The Educational Code of Ethics

Hokkaido University Code of Ethics in Education

In its history dating back to the time of the Sapporo Agricultural College, Hokkaido University has cultivated the following set of key words regarding education and research: “Frontier Spirit,” “Global Perspectives,” “All-round Education” and “Practical Learning.”

As the basic goals of education, the university seeks to develop human resources that respect human rights and have the ability to accurately respond to societal demands by cultivating their free and independent spirits and by assisting them to become self-sustained independently-minded individuals by improving their sense of humanity and intellect through all-round education.

To achieve these goals, the faculty of Hokkaido University shall establish the following codes for self-discipline:

First, faculty members shall set examples, provide guidelines and make efforts to foster a free academic culture so that all students can maintain high aspirations and forge their own path in the future.
Second, faculty members shall assist all students to become self-sustained independently-minded individuals, respect their individualities and treat them with respect.
Third, faculty members shall clearly indicate learning goals, make constant efforts to improve their classes and support the voluntary learning of students.
Fourth, faculty members shall present clear academic assessment criteria to students and provide fair assessments in line with the learning goals.
Fifth, faculty members shall strive to give meticulous guidance to students and take the utmost care to protect private information.

Updated on   April 29, 2013