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Hokkaido University School of Medicine 100th anniversary

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  • Environment

  • A temperate city with abundant nature and all modern urban facilities

    Sapporo is the center of an urban area with the 4th largest population (not counting Tokyo) in Japan, and it boasts a rich and varied nature. With the beautiful nature and comfortable urban facilities harmoniously coexisting, the city is always ranked among the very best places to live. From the city center, developed on a wide plain at the foot of mountains, we can see a ski-jump and enjoy scenery as it changes from season to season. Another feature of Hokkaido is the dynamic unspoiled natural environment in East Hokkaido, which is registered as a world heritage site.

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  • Campus

  • The Spacious Campus of Hokkaido University – an Ideal Place for Study

    The Hokkaido University Sapporo campus is located in the central part of the city, and it is well known for its rich plentiful nature. In the spacious 178 hectare (890 acre) campus, one of the largest university campuses in Japan, there are a famous avenue of poplar trees and many historical buildings that attract tourists and the residents alike.
    The buildings of the Graduate School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering and School of Medicine are located in the central part of the campus.

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  • Education

  • Education program and environment provided by first rank faculty

    Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine and the School of Medicine will celebrate the 100th anniversary in 2019.
    The Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine is focused on seven fields of research (physiology, pathology, social medicine, internal medicine, surgery, specialized medicine, and community networked medicine), which together offer an environment that is ideal for an educational experience provided by a faculty engaged in innovative research activities.
    The Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering features an educational system that harmonizes different fields, including medical science, engineering, hygiene, biology and science, and offers an educational-research environment best suited to learning the latest global advances in biomedical science and engineering.

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  • Research

  • Superbly Developed Environment to Pursue World Leading Innovative Research

    The Faculty of Medicine, carries out world leading research activities, and is proud of its achievements including the numbers of papers published and referenced.
    Collaborative innovation and incubation between the university and enterprises are also in full swing. The Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering provides an environment conducive to promoting world-class studies, enabling students to participate in joint research and other activities with students from prominent universities outside Japan.

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History

History of the Hokkaido University School of Medicine

  • August 14, 1876

    Sapporo Agricultural College was founded.

    April 1, 1918

    Hokkaido Imperial University was founded. Sapporo Agricultural College was transferred to Hokkaido Imperial University.

    April 1, 1919

    Hokkaido Imperial University School of Medicine was initiated.

    October 1, 1947

    Under a title revision program Hokkaido Imperial University was renamed Hokkaido University.

    April 1, 1955

    Graduate School of Medicine was initiated at the Hokkaido University.

  • April 1, 2002

    Master's Program for Medical Research was transferred from the School of Medicine to the Graduate School of Medicine.

    April 1, 2004

    Hokkaido University became the National University Corporation Hokkaido University.

    April 1, 2017

    The Graduate School of Medicine was reorganized into the Faculty of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine.
    Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering established at Hokkaido University.

    Hokkaido University School of Medicine 100th anniversary

    Hokkaido University School of Medicine 100th anniversary

    Hokkaido University School of Medicine will celebrate its centennial in 2019.

    *For more information, please refer to the History page in the general guidance section

[Top: title photo] Department of Basic Medical Sciences of the School of Medicine (around 1929)
Left: Building for Physiologic Drug Chemistry (completed: August 20, 1921)
Center: Anatomical Pathological Histology and Anatomy Lecture Hall (completed: June 24 and 28, 1920, respectively)
Right: Building for Pathogenic Bacterial Hygieiology (completed: November 10, 1922)
(Hokkaido University Archives Collection)

[Bottom: background photo] Sapporo Agricultural College (1882)
(Hokkaido University Archives Collection)

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