Academic theme exhibition introduce the present-day face of Hokkaido University. The section titled “HU: Rising to the Challenge” focuses on the university’s top-notch research, while the “HU Study Quarters” area looks at the education conducted in our 12 schools, spanning the humanities, and the social and natural sciences. “HU’s spirit of inquiry” showcases the attractions of the research institutes and centers
On the 1st and 2nd floors, “Hokkaido University Now” Introduces research conducted by all 12 faculties of Hokkaido University.
In addition to introducing the research of the Food & Medical Innovation Promotion Headquarters and the Arctic Research Center, which conduct activities while also collaborating with private companies,
Hokkaido University continually rises to new challenges to meet the ever-changing demands of society. Here we introduce the Center for Food and Medical Innovation, which aims at innovation by integrating the fields of food, exercise, health, and medical care. We also spotlight the university’s Arctic Research Center, which endeavors to ensure sustainable use and preservation of the Arctic region.
Hokkaido University is one of the nation’s leading universities, with 12 undergraduate schools that span nearly all of the disciplines, from social and natural sciences to the humanities. Guiding by staffs dealing with cutting-edge research, students in Hokkaido University acquire specialized knowledge and skills. They also gain the wide-ranging knowledge and communication skills necessary to become active players in the international community.
Spirit of Inquiry: Research Centers and Shared Educational Facilities
In the “HU Study Quarters” section we introduced educational research information of 12 undergraduate schools and their related post-graduate level faculties. At HU, we have many affiliate research institutes, research centers and shared campus facilities—indeed, we boast a plethora of educational research establishments. Here, we briefly touch upon the kind of activities carried out by these establishments.
Hokkaido University Museum
The Hokkaido University Museum: Connecting People, Exhibits, and Information. Hokkaido University is home to some 4 million specimens and documents that have been gathered, preserved, and studied since the Sapporo Agricultural College began more than 130 years ago. Amongst these are more than 10,000 precious “type specimens” that form the basis for the discovery and certification of new species.
Opened in the spring of 1999, the Hokkaido University Museum conveys the diverse range of research carried out at Hokkaido University while also using various original materials and visual media to introduce the university’s cutting-edge research. The Hokkaido University Museum offers exhibits and diversified information equal to those of any museum, facilitating conversation and creating an atmosphere that encompasses both past and future. Visitors to the museum can shift their attention at will, examining what intrigues them most and gathering information behind the individual exhibits, thus expanding their universe.
The Hokkaido University Museum, the Museum Meister educational program, the Para-Taxonomist training for specialists working in the areas of specimen materials, and other programs that help support the University’s general education mission offer a uniquely forward-thinking educational experience. The Museum also offers great volunteer opportunities in areas such as arranging specimens and creating exhibition narratives. Open to the public, not just students and teaching staff, the Hokkaido University Museum strives to be a place where exhibits, information, and people can come together to enhance the learning process.