Hokkaido University (Hokudai)


Hokkaido University originates from Sapporo Agricultural College which was established in 1876 as Japan’s first modern institution of higher education to grant bachelor’s degrees. It is one of Japan’s top national universities and has 18 undergraduate and 20 graduate schools covering a wide range of disciplines. Boasting one of the biggest campuses in Japan, the university houses cutting-edge research facilities, a university hospital, and one of the world’s largest research forests.

In 2014, the university adopted the “Hokkaido Universal Campus Initiative (HUCI)” — a reform program which aims to further internationalize the university as a whole to foster more world leaders who can contribute to the resolution of global issues. These leaders will be able to address contemporary issues, represent the frontier spirit as they forge new ways ahead, and contribute to the development of human welfare and society. The initiative will be in effect until 2026, coinciding with the university’s 150th anniversary.

As part of the efforts, the university has established the “Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE)” which brings together world-class researchers from around the world and within the University to promote international collaborative research and education. It consists of six Global Stations covering Soft Matter (GSS), Quantum Medical Science and Engineering (GSQ), Zoonosis Control (GSZ), Food, Land and Water Resources (GSF), Big Data and Cybersecurity (GSB) and Arctic Research (GSA). The university also offers a number of degree programs in English for international students.

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1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Hokkaido University (Hokudai) published between 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

226 91.59 86.46

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Physical Sciences 68 23.89 18.75
Chemistry 117 55.41 55.41
Earth & Environmental Sciences 19 5.48 5.48
Life Sciences 50 17.56 17.56

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 57.4% Domestic
  • 42.6% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Top 10 domestic collaborators by WFC (184 total)

  • Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan
  • Domestic institution
  1. Nagoya University, Japan (11.60)
  2. Kyoto University, Japan (11.57)
  3. The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan (11.24)
  4. Osaka University, Japan (5.88)
  5. Kyushu University, Japan (5.72)
  6. RIKEN, Japan (4.83)
  7. Tohoku University, Japan (4.41)
  8. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan (4.26)
  9. National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan (3.74)
  10. Keio University, Japan (3.73)

Note: Collaboration is determined by the weighted fractional count (WFC), which is listed in parentheses.

Affiliated joint institutions and consortia

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