Graduate School of Science
Hokkaido University

About Graduate School

Message from the Dean

Dean, Graduate School of Science Hiroshi Amitsuka, Prof. Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Science

I am delighted to introduce you to the Graduate School of Science at Hokkaido University, one of Japan’s top 10 research-intense universities. Graduate studies will enable you not only to deeply pursue your academic discipline in your chosen research field but also to develop skills and knowledge for a specific profession. The Graduate School of Science offers master’s and doctoral programs related to such advanced graduate studies in a wide range of sciences including mathematics, physics, cosmosciences, earth and planetary sciences, biodiversity, and science communication.

Our 200 teaching staff are all active in their research community, and have garnered recognition for their commitment to excellence in research and graduate education. They will serve as your supervisor, your mentor, and your instructor. If you are not proficient in Japanese, you are welcome to our International Course in Graduate School of Science, where education is fully conducted in English. Under the guidance of our expert staff, you will acquire advanced knowledge and skills, find problems to solve, and enjoy using your imagination in scientific endeavors. The course also provides you with interdisciplinary learning opportunities by linking up with the Inter-Graduate School Classes provided by Hokkaido University, where you can have occasions to improve your leadership skills for the betterment of global society.

I hope you will find our booklet informative and friendly. You can find more information on our website. If you are not currently a student here, I encourage you to contact our faculty members. If you have an opportunity to visit our Sapporo campus, you will definitely recognize that the Graduate School of Science at Hokkaido University is the right place for you graduate studies.

I look forward to welcoming you to Hokkaido University.

With best wishes,
Hiroshi Amitsuka, Prof. Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Science