What is S-cubic ?
In 2006, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology of Japan (MEXT) established “The Project to Promote Diversification of Career Paths for Science and Technology-related Human Resources” and began to provide support services to help doctorate degree holders with highly professional knowledge, proceed to various areas of society where they can develop their specialties alongside the universities’ research institutes.
Hokkaido University adopted “Social activity promotion plans for basic science graduates” promoted by MEXT. (From FY2006 to FY2008) This project, entrusted by MEXT and aligned with Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) is aiming to promote diversification of the career paths for excellent human resources like postdoctoral researchers with doctoral degrees (PD) and doctoral students (DC) in science and technology. Hokkaido University mainly supports PD and DC in basic science area, and established Superior Skill Station of basic science called “S-cubic” as an organization in Graduate School of Science, currently situated in the Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development Department located in the Administration Bureau New Annex 4th floor.
S-cubic supports the young researchers from all areas like science, life-science, engineering, agriculture, electronic-science, etc. to have various career paths in various sectors of society. We wish your understanding and cooperation for this project.
The S-cubic’s “Social activity promotion plans for basic science graduates” at Hokkaido University, has been acclaimed and recognized as a plan that deserves to be pursued.