Universities & Institutes
|Teaching staff||approx. 3,800|
|Undergraduate students||approx. 12,000|
|Graduate students||approx. 6,400|
|International students||approx. 1,200|
|Financial scale||approx. 93 billion yen|
|Undergraduate Faculties||Letters / Law / Economics and Business Administration / Medicine / Dental Medicine / Engineering / Veterinary Medicine / Fisheries Sciences / Science / Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy / Agriculture / Education|
|Graduate Schools||Letters / Law / Economics and Business Administration / Medicine / Dental Medicine / Engineering / Veterinary Medicine / Information Science and Technology / Fisheries Sciences / Environmental Science / Science / Pharmaceutical Sciences / Agriculture / Life Science / Education / International Media, Communication, and Tourism Studies / Health Sciences / Chemical Sciences and Engineering / Law / Accounting / Public Policy|
History and Outstanding Features
Hokkaido University is a comprehensive public university with 135 years of history. Its campus is located in the stunning natural surroundings of Japan's northernmost island. It began as Sapporo Agricultural College, in 1876, when Dr. William S. Clark, then the President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College in the United States of America was invited to be the Vice President of a new agricultural college in Japan.
When he left the College, Clark's parting words to the students were “Boys, be ambitious”; this has become a well-known phrase throughout Japan, far beyond the boundaries of the Hokkaido University campus.
|Dr. William S. Clark|