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Hokkaido University (Japan)

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Hokkaido University
image by Eugene Ipavec, 20 August 2008

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An ornamental banner, apparently purple, fringed purple, the emblem in white, centred.

Founded 1876 as `Sapporo Agricultural College' by Dr W.S. Clark of Massachusetts Agricultural College (US). Taken up in Tohoku Imperial University at Sendai in 1907, reverse move in 1918 when Tohoku Agricultural College is transferred to newly founded Hokkaido Imperial University; adjective "Imperial" dropped in 1947. Being a national establishment, incorporated 2004.

Eighteen faculties or graduate schools plus various institutions. let me mention the Institute of Low Temperature Science ? and many research centres. About eleven thousand undergraduates and nine thousand graduates, staff more than six thousand.

Sources: Hokkaido University: History page
Wikipedia: Hokkaido University
Jan Mertens, 20 August, 2008, 7 September 2008