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Hokkaido University

Postgraduate Schools

Graduate School of Agriculture

Hokkaido University was founded in 1876 as Sapporo Agricultural College, the first higher educational institution for agricultural sciences in Japan. Of all the faculties and graduate schools, the School of Agriculture is the oldest in the university's history of more than 130 years. It was first established to meet the needs to open the island of Hokkaido as a new frontier. Since then, it has been the leading university in agricultural sciences and has produced many eminent persons.
The Graduate School of Agriculture encompasses academic fields that integrate the humanities and sciences, and is engaged in the interdisciplinary and integrated research on the foundations of human society. The development of human resources capable as acting as global-scale experts on problem-solving for food bio-security, resource management, bio-mass energy supply and environmental conservation, together with the sustainable development of agriculture, forestry and fishery industries at local scales, is our ultimate goal.

Location Kita-9 Nishi-9, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8589, Japan
Area Hokkaido & Tohoku Region (Sapporo, Sendai, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started April, 1953
No. of Students 506
No. of International Students 113
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 141
Additional Information This special program is an evolved form of the previous Special Postgraduate Program in Bio-systems Sustainability (2007-2011), which was a successor program of Special Postgraduate Program in Agricultural Chemistry (1997-2006). Until 2012, these programs have produced 109 Ph. Ds.
Contact kyomu@agr.hokudai.ac.jp
List of Programs - The Special Postgraduate Program in Biosphere Sustainability Science (Doctoral)
- The Special Postgraduate Program in Biosphere Sustainability Science (Master's)

As of August 31, 2015

Graduate School of Engineering

The School of Engineering is Hokkaido University's largest, with nearly 3,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students including a large proportion from overseas.

Location Kita 13, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628, Japan
Area Hokkaido & Tohoku Region (Sapporo, Sendai, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started 1953
No. of Students 867
No. of International Students 221
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 312
Additional Information In 2010 Emeritus Professor Akira Suzuki, a member of Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University during 1961-1994, has been awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The Suzuki coupling reaction allows extensive universality and practicability, and has been used for the synthesis of many biologically active natural products, including pharmaceutical preparations.
Contact eprogram@eng.hokudai.ac.jp
List of Programs - English Engineering Education Program (e3), Doctoral Course
- English Engineering Education Program (e3), Master's Course

As of February 1, 2016

Graduate School of Science

The Graduate School of Science has four departments: Department of Mathematics, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Cosmosciences, and Department of Natural History Sciences.
We aim to educate students to have a comprehensive knowledge of all the natural sciences through a broad education and research. We also strive to develop the judgment, comprehension and solution building skills in students to tackle natural science problems and conduct creative research.
Each department offers both master's and doctoral programs. English-speaking doctoral students with insufficient proficiency in Japanese will receive their training in English.

Location Kita 10, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0810, Japan
Area Hokkaido & Tohoku Region (Sapporo, Sendai, etc.)
Postgraduate School Started 1953
No. of Students 420
No. of International Students 49
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members About 200
Additional Information Since its inception in 1953, the Graduate School of Science has been preparing graduate students for distinguished careers as researchers, teachers, and experts in the public and private sectors.
One of our most prominent alumni is the Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry and Emeritus Professor, Dr. Akira Suzuki.
Contact international@sci.hokudai.ac.jp
List of Programs - International Graduate Program in the Natural History Sciences, Doctoral course
- International Graduate Program in the Natural History Sciences, Master's course

As of June 1, 2016

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