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Aug.14, 1876

The Building of Sapporo Agricultural College seen from the north (Centennial Anniversary of Hokkaido University, 073, Northern Studies Collection of Hokkaido University Library)

Sapporo Agricultural College was founded.

Jun.1, 1907

Sapporo Agricultural College became part of the Agricultural College of the newly founded Tohoku Imperial University. (The opening ceremony was held in Sep. 1907)

Apr.1, 1918

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

Apr.1, 1919

Hokkaido Imperial University School of Medicine was initiated.

Apr.22, 1921

Main Building of the Medical Faculty Clinic (125th Anniversary Photo Album of Hokkaido University, 125-062, Hokkaido University Archives Collection)

Medical Faculty Clinic was initiated.

Departments of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Anatomy, Physiology, Medical Chemistry and Pathology were established within the School of Medicine.

May 17, 1921

Benzo Hata appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and Director of Hokkaido University Medical Clinic

Oct.1, 1921

Midwives' Training Institute was established within the Medical Faculty Clinic.

Oct. 8, 1921

Eiji Arima appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Clinic

May 16, 1922

Introductory Medicine, School of Medicine (125th Anniversary Photo Album of Hokkaido University, 125-064, Hokkaido University Archives Collection)

Departments of Microbiology, Otolaryngology, Pharmacology, Ophthalmology, Anatomy II, Anatomy III, Physiology II and Pathology II were established within the School of Medicine.

May 16, 1923

Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Dermatology & Urology, Legal Medicine, Internal Medicine II and Surgery II were established within the School of Medicine.

Jul.8, 1924

Departments of Psychiatry & Neurology, Hygiene & Preventive Medicine and Internal Medicine III were established within the School of Medicine.

Mar. 14, 1925

Sadami Ochi appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Clinic

May 19, 1925

Department of Surgery III was established within the School of Medicine.

Oct. 7, 1925

Yutaka Kon appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine

Mar. 13, 1929

Hisashi Kosogabe appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Clinic

Mar. 31, 1929

Haruo Yamazaki appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine

Mar. 10, 1931

Yutaka Nakamura appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine

Mar. 11, 1931

Seishichi Ohno appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Clinic

Mar. 10, 1933

Makoto Miwa appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine

Mar. 11, 1933

Kazuo Nagai appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Clinic

Oct. 31, 1933

Kumao Yamagami appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine

Dec. 16, 1935

Seishichi Ohno appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine

Dec. 17, 1935

Ryo Shiga appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Clinic

Dec. 16, 1937

Haruo Yamazaki appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine

Dec. 17, 1937

Satosu Nakagawa appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Clinic

May 15, 1939

Hokkaido Imperial University Special School of Medicine was initiated.

Dec. 16, 1939

Yutaka Nakamura appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine

Dec. 17, 1939

Soichi Yanagi appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Clinic

Dec. 13, 1941

Takeo Masaki appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine

Yoshihide Nishikawa appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Clinic

Mar. 31, 1943

Kazuo Nagai appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Clinic

Dec. 13, 1943

Sakuzaemon Kodama appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine

Satosu Nakagawa appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Clinic

Jun.16, 1945

Nurses' Training Institute: Women's College of Health and Welfare was established under the Medical Faculty Clinic.

Dec. 28, 1945

Zenjuro Inoue appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine

Jiro Saruwatari appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Clinic

Jun.10, 1947

Midwives' Training Institute at the Medical Faculty Clinic was renamed Maternity Nurses' Training Institute.

Oct.1, 1947

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

Dec. 28, 1947

Soichi Yanagi appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine

Kenzo Iwashita appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Clinic

Jan.31, 1949

Department of Radiology was established within the School of Medicine.

May 31, 1949

In accordance with the national school establishment law, the Hokkaido University was re-established as a national university.

Hokkaido Imperial University Special School of Medicine was merged into the Hokkaido University School of Medicine.

Medical Faculty Hospital, the Noboribetsu Branch, and the Nurses’ Training Institute were placed under the Hokkaido University School of Medicine, as research facilities.

Jun.22, 1949

Department of Urology was established within the School of Medicine.

Department of Dermatology & Urology was renamed Department of Dermatology.

Dec. 28, 1949

Morio Yasuda appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine

Yoshimasa Okuda appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Mar.31, 1950

Hokkaido University Special School of Medicine was abolished.

Apr.1, 1951

Nurses' Training Institute was renamed School of Nursing.

Dec. 28, 1951

Toyoji Yamada appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr.1, 1952

Maternity Nurses' Training Institute was renamed School of Maternity Nursing.

Dec. 28, 1953

Hisashi Anpo appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine

Jiro Mikami appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr.1, 1954

Department of Pharmacy was established in the School of Medicine.

Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry was established within the Department of Pharmacy.

Apr. 1, 1955

Graduate School of Medicine was initiated at the Hokkaido University.

