About Hokkaido University:

Hokkaido University, or Hokudai, is a Japanese national university in Sapporo, Hokkaido. It is a member of the Imperial Universities, which were established to be the nation's finest institutes of higher education or research. It is located in downtown Sapporo, just north of Sapporo Station, and stretching approximately 2.4 kilometers northward. Hokkaido University was founded in 1876 as Sapporo Agricultural College by William S. Clark with the help of five faculty members and a first class size of 24 students. In September 1907, Tohoku Imperial University set up the faculty of Agriculture in Sapporo. Tohoku Imperial University ceded the Faculty of Agriculture to Hokkaido Imperial University on April 1, 1918. It was one of nine Imperial Universities. The School of Medicine was established in 1919, at which time the Agricultural College became the Faculty of Agriculture. This was followed by the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science, and finally in 1947, the Faculty of Law and Literature. The current name of Hokkaido University also came into use in 1947. In 1953, the Graduate School was established. Since 2004 the university has been incorporated as a National University Corporation under a new law which applies to all national universities. Although the incorporation has led to increased financial independence and autonomy, Hokkaido University is still partially controlled by the Japanese Ministry of Education.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 156 156 159 175 183 173 193 211 209 241 252 240 269 320 280

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 68 60 109 86 112 88 99 113 114 138 140 135 155 157
Engineering 123 112 156 153 151 163 200 183 221 229 241 285 279 301-350
Life Sciences 148 151 139 169 154 164 187 206 219 215 223 232 232 249
Medicine 235 246 251 257 255 264 278 278 288 301-350 301-350 301-350 351-400 351-400
Natural Sciences 107 129 126 122 120 152 173 156 212 199 208 232 256 229
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By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 92 112 107 136 179 150 187 180 155 198 267
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 198 221 221
Chemistry 63 50 57 73 80 94 91 95 104 111 113
Chemical Engineering 103 117 125 139 123 154 156 165 207 235 247
Civil Engineering 102 134 152 141 121 142 179 195 232 192 287
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 301-350 351-400 301-350
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - -
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Electrical Engineering 275 286 245 283 - - 351-400 351-400 451-500 451-500 451-500
Environment / Ecology 132 151 156 143 153 159 192 184 182 186 170
Geosciences 67 65 75 82 90 118 106 113 120 144 126
Immunology - - - - - - - - 180 171 164
Materials Science 84 82 90 105 111 141 148 137 166 180 190
Mathematics - 272 278 - - - 354 351-400 401-450 401-450 451-500
Mechanical Engineering 182 282 179 - 219 - - 451-500 451-500 401-450 -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 171 180 183
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 225 240 263
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 283 - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 159 184 222 218 207 234 283 261 250 246
Physics 252 270 276 300 236 - 301-350 351-400 351-400 351-400 401-450
Plant & Animal Science 55 51 57 62 64 75 87 85 86 105 107
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - - -
Space Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 170
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -