Hokkaido University Information
Situated in Sapporo, Hokkaido University (北海道大学) is one of the leading academic centres in Japan. The Hokkaido University ranking is number 8 in Japan, and 181st in the world. Similarly rated colleges in Japan include Nagoya University, Keio University, Tsukuba University, and Kyushu University. It occupies an urban campus of about 3 square kilometres. Since its establishment as an agricultural college in 1876 Hokkaido has blossomed into a large university with 12 different faculties; these are as follows:
Agriculture; Dental Medicine; Economics; Education; Engineering; Fisheries Sciences; Law; Letters; Medicine; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Science; and Veterinary Medicine.
Additionally Hokkaido is well known for its graduate studies, and in addition to study in the faculties mentioned above studies can also be taken out in the fields of Economics and Business Administration; Education; Environmental Earth Science; Information Science and Technology; International Media and Communication;Life Sciences; and Public policy.
Hokkaido is a leading university in Japan and therefore has many famous faculty and alumni associated with it, these include the authors Arishima Takeo and Nitobe Inazo, the composer Akira Ifukube, the biologist Ryuzo Yanagimachi, and the renowned computer scientist Hiroshi Ishii.
The Hokkaido University ranking is number 9 in Asia in the University Review List. Similarly ranked colleges include Tokyo Institute of Technology, National Taiwan University, Seoul National University, and Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Hokkaido University Address
Sapporo campus: Kita 8 Nishi 5
Ranking and Quick Facts
Motto: (English) Boys, Be Ambitious
|University world Ranking – Times 200 (UK)||
|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)||
102 – 150
|Asia University Rank (Jiaotong)||
10 to 18
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