Message from the President

President, Yasuhiro Katagiri

Regional Center for Knowledge Creation

Future University Hakodate is located on a hill overlooking the city of Hakodate with a spectacular view of Mt. Hakodate and the Tsugaru straight. Hakodate has a long history dating back to the Jomon Period 5,000 years ago. It’s experience of trade, war and the opening of an international port in Edo to Meiji Period transition, and its subsequent role as the gateway to the development of Hokkaido have formed its unique history and culture. Future University Hakodate, which is located in this beautiful and fertile land, wishes to inherit the pioneer spirit to explore unknown fields. As a “Regional Center for Knowledge Creation” of Hakodate and South Hokkaido areas, Future University Hakodate aims to create a sustainable society for people to lead better lives.

“Designing Society” Is Our Mission

Future University Hakodate, as a public university, pledges to offer pride, trust and love to the community, through student education, regional problem solving, and promotion of industrial and cultural activities. Information Science is now relevant to every aspect of human life. Future University Hakodate pursues our original education and research based upon the foundation of Information Science and the philosophy of “Designing Society.”

Intellectual Environment for Knowledge Creation

Our Faculties are high-level and experienced, with a wide range of academic and industrial careers. They actively pursue collaboration beyond their respective specialized fields. The open and transparent building architecture of our campus, and our culture of close relationships between faculty and students characterize our intellectual environment, which naturally support open-minded thinking, autonomous problem solving, spontaneous learning and collaboration.

Fields of Practice are the Guides for the Future

Systems Information Science is a field of research in which we strive for solutions to systems related problems in the real world, through the integration of findings in ICT, Design, Complex Systems and Artificial Intelligence. Hakodate area is the field of practice for our research and education. We are proud of our achievements of community-rooted practical studies we have conducted since the university opened. A number of results have already been incorporated into the fields of medicine, tourism, transportation and marine science.

Roots in the Community, Target the World

In the modern networked society, each regional community is directly linked to the world. Despite the connectedness, we firmly believe that starting with a thorough investigation of the local with its “uniqueness” is the necessary and essential first step to any serious works on social problems. Future University Hakodate aspires to carve out the future as a Center for Knowledge Creation, through both its contributions to local and international societies.