Link to Guideline
2013 The International Priority Graduate Programs (PGP)
- Advanced Graduate Courses for International Students -
Special Training Program for Veterinary Researchers toward Building an
International Network for Veterinary Researchers
Hokkaido University was founded in 1876 as Sapporo Agricultural College, the first higher educational institution for agricultural sciences in Japan. The university consists of twelve undergraduate faculties, nineteen graduate schools, and twenty-seven research institutes and centers, with 4,000 faculty members, and administrative and technical members, 11,000 undergraduate students, 6,000 graduate students as well as 1,400 international students from 86 countries (all approximate numbers for personnel and students).
Animal health issues transcend borders, as seen in the spread of avian influenza, BSE, foot-and-mouth diseases and other zoonosis. For this reason, collaboration on research and control of zoonosis are increasing, which calls for the globalization of education in veterinary science. From 2007 the Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine at Hokkaido University and the Research Center for Zoonosis Control introduced a special program designed for foreign students who wish to study veterinary science in Hokkaido. This special program provides all of course works including lectures and practical subjects as well as laboratory activities in English. The Program aims to serve an opportunity for overseas students to study higher standard of all fields of veterinary medical science at Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine and Research Center for Zoonosis Control, and expects all graduates to be leaders and experts who will be in part to work at the forefront of veterinary medical science in their respective home countries for animal health and global environment.
Shigeo ITO, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine