Why Hokkaido University?


Hokkaido University is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious universities in Japan. Boasting the largest number of faculties of Japan’s national universities, we cover almost all areas of the humanities and social and natural sciences and are leader in research activities in Japan and the world. Our alumni include a Nobel laureate, business leaders, research pioneers, artists and writers.


Our graduates benefit from the University’s determination to develop curious minds that are ready to embrace challenges and acquire knowledge, reveal new global perspectives and find solutions which

change society for the better.


The University placed in the top 23 in the Asian region, and ranked 8th in Japan by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2012. We offer a broad-based educational experience, world-class research facilities, and all the attractions of living in the cosmopolitan city of Sapporo. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, our campuses clean and safe, and we are located in a breath-takingly beautiful setting.


TOP 10 UNIVERSITY IN JAPAN
In 2012, Hokkaido University was ranked 8th in Japan by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Since our inclusion as one of the Imperial Universities back in 1907, we have remained in the top tier of universities in Japan.


MOST BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS
In a special edition of the Asahi Newspaper, Sapporo Campus was voted as the most beautiful in Japan. Of the 9350 who responded to the questionnaire, more than 40% voted for Hokkaido University. (2009)


SAPPORO : MOST DESIRABLE CITY
In the last three surveys conducted from 2007, 2010, and 2012, Sapporo has consistently ranked in the top 3 cities in Japan to live. *SBI Life Living


HIGHEST STUDENT SATISFACTION
In a 2012 graduate survey conducted by the Nikkei Newspaper, Hokkaido University graduates gave us the overall highest satisfaction ratings of all Japanese universities.


Take a journey and discover Hokkaido University for yourself.

Updated on   July 05, 2013

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