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.