Hokkaido - Education

Education

The Hokkaidō Prefectural Board of Education oversees public schools (except colleges and universities) in Hokkaido. Public elementary and junior high schools (except Hokkaido Noboribetsu Akebi Secondary School and schools attached to Hokkaido University of Education) are operated by municipalities, and public high schools are operated by either the prefectural board or municipalities.

Hokkaido has 37 universities (7 national, 5 local public, and 25 private universities), 34 junior colleges, and 5 colleges of technology (4 national and 1 local public colleges). National universities located in Hokkaido are:

  • Hokkaido University (former Sapporo Agricultural College)
  • Hokkaido University of Education
  • Muroran Institute of Technology
  • Otaru University of Commerce
  • Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
  • Asahikawa Medical University
  • Kitami Institute of Technology

Hokkaido prefectural government runs Sapporo Medical University, a medical school in Sapporo.

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