Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University (北海道大学 Hokkaidō daigaku), or Hokudai (北大), 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. It is considered one of the top universities in Japan.

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News from: Hokkaido University

Golden Leaf Festival (Konyousai) canceled : Due to a threatening message addressed to the university, this year’s Golden Leaf Festival (Konyousai) scheduled for 26-27 October has been canceled to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We appreciate your understanding.

The AI Revolution and Its Impact on Intellectual Property Laws : The Center for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience (CHAIN) is pleased to announce their 7th academic seminar as follows. Title The AI Revolution and Its Impact on Intellectual Property Laws Abstract Artificial Intelligence (AI) is nowadays capable of coming up with creative and inventive outputs that until not long ago just human beings were...

Song-learning neurons identified in songbirds : A group of neurons called the corticobasal ganglia projecting neurons are important for vocal learning in young birds, but not in adult birds, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Birdsong, like human speech, is a series of precisely timed movements learned by copying the vocalizations...

Japan PIO Summit 2019 : How can we measure the performance of our public relations activities? Japanese universities and research institutions are producing an increasing number of press releases and other content, particularly related to science communication, in both English and Japanese. Institutions must now ensure that these activities are utilized and entrenched as a vital and permanent part of...

A compound effective to chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells identified : A compound effective in killing chemotherapy-resistant glioblastoma-initiating cells (GICs) has been identified, raising hopes of producing drugs capable of eradicating refractory tumors with low toxicity. Despite longstanding and earnest endeavors to develop new remedies, the prognosis of most glioblastoma patients undergoing chemotherapies and radiotherapies remains poor. Glioblastoma, a malignant glioma, has a median survival period...

A Hundred Scenes of Hokkaido University : A photography exhibition titled “A Hundred Scenes of Hokkaido University” will be held at the main Hokkaido University Co-op building just south of Central Lawn from November 5th to the 30th. The exhibition showcases photographs submitted to the Co-op’s annual photo contest. The theme this year is “A Rainbow of Aspirations.”  The award-winning photos as...

Hokkaido Summer Institute 2019 wraps up! : The final 2019 Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) courses were completed on Friday, October 11th. More than 150 world-leading researchers from overseas gathered at Hokkaido University for the HSI and provided lectures with the university’s faculty members for four months during the summer. Over 1,500 students participated in 137 courses to study a wide range of...

2nd ICReDD International Symposium : The Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICReDD) is one of the 13 centers of the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI). Each year, we hold an international symposium where we provide a place for world-class scientists to present their work and exchange ideas. We are delighted to announce our second international symposium...

A simple way to control swarming molecular machines : The swarming behavior of about 100 million molecular machines can be controlled by applying simple mechanical stimuli such as extension and contraction. This method could lead to the development of new swarming molecular machines and small energy-saving devices. The swarming molecules in motion aligned in one direction, exhibited zigzag patterns, or formed a vortex responding...

CHAIN International Symposium – Adventures in Consciousness Science : The Center for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience (CHAIN) is pleased to announce an upcoming international symposium as follows. Title CHAIN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM Adventures in Consciousness Science: Exploring the Crossover between Philosophy, Neuroscience, AI, and Robotics See the full conference program Date and time Saturday, 9 November 2019, 9:45 – 17:20 Sunday, 10 November...