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International Academic Exchanges

The Graduate School of Medicine is promoting international collaborations through exchanges of researchers and joint research projects. Currently, we have concluded international exchange agreements with 30 universities outside Japan (as of April 2018).

As an international exchanges project, we have established an international exchange fund to provide assistance and aid to be able to invite and accept non-Japanese researchers, dispatch and train young researchers, and provide scholarships and aid to international students.

(As of April 2018)

International Exchange Program
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (China)

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (China)

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (China)
Mahidol University (Thailand)

Mahidol University (Thailand)

Mahidol University (Thailand)

International Relations Division Supports International Students

International Relations Division, Center for Medical Education and International Relations

Staff members

Staff members

As of April 2018, 37 international students from 9 countries study at the Graduate School of Medicine. Staff members of the International Relations Office are responsible for creating a comfortable environment for international students, and provide academic and personal support.

International Relations Office 2

Agreement Concluded with
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
(Germany)

Our mission is to increase the presence of the Graduate School of Medicine on the international scene. We promote partnerships with institutes and faculties overseas, share the latest technologies and knowledge, and provide students with quality education that meets the needs of diverse and global society.

International Relations Office 3

Events to interact with international students

We also strive to nurture responsible global citizens and leaders for the future. We host seminars and events designed to help students acquire practical knowdlege in medicine and research, as well as manners and communication skills useful in the global society.

The Voice of the International Students

The Voice of the International Students, a newsletter for promoting exchanges with international students, is issued.
※Click on the image for back issues.

Visit the website for further information.

Message from an International Master's Student

First step towards a scientific career

Master's Student
Medical Science Course, Department of Stem Cell Biology

People's Republic of China

Wang Zhe

Since I was a child, I have always been interested in life science. This interest has led me to choose life science as my career. When I was in the 3rd year of under-graduate school, I decided to study in Japan. In the past decades, there have been many developments in life science, by using Bioengineering methods, multiple disease treatments have been developed. Unfortunately, there is no fully sufficient treatment for glioblastoma multiform (GBM).

Currently I am involved in a project which focuses on eradicating the cancer stem cell (GIC) subpopulation in GBM by using a microRNA dependent CRISPR/Cas9 Expression system which was designed to eradicate GIC in cancer tissue and is considered to be without side effects.

As this is my first individual research, it is not always going well (at least as well I hoped). Fortunately, with advice from my experienced advisor, and the plentiful research resources in Hokkaido University, I have been able to overcome these difficulties. I'm honored to have been chosen to be able to study here as the first step of my career.

In Hokkaido university, students can find and pursue their dreams.

(As of April 2018)

Wang Zhe Wang Zhe

Message from an International Doctoral Student

PHD in medicine

Doctoral Student
Basic Medicine Course, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

People's Republic of China

Wang Yu Min

We will experience a rapidly aging society soon. Even without damaging the brain, in a sense, everyone is at risk to become afflicted with disabilities. It is not alarmist to stress that society is seeking increasing numbers of rehabilitation specialists. This made me choose to enroll in the Department of Rehabilitation to avoid missing a great opportunity by making this leap.

Currently, I am engaged in diagnosis such as of higher brain dysfunction, post-traumatic cerebral infractions, and animal experiments. We are trying to illuminate and lay bare the rehabilitation mechanism from theviewpoint of muscle protein synthesis by promoting gene transcription at the molecular biology level. I wish to contribute to reducing the numbers of bedridden elderly people and show how to lead to a favorable prognosis.

Surrounded by magnificent nature and delicious food in Sapporo, I can start daily research with a fresh mood. There is even the more fascinating opportunity to encourage and compete with others who have been raised in different cultures while I am studying at Hokkaido University.

(As of April 2018)

Wang Yu Min Wang Yu Min