Hisashi Anpo appointed as Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine

Jul.1, 1955

Divisions of Pharmacognosy and Analytical Medical Chemistry were established within the Department of Pharmacy.

Aug.3, 1955

Doctoral Programs in Physiology, Pathology, Social Medicine, Internal Medicine and Surgery were established within the Graduate School of Medicine.

Dec. 28, 1955

Toshio Takasugi appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr.1. 1956

Department of Public Health was established within the School of Medicine.

Medical X-Ray Technicians' School and Hydrotherapeutic Research Institute were initiated within the Medical Faculty.

Divisions of Medicine Manufacturing and Hygiene Chemistry were established within the Department of Pharmacy.

Dec. 28, 1957

Katsuo Takeda appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Gen-ichi Ogawa appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr.1, 1958

Graduate School of Pharmacy was initiated at Hokkaido University.

In accordance with the revised ministerial guidelines for national universities, the Divisions of Pharmacology and Drug Effects were added to the Department of Pharmacy.

Apr.1, 1960

Department of Anesthesiology was established within the School of Medicine.

Dec. 28, 1961

Hisashi Anpo appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Hidehisa Fujiyama appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr.1, 1962

View of the Cancer Immunopathology Institute at the foundation (Photo Album of the 60 Year History of the School of Medicine, Issued by the alumni association of the School of Medicine in 1983)

Cancer Immunopathology Institute was initiated under the Medical Faculty.

Division of Pathology was established in this Institute.

Apr. 1, 1963

Department of Biochemistry II was established within the School of Medicine.

Dec. 28, 1963

Sanshi Abe appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Nozomi Suwa appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr.1, 1965

Under a partial revision of the national school establishment law, the Department of Pharmacy became independent of the Medical Faculty.

Divisions of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry were established within the Department of Pharmacy.

Department of Neurosurgery was established within the School of Medicine.

Dec. 28, 1965

Keigo Shima appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital.

Apr. 1, 1966

Hygiene Technicians' School was established within the Medical Faculty.

Apr. 1, 1967

Division of Virology was established within the Cancer Immunopathology Institute.

Dec. 28, 1967

Nozomi Suwa appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Masaru Wakabayashi appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr.1, 1969

Medical X-Ray Technicians' School was re-organized as the Medical Radiology Technicians' School.

Cancer Immunopathology Institute was renamed Medical Faculty Cancer Institute.

Nov. 20, 1969

Tsuneyoshi Tanabe appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Naomichi Yamada appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

May 1, 1970

Eimatsu Takakuwa appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Yusho Miura appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr.1, 1971

Division of Biochemistry was established within the Cancer Institute.

Jun. 30, 1971

Naomichi Yamada appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Jul. 17, 1971

Yusho Miura appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr.1, 1972

Hygiene Technicians' School was renamed Clinical Laboratory Technicians' School.

May 1, 1972

Institute for Animal Experimentation was initiated under the Medical Faculty.

Apr.27, 1973

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine was established within the School of Medicine.

Apr.16, 1975

Department of Pharmacology was divided into the Departments of Pharmacology I and II.

Jan. 10, 1976

Tadahiko Matsuno appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Tadao Shiraishi appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

May 6, 1977

Yuta Onmura appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Jan. 10, 1978

Saburo Sugie appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr.1, 1979

Division of Genetics was established within the Cancer Institute.

Jan. 10, 1980

Ichiro Tsuji appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Oct.1, 1980

Hokkaido University Paramedical College (125th Anniversary Photo Album of Hokkaido University, 125-171, Hokkaido University Archives Collection)

Hokkaido University Paramedical College was established.

Jul. 16, 1981

Yusho Miura appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Jan. 10, 1982

Shigeo Matsuno appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr. 1, 1983

School of Nursing was transferred to Hokkaido University Paramedical College.

Department of Nuclear Medicine was established within the School of Medicine.

Jul. 16, 1983

Miki Aizawa appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Apr. 1, 1984

Medical Laboratory Technicians' School was transferred to Hokkaido University Paramedical College.

Apr. 1, 1985

Department of Laboratory Medicine was established within the School of Medicine.

School of Maternity Nursing was transferred to Hokkaido University Paramedical College.

Jan. 10, 1986

Yoshihiko Terayama appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr.1, 1986

Division of Genetics was renamed Division of Molecular Genetics within the Cancer Institute.

Medical Radiology Technicians' School was transferred to Hokkaido University Paramedical College.

May 21, 1987

Department of Plastic Surgery was established within the School of Medicine.

Jul. 16, 1987

Tsutomu Hiroshige appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Hidemi Matsumiya appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr. 1, 1989

Tatsuzo Tanabe appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr. 1, 1991

Tamotsu Miyazaki appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

May 1, 1991

Tatsuzo Tanabe appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Apr.10, 1992

Division of Cell Biology was established within the Cancer Institute.

