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Overview

Otaru University of Commerce

University/Junior College

University

Co-ed/Women Only

Co-ed

Year of Foundation

1910

History
Vision and Mission
Official Website
English
Link
Features
Glocal Human Resource Development
To develop individuals capable of resolving regional issues with a global perspective who are needed by the regional economy, the Otaru University of Commerce is creating and providing a new educational environment in collaboration with local industries, public agencies and domestic and overseas universities. The Glocal Management Minor Program, which complements four major disciplines, was established in academic year 2015. This has been developed into the Glocal course Major Program, which begin in academic year 2021. Both programs are expected to be useful for trading companies and local companies planning to expand overseas. We aim to develop human resources who can study from a global perspective, understand different cultures, and utilize their outstanding linguistic communication skills to have the qualities to solve the complex problems of local communities. The Glocal course Major Program in particular requires students to study abroad after enrollment basically, but for students who are particularly motivated enrollment can be delayed for one year, allowing them to gain real world experiences before embarking on their studies. With this in mind, we have introduced a ‘gap year’ program, which enables students to study abroad at one of our partner universities to foster a global outlook and a voluntary learning attitude.

Active Learning at the Otaru University of Commerce Promotion and Development of New Educational Approaches
The Otaru University of Commerce promotes educational reform to facilitate active learning (hereinafter referred to as “AL”) that requires students to have the strong motivation necessary to actively involve themselves in the learning process. Based on the school’s philosophy of practical education followed since its foundation, the university is further advancing the AL approaches it has developed through the employment of project-based learning (PBL) in all departments, flipped learning using cutting-edge ICT to cultivate glocal human resources able to facilitate the resolution of difficult issues and value creation in today’s diverse society. To maximize the benefits and efficiency of AL, the university strives to not only further improve the learning environment, including lecture rooms, but also enhance undergraduate and graduate education quality and develop glocal human resources, disseminating the results of these efforts in collaboration with other universities and institutions.

Construction of a Business Development Platform (Highly Skilled Managerial Talent Development Project)
Link
TEL
+81-134-27-5206
Email
Contact Info (for International Students)
Glocal Education Division, Center for Glocal Strategy
inljimu@office.otaru-uc.ac.jp

Schools

As of May 1, 2022

Faculty of Commerce
Graduate School of Commerce

International Networks

Membership of International University Associations
Partnerships with Overseas Institutions
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Student Exchange
23
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Research
28
Office for Concluding Partnerships

Headquarters for International Relations

Data Collection

As of May 1, 2022

Overall Income
3,270,961,957 yen
Gift, Grant and Contract Income
121,308,000 yen
Competitive External Research Funds
96,768,100 yen
Number of Full-time Academic Staff/Faculty Members
115

2,326
students

Total Enrollment

International
Students
Local Students
22 2,304

2,231
students

Undergraduate Enrollment

International
Students
Local Students
14 2,217

95
students

Graduate Enrollment

International
Students
Local Students
8 87

Third-party Quality Assurance

Institutional Accreditation
  • Institutional Accreditation - NIAD-QE (2022)
Program Accreditation
  • Graduate School of Commerce

    Major in Entrepreneurship (Professional Degree)

    Program Accreditation - JUAA (2019)

Campus Location

Main Campus

Otaru University of Commerce

3-5-21 Midori,Otaru,Hokkaido,047-8501 Japan, Hokkaido Google Map

Schools:

Faculty of Commerce

Location Type and Access
Suburban
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic grounds and facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free universal design
  • Cafeteria/On-campus store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students

Other Campus

Campus

Otaru University of Commerce Sapporo Satellite

Sapporo55 Building 3F 7 kita 5 Nishi 5 Chuo-ku,Sapporo,Hokkaido,060-0005 Japan, Hokkaido Google Map

Schools:

Location Type and Access
Metropolitan
Facilities and Services
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free universal design
  • Free Wi-Fi for students

Academic Support

Academic Support
  • Programs and support to strengthen language (Japanese) abilities
  • Support by fellow students (peer support/buddy system)
  • Support in English or an international student’s native language
  • Other support for international students
Cultural Experience Opportunities

Dormitories/School-supported Housing

Halls of Residence/Dormitories provided
Provided
International House
Monthly Fees in Yen: 6,400
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Long-term exchange student
  • Family with several members
Kikouryou
Monthly Fees in Yen: 20,500
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Long-term exchange student

Employment Opportunities on Campus

Employment Opportunities
  • Part-time jobs on campus; TAs and RAs
  • Introductions from the university or university coop for part-time jobs
  • Part-time jobs on campus; Others

Health Care

Physical and Mental Health Support (for International Students)
  • Physical Assistance / Mental Counseling in Japanese
  • Physical Assistance / Mental Counseling in Foreign Languages
  • Health Check
  • Limited Medical Assistance
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic grounds and facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free universal design
  • Cafeteria/On-campus store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students
Disability Support Services
  • Student mutual support (e.g., note taking)
  • Consultation service (in Japanese)
  • Consultation service (in foreign language(s) such as English)

Safety

Crisis Management
Available

Libraries

Libraries
附属図書館「Library」 Link

Centers and Institutes

Published Academic Articles and Citations
Campus Publication
The Economic Review
Link
The Review of Liberal Arts
Link