Osaka University was established in 1931 as the sixth imperial university. But our academic origins can be traced back to Kaitokudo, the edo-period school for citizens founded in 1724, and Tekijuku, the school of Rangaku (Dutch Studies) opened in 1838 by Ogata Koan, a prominent medical doctor. These two establishments were influenced by cutting-edge knowledge and functioned as the place for citizens to gain knowledge and procure an education. Reviving the spirit of these two establishments, Osaka University remains a wide-open place for the education of citizens, and strives to make new discoveries that allow humans to gain more knowledge.
Our goal is to push forward as a university of world caliber by advancing the university’s decade-old motto “Live Locally, Grow Globally”. Through continuous effort, our past and present pioneers have always strived to stimulate the minds and hearts of students, researchers, and citizens alike, keeping the university’s atmosphere one of unimpeded learning. The future of Osaka University depends on these fundamental principles to contribute to its further advancement as one of the world’s top-rate universities. Our continuous activities promoting cutting-edge research, challenges to uncharted research fields, an atmosphere that reveres study and research, respect for refined sophistication at our graduate schools and active contributions to society encouraged through cooperation with industries are all highly-regarded manners in which the university has brought, and will continue to bring its philosophy to life.
Osaka University is striving to educate students, researchers engaged in cutting-edge research, and individuals who are socially responsible, and remarkably grounded in “Critical Thinking, Imagination, and Transcultural Communicability”, accordingly promoting Osaka University’s goals of functioning as a university with vision for citizens, researchers, the local community, and the global community.
Osaka University has 11 schools, 16 graduate schools, 5 research institutes, 1 main library with 3 branches, 2 hospitals and 23 inter-university and 3 national joint-use facilities among our three campuses--Suita, Toyonaka and Minoh. Additionally, the university also has overseas centers in San Francisco, Groningen and Bangkok. The university is home to approximately 5,150 full-time teaching and administrative staff, 3,200 parttime staff and 25,600 students including 1,455 international students.
1.接受交換生申請之科系： 大學部：Letters, Foreign Studies, Law, Economics, Human Sciences, Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Engineering, Engineering Science 研究所：Letters, Law and Politics, Economics, International Public Policy, Human Sciences, Science, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dentisty, Engineering, Engineering Science, Language and Culture, Information Science and Thechnology, Frontier Biosciences
2. 不接受交換生申請之科系： 大學部：International Public Policy, Medicine, Dentistry, Language and Culture, Frontier Biosciences 研究所：Foreign Studies
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