Apr. 1, 1993

Kazuo Saito appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Takehiko Ohura appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Oct.12,1993

Hokkaido University Hospital

New ward of Medical Faculty Hospital opened.

Jun.24, 1994

Hydrotherapeutic Research Institute was abolished and was re-established as the Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine within the School of Medicine.

Apr. 1, 1995

Department of Neurology was established within the School of Medicine.

Hiroshi Abe appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

May 11, 1996

Division of Molecular Genetics was re-organized as the Division of Gene Regulation and the Division of Gene Therapy Development within the Cancer Institute.

Noboribetsu Branch of the Medical Faculty Hospital was closed.

Departments of Gerontology & Oncology and Medical Biomechanics were established within the School of Medicine.

Apr. 1, 1997

Yoshiro Inoue appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Yoshikazu Kawakami appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr.9, 1998

Doctoral Programs in Physiological Sciences: the Departments of Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology were established within the Graduate School of Medicine.

Doctoral Programs in Neurological Sciences: the Departments of Neural Function and Neurological Disorder were established within the Graduate School of Medicine.

Apr. 1, 1999

Doctoral Programs in Advanced Medical Sciences: the Departments of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine & Surgery, Advanced Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine and Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine were established within the Graduate School of Medicine.

Doctoral Programs in Social Medicines: the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Forensic Medicine & Medical Informatics were established within the Graduate School of Medicine.

Seiichiro Fujimoto appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr.1, 2000

Doctroral Programs in Pathophysiological Sciences: the Departments of Pathophysiology, Internal Medicine, Reproductive & Developmental Medicine and Sensory Organ Medicine were established within the Graduate School of Medicine.

Doctroral Program in Cancer Medicine, the Department of Cancer Medicine was established within the Graduate School of Medicine.

Medical Faculty Cancer Institute and the Institute of Immunological Science were integrated as the Institute for Genetic Medicine at Hokkaido University.

Apr. 1, 2001

Institute for Animal Experimentation was initiated within the Graduate School of Medicine.

Shinzo Nishi appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Hiroyuki Kato appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital

Apr.1, 2002

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

Apr. 1, 2003

Department of Anatomy was renamed Department of Functional Morphology.

Department of Cancer Medicine was renamed Department of Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics.

Tsuneki Sugihara appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Medical Hospital (Hokkaido University Hospital from October onward)

Oct.1, 2003

Hokkaido University Paramedical College was re-established as the Hokkaido University Faculty of Health Sciences under the Medical Faculty.

Medical Faculty Hospital and the Dental Faculty Hospital were integrated into the Hokkaido University Hospital.

Jan.30, 2004

Graduate School of Medicine South Research Building

Renovations of the Graduate School of Medicine South Research Building completed.

Feb.27, 2004

Hokkaido University Medical and Dental Research Building

Medical and Dental Research Building opened for use.

Apr.1, 2004

Hokkaido University was re-organized as a national university corporation.

Mar.10, 2005

Renovations of the Graduate School of Medicine Southeast Research Building completed.

Apr. 1, 2005

Ken-ichi Honma appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Kazuo Miyasaka appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Hospital

Apr.1, 2006

Research Center for Cooperative Projects was established within the Graduate School of Medicine.

Apr. 1, 2007

One Doctoral Program in Medicine was initiated for all Departments of Medicine: Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology, Preventive Medicine, Forensic Medicine & Medical Informatics, Internal Medicine, Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Reconstructive Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, Reproductive & Developmental Medicine, Sensory Organ Medicine, Neurological Disorder and Advanced Medical Science.

Masahiro Asaka appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Hospital

Jul.13, 2007

Graduate School of Medicine Northeast Research Building

Renovations of the Graduate School of Medicine Northeast Research Building completed.

Mar.28, 2008

Renovations of the Graduate School of Medicine North Research Building completed.

Mar.27, 2009

Renovations of the Graduate School of Medicine Central Research Building completed.

Apr. 1, 2009

Kazunori Yasuda appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Aug.13, 2009

Renovations of the Library of the School of Medicine completed.

Apr. 1, 2010

Satoshi Fukuda appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Hospital

Jul. 9, 2010

Hokkaido University School of Medicine Alumni Hall "Frate"

Hokkaido University School of Medicine The Alumni Hall "Frate" opened for use.

Sep.1, 2010

Medical Education Promotion Center was established within the Graduate School of Medicine.

Apr.1, 2011

Nagara Tamaki appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Apr.1, 2013

Masanori Kasahara appointed as Dean of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Medicine

Kiyohiro Houkin appointed as Director of Hokkaido University Hospital

Apr.1, 2014

The Preventive Medicine, Forensic Medicine, and Medical Informatics sections of the Graduate School of Medicine were integrated into the Department of Social Medicine.

May 28, 2014

Renovations of Animal Experiment Facility of the Graduate School of Medicine

Renovations of Animal Experiment Facility of the Graduate School of Medicine completed.

Jan. 15, 2016

Renovations of the Interprofessional Education and Research Building completed.