- About HGU
- President’s Message
Hokkai-Gakuen University (HGU) was established in 1952 but has a much longer history through Hokkai English School (1885) and through its predecessor institution, Hokkai Junior College (1950). The pioneering spirit in which the university was established continues today with a focus on independence and autonomy.
Approximately 80,000 students have graduated from HGU since it was established. Our alumni, who work in a wide range of fields, have played a particularly vital role in the development of Hokkaido. In this way, as we look forward to our centennial in 2050, HGU continues to be a quality educational institution that makes a strong contribution to the region.