Fearures of STSI Course

The STSI course is jointly implemented by Hokkaido University and three of India’s top universities to Address various issues related to transport systems and social infrastructure development in India.

STSI course aims for Hokkaido University and its Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) counterparts – IIT Hyderabad, IIT Bombay and IIT Madras – to foster professionals with the ability to maximize results in endeavors that address various issues related to transportation systems and infrastructure development in India through Japanese/Indian teamwork. Particular focus is placed on the establishment of the Japan-India Sustainable Development Consortium with the cooperation of the business communities in Japan and India towards promoting continuous person-to-person exchanges and the development of human resources so that students in both countries can work closely to achieve sustainable development that addresses not only the positive aspects of transport systems and infrastructure but also negative aspects, such as environmental and local impacts.

This course is recommended for students who…

  • Are interested in transportation infrastructure. (Iron fan welcome!)
  • Want to experience the cultural and religious diversity of India.
  • Are passionate about transportation infrastructure. (Railfans welcome!)


Division of Engineering and Policy for Sustainable Environment M2

I chose the STSI course because I could study social infrastructure and because I could study in India, a country that is expected to grow rapidly in the future. In my research, I studied the design standards and cost of roads in Japan and India. I studied the design standards and cost of roads in Japan and India, which has the third longest roads in the world and is more economical to build than Japan.
Another thing I learned was the Indian culture and language. They really eat curry every day. (They are very religious and have a lot of events. When I visited in September, it was during the Ganesh festival, and we prayed to Lord Ganesh and danced around. There are many other celebrations as well, so I hope you can feel the enthusiasm of the people.
This April (April 2023), I will start working for a construction consulting company. This company is also engaged in the design and management of overseas infrastructure projects. In the future, I would like to do design work abroad, so I will be able to use the communication skills and adaptability to culture and life that I have developed this time.

STSI Professors

Faculty of Engineering 

Yutaka Tabe Prof.

In the STSI course, students will travel to India independently to conduct a project in a laboratory at the Indian Institute of Technology, allowing you to acquire research skills, teamwork skills, and communication skills. Students will take classes to learn about Indian culture and society prior to their travel to India, and will be supported by a student who will take care of them as a buddy in the host laboratory. The experience at the Indian Institute of Technology, which has produced many of the world’s elite, will be useful for your future career and research activities.

Faculty of Engineering

Osamu Fujita Prof.

Faculty of Engineering

Taichiro Okazaki Prof.

Faculty of Engineering

Tatsuya Ishikawa Prof.

Faculty of Engineering 

Kosuke Takahashi Assoc. Prof.

Faculty of Public Policy

Norihiro Watanabe Prof.

Research Institute for Electronic Science

Nobuyuki Tamaoki Prof. 

Research Institute for Electronic Science

Biju Vasudevan Pillai Prof.