone.” It takes you to unfamiliar places and you do things you wouldn’t normally do. Such learning experiences help you achieve your true potential.

  • Academic ResearcherKatrina-Kay ALAIMO

    Field of studyClassics

    Hobbies/SkillsFigure skating, learning languages

    Although raised in California, I spent a lot of time living abroad. Being well acquainted with different higher education systems in various countries, I would like to help make positive changes here in Japan.

  • Office staffMiyuki ONODA

    Hobbies/SkillsPlaying tennis for over 10 years

    I help with office work and workshop preparation, and even management on the day. To deliver high quality training, our staff must be united. Having such good teamwork is our strength.

  • Office staffYoko HOKAKU

    Hobbies/SkillsKnobwork (Japanese traditional crafts)

    I can always feel the intense passion of those who participate in our programs while I am engaged in the management of workshops. As staff, we also do our best to carry the same passion for our work.

  • Office staffReiko ITO

    Hobbies/SkillsGolf, watching foreign dramas

    I challenge myself to try new things when managing training sessions, always thinking about what needs to be done to ensure they’re smoothly delivered. I feel compelled to support everyone and deepen my knowledge as a member of the Center.

  • Office staffLisa NAKAGAWA

    Hobbies/SkillsFigure skating, programming

    I enjoy opportunities to learn, absorb, and apply new knowledge every day in order to help you. I strive to provide the best support I can through the preparation and management of CTL events.

Learning support

  • DirectorFurihito IKEDA

    My research focuses on the evaluation and creation of questions in the fields of cognitive and computer science. Everyone wants to be happy. But what is happiness? I believe happiness is finding and continuing to do what you love. I would like to help everyone find what it is they are passionate about and support their endeavors.

  • Vice DirectorKunimasa YAMADA

    I used to ask my physics teacher a lot of questions when I was in prep school. After being assigned to the Particle Theory Group at the university, I found out that this same teacher is an alumnus of the lab. Sometimes the connections you have with people in the past unexpectedly continue into the future. I would like to encourage you all to come in and have a chat with people researching the subject that you are interested in.

  • Specially Appointed Assistant ProfessorYu TACHIBANA

    I research the contemporary politics of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia. I would like to support your studies and course selection under the motto “Do not look down on younger generations, for they may surpass you through hard work.”

  • Specially Appointed Assistant ProfessorYusuke SUDA

    I specialize in nonlinear physics, particularly in coupled oscillator systems, and wrestle with physics, mathematics, and other disciplines using my hands and computer. Here at the LSO, we inspire all types of students, from those with burning passions to those with more frigid personalities. Come and learn with us!

  • Specially Appointed Assistant ProfessorYoshitake ORIKASA

    My research focuses on the production of substances biosynthesized by microorganisms, especially those with high functionality in relation to food and health, as well as host growth and environmental stress responses for symbiotic bacteria in plants. I am in charge of matters related to chemistry at the LSO.

  • Specially Appointed Assistant ProfessorTadashi SASAKI

    I have been researching cosmology and the theory of gravitational waves and am mainly in charge of matters related to physics and mathematics at the LSO. I joined the university as a student after taking the entrance examination, so I know what it’s like for many of you first-years. I can help with course selection and registration. We would like to encourage everyone to make good use of the services we offer here at the LSO.


Center for Teaching and Learning Office

Hokkaido University is full of greenery. Our office is located in the center of the campus premises. We are committed to interior design with a colorful arrangement of tables and chairs, and making an open space where creative ideas are born.

Studio-type Seminar Room

Our studio-type seminar room is a dedicated room next to the Center for Teaching and Learning. It is equipped with facilities that can accommodate not only small group work but also large classes. Participants can join workshops that take place in a comfortable active learning environment.


Center for Teaching and Learning, Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education, Hokkaido University

Multimedia Education Building 3rd Floor, Kita 17, Nishi 8, Kita-Ku,
Sapporo, Hokkaido,
060-0817 Japan

TEL・FAX 011-706-7472