Hokkaido University (HU) in Japan established the Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) in 2016. Over 150 courses, around 120 courses for graduate students and around 30 courses for undergraduate students, will be offered by HU faculties and more than 160 world-leading researchers from over 100 institutions around the world in 2020.
HSI 2020 covers most of the disciplines of the university, and enables participants to expand their academic knowledge and develop skills. They can also cultivate a better understanding of other cultures and improve their communication skills through the HSI. It also gives them the opportunity to attend field training using Hokkaido’s extensive landscape and to engage in active learning so that they are capable of thriving on the world stage. HSI 2020 runs from June 1st to October 30th, when they can enjoy Hokkaido’s beautiful summer.
Each course is worth 1 or 2 academic credits. Most of the courses run for one or two weeks. Participants can tailor their own summer program by combining courses according to their major and interests. The medium of instruction is in English.
The HU main campus is located in the center of Sapporo. The city attracts a large number of tourists from across Japan and around the world due to its harmonious combination of natural beauty and urban lifestyle. During the HSI, they can enjoy not only the refreshing climate but also the renowned food, picturesque landscapes and popular events.