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

Useful tips to know for publishing a scientific paper : The Center for Environmental and Human Sciences will be holding a seminar titled “Useful Tips to Know for Publishing a Scientific Paper.” The seminar will be given by Professor Adrian Covaci, editor in chief and associate editors of several high impact scientific journals. All students, researchers, and faculty members are welcome to join.  Lecturers Professor...

The protein that gives identical cells individuality : New insight into a protein’s role in regulating tight DNA packing could have implications for combating tumor cell resistance to anti-cancer treatments. Hokkaido University researchers have revealed how a protein maintains a delicate balance of tightly packing DNA inside yeast cells with the same genetic material, while also allowing for variation amongst them. The findings,...

“The way you move”: Body structure brings coordinated movement : A computer model shows that a starfish-like animal can coordinate rhythmic motion based on body structure without the brain telling them to do so. This provides insights useful for physiology and robotics. Scientists at Hokkaido University and Hiroshima University have found that green brittle stars with five arms show a different “pumping” movement pattern than...

Early arrival of spring disrupts the mutualism between plants and p… : Early snowmelt increases the risk of phenological mismatch, in which the flowering of periodic plants and pollinators fall out of sync, compromising seed production. Gaku Kudo of Hokkaido University and Elisabeth J. Cooper of the Arctic University of Norway have demonstrated that early snowmelt results in the spring ephemeral Corydalis ambigua flowering ahead of the...

International Symposium on Biodiversity in the Global Food System : The Global Station for Food, Land and Water Resources, Global Institution for Collaborative  Research and Education (GI-CoRE) is pleased to announce the following international symposium on Wednesday, 24 July 2019. This symposium discusses advanced research and the practical challenges on biodiversity and relating issues in the global food system. The aim of the symposium is...

USA Site Visit in Research Triangle Park : This is a special event for doctoral course students and Postdocs. I-HoP will host a group tour from October 13th to 20th 2019, taking a total of five doctoral course students and Postdocs of Hokkaido University to the laboratories of companies and universities in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina, USA. The purpose...

The Inaugural Hokkaido University Ambassadors and International Alu… : Hokkaido University held its inaugural meeting for Hokkaido University Ambassadors and Chairs of International Alumni Associations on Friday, June 14, 2019. It was attended by 13 ambassadors, partners and overseas alumni association chairs along with 23 Hokkaido University faculty and staff. The Hokkaido University Ambassador and Partner system was launched in 2016 to build and...

Fresh look at mysterious Nasca lines in Peru : Using a taxonomic approach, scientists have re-identified the huge birds drawn on the desert plains of Peru as hermits or pelicans. A scientific approach has been used to re-identify huge birds etched into the desert plains of southern Peru around 2,000 years ago. The birds appear to be exotic to the region and further studies...

Aquamou becomes first Japanese team to win Hult Prize Regional Summit : Hult Prize @ Hokkaido University’s Aquamou, a team comprised of four Hokkaido University students, has become the first team from Japan to win at one of the Regional Summits. They will be advancing to the next stage in the Hult Prize competition, the Accelerator in London, this summer. The Hult Prize is the world’s largest...

Indonesian student community holds its 16th scientific meeting : Earlier this year, the Indonesian Student Association of Hokkaido (PPI-H) held its 16th Hokkaido Indonesian Student Association Scientific Meeting (HISAS 16) to discuss “Integrated Science for Improving Disaster Risk Management in Indonesia.” The meeting took place at the Graduate School of Environmental and Earth Science of Hokkaido University on March 16, 2019, and was attended...