Graduate School of Science
Hokkaido University

About Graduate School

Overview

Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious universities in Japan. Boasting the largest number of faculties of Japan’s national universities, we cover almost all areas of the humanities and social and natural sciences and are leader in research activities in Japan and the world.

Our alumni include a Novel laureate, business leaders, research pioneers, artist and writers.

Our graduates benefit from the University’s determination to develop curious minds they are ready to embrace challenges and acquire knowledge, reveal new global perspectives and find solutions which change society for the better.

Graduate School of Science

Humans have long been fascinated by how nature has evolved, and have always wanted to know how it works.

The Graduate School of Science, the Faculty of Science, and the School of Science are dedicated to academic pursuit originating from our desire to learn more about nature. Our mission is to help students develop the following academic attributes:

  1. The ability to understand the true nature of an event and identify laws that govern the event (the ability to turn an idea into a universal theory and prove its validity, and the ability to model things and describe the model in a logical and sensible manner).
  2. The ability to describe the outcome of academic research in a logical manner, use logic to convince others, and exercise leadership in making a social contribution.