Osaka University was founded in 1931 as the sixth imperial university of Japan through strong demand from the business and government sectors of Osaka, as well as the people of Osaka City and Prefecture. The roots of Osaka University can be found in Kaitokudo and Tekijuku of the Edo period.

The academic culture and spirit of these two places of scholarship are inherited even today, and the spirit of innovation and a restless spirit of challenge serve as the cornerstone for our endeavors in education and research. And after a huge undertaking merging Osaka University with Osaka University of Foreign Studies in 2007, the university has shown that it will continue to develop as one of Japan’s leading comprehensive research universities.

As you may already know, the environment surrounding national universities is rapidly changing. The current wave of globalization is surging at a furious pace, and there is a strong expectation and demand in human resources and industry-education collaboration from the nation and society.

An important responsibility of the university is to answer the mandates of the citizens and society alongside promoting the very best in education and research.

Osaka University

Osaka, Japan

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Highlights

In response to these circumstances, Osaka University has sought to become more diverse, worked to be more flexible, and promoted respect for the individual. The university is blessed a wealth of material campus resources, a central location, and a history that includes deep ties to business and local communities. Upon this excellent foundation we have built our strengths, which include a long tradition of high-level education, cutting-edge research, and faculty harmony. Our future evolution depends on expanding our potential, by connecting the growth of individuals with the enhancement of the university. At Handai, we aim to orchestrate the co-creation of knowledge to the greatest possible extent, helping students, faculty, and staff to maximize their contributions to society.

Promoting dialogue and adhering to the principle of autonomy are both required by the Osaka University Charter, which was enacted in 2003. This document sets forth principles that guide our campus life: mutual respect between faculty, staff, and students regardless of status, and relations based on dialogue and a collaborative approach to challenges. Campus-wide implementation of these fundamental principles is the key to realizing concurrent growth of individuals and evolution of the university.

- Japan's Largest Public University -

Undergraduate Programs

i.e. Bachelor, Technician, Vocational

Human sciences, Engineering, Immunology, Japanese Language and Culture - Bachelors

Graduate Programs

i.e. Master's, Doctorate, MBA

Human sciences, Engineering, Immunology, Japanese Language and Culture - Masters and PhD

Other Programs

i.e. Online program, Exchange programs, Language Schools

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