Golden League
Hokkaido University

Japan

Hokkaido University, 5 Chome Kita 8 Jonishi, Kita Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0808, Japan

123 World
rank
7 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1876
Short name:
HU
Type:
Public (National)
Students:
18160
Faculty:
2220
Faculty/Students Ratio:
8
:
1
Web-site:
www.hokudai.ac.jp
Region:
Asia
Location:
Sapporo, Hokkaido
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 123 73.837
Teaching 55 85.155
Research 189 68.801
International Diversity 559 27.88
Financial Sustainability 137 77.934
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 109 83.964
Research Perfomance Rankings 349 51.399
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TEACHING
World Rank: 55
Country rank: 7
Score: 85.155
League: Diamond League
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40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 189
Country rank: 5
Score: 68.801
League: Golden League
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name
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 559
Country rank: 21
Score: 27.88
League: World League
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name
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10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 137
Country rank: 10
Score: 77.934
League: Golden League
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10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

Hokkaido University was founded in 1876 as Sapporo Agricultural College, the nation`s first higher education institution to award bachelor`s degrees. The university gained its current name in 1947, and today it accommodates about 18,100 students from 82 countries and about 2,400 academics in 12 faculties, 19 graduate schools, and 26 research institutes and research centers. The university owns two campuses in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan`s four main islands. The spacious 1.9 square kilometer main campus where the majority of students study is situated in the urban area of Sapporo, the 5th largest city of Japan. The other campus is located in Hakodate, a port city in Southern Hokkaido, for School of Fisheries Science. In addition to these two campuses, for the purpose of practical learning, the university possesses various kinds of facilities such as training ships, botanical gardens, experimental farms, and 650 square kilometer experimental forests on and off campus. The university has been developing further internationalization in the recent years: it opened offices in Beijing, Seoul, Helsinki and Lusaka for international collaboration and information exchange. Also, in April 2013, it started a special course named Nitobe College for undergraduate students to create global human resources.

Mission Statement

The mission of Hokkaido University is to pursue education and research and to build a partnership with society under our basic philosophy of Frontier Spirit, Global Perspectives, All-round Education, and Practical Learning. Hokkaido University`s origin is Sapporo Agricultural College, the nation`s first modern academic institution founded in 1876, and its spirit of foundation is still alive. Firstly, Frontier Spirit represents the idea that each student and faculty of Hokkaido University must undertake the problems of the age and must bravely pave a new way. Secondly, the idea of Global Perspectives means that the students and the faculties must be open-minded to the diverse worlds. Thirdly, the idea of All-round Education means to develop people with rich cultural knowledge who have excellent humanity and intelligence as well as expert knowledge. Finally, Practical Learning here in Hokkaido University has two meanings. One is to pursue universal truth, and the other is to place importance on sharing the research results with society through practical application and utilization of the research.