Hokkaido University
Region: Eastern Asia
Country/Region: Japan
Found Year: 1876
Address: Kita 8, Nishi 5, Kita-ku
Introduction

Hokkaido University was founded in 1876 as Sapporo Agricultural College and gained its current name in 1947. We are a comprehensive university with 12 undergraduate schools, 21 graduate schools and 23 research institutes/centers with about 18600 students from over 90 countries/regions, and about 2100 academics. We have two campuses in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan: the 1.7 square kilometer main campus in Sapporo, the 5th largest city, and the other in Hakodate City. We have been promoting internationalization through various programs such as Nitobe College and Hokkaido Universal Campus Initiative. The alumni in the university’s history of more than 140 years include the following: Kanzo Uchimura, writer and intellectual in Meiji era (Class of 1880); Inazo Nitobe, author of Bushido, League of Nations Undersecretary-General (Class of 1881); Takeo Arishima, novelist and essayist (Class of 1900); Akira Ifukube, composer of classical music and film music including Godzilla (Class of 1935); Ryuzo Yanagimachi, biologist, pioneer of assisted fertilization technologies (BSc in 1953, DSc in 1960); Akira Suzuki, emeritus professor of Hokkaido University, Nobel Prize winner for chemistry in 2010 (BSc in 1954, MSc in 1956, and DSc in 1960); Yuichiro Miura, alpinist, reached the summit of Mt. Everest at the age of 75 (Class of 1956); Mamoru Mohri, scientist and Japan’s first astronaut (BSc in 1970 and MSc in 1972).

Academic Ranking of World Universities
151-200
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151-200
2017
151-200
2018
151-200
2019
151-200
2020
151-200
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Chemistry
76-100
Oceanography
76-100
Atmospheric Science
101-150
Earth Sciences
151-200
Civil Engineering
151-200
Metallurgical Engineering
151-200
Veterinary Sciences
151-200
Dentistry & Oral Sciences
151-200
Key Statistics
18483
Total Enrollment
2172(11.8%)
International Students
11935
Undergraduate Enrollment
495(4.1%)
International Students
6548
Graduate Enrollment
1677(25.6%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering Professions
Application of Science and Engineering Majors
Application of Veterinary Science
Applied Life Sciences Professions
Biological Function of Chemical Professions
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Science
Cause of Morbid Resolve To Learn
Chemistry
Civil Law
Clinical Veterinary Medicine
Criminal Law
Developmental Aging Teeth Science
Earth Sciences
Economic
Educational Foundation Theory
Educational Psychology
Environment and Social Engineering Professions
Etiology and Pathology
Forest Science
Health
Health and Body Structural Analysis
Health and Physical Education
Health Body Functional Analysis
Humanities
Information and Electronic Professions
Livestock Science
Marine Biological Sciences
Marine Resources Science
Mathematics
Medicine
Occlusal Reconstruction
Operate
Oral and Maxillofacial Face Surgery
Oral Diagnosis
Oral Health Science
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy
Physics
Political Science
Proliferation and Life Sciences
Public Law
Resource Function of Chemistry
Social Law and Labor Law
Teaching Social Sciences
Teeth Reconstruction
The Basis of Law
The Mechanical Knowledge Learned Professions
The Science of Biological Resources
Graduate Programs
Accounting Information
Animal Disease Control
Applied Biosciences
Applied Physics
Basic Law
Biochemistry
Bioresource Sciences
Biosphere Science
Biosphere Science
Catalysis Basic Research
Catalytic Target Research
Cause of Disease
Centers For Disease Control
Central Eurasian Studies
Chemistry
Chemistry
Cold Laps Integrated Science
Cold Ocean Circles Sciences
Cold Terrestrial Science
Comparative Law
Comparative Morphology Kinesiology
Composite Informatics
Computer Science
Cooperation Medicine
Developmental Education Clinical Theory
Developmental Education Programs
Diagnosis and Treatment
Digital Directory
Earth Circles Sciences
Earth Sphere Science
Eastern Europe Studies
Education Theory of Social Programs
Electronic Functional Elements
Electronic Information Processing
Electronic Material Properties
Electronic Measurement Control
Energy and Environmental Systems
Environment Creation Engineering
Environmental Circulatory System
Environmental Resources
Environmental Science
Environmental Science of Matter
Environmental Science of Matter
Environmental Studies
Environmental Veterinary Science
Geographical Comparison
Graduate School of Aquatic Sciences
Health and Science
Health and Sports Education
History of Natural Science
History Regional Culture
Human Systems Science
Ideological and Cultural Studies
Information Electronics Professions
Information Network
Internal Medicine
International Media
International Multicultural Education
International Policy
Language and Literature
Language Communication Theory
Large-Scale Computing Systems
Life Molecular
Life Science
Life Science
Life Science of Human Information
Life Systems Science
Low-Temperature Basic Science
Marine Applications Life Sciences
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mathematics
Mechanical Universe Engineering
Media Education
Media Network Professions
Modern Economic Operators
Modern Law
Molecular Chemistry
Morbid State
Nanotechnology Research Center
Natural History
Nursing
Oral Health Science
Oral Kinesiology
Oral Pathology
Organic Process Engineering
Pathology
Physiology
Prion Diseases
Professional Medicine
Public Management
Quantum Science
Quantum Science
Quantum Science and Technology
Russian Studies
School Systems Development Theory
Siberia Far East Studies
Social Medicine
Space Performance System
Substance Chemical
Substance Chemistry
Surgical
Symbiotic Basics
System Information Science
Technology Policy
The Biological Function Polymer Science
The Building Urban Space Design
The Field of Environment Engineering
The Human Mechanical Systems Design
The Northern Circle Environmental Policy Engineering
The Science of The Living Marine Resources
Tourist Creation
Universe Science
Universe Science
Zoonosis