Campus Life

Campus Life

Introduction to Official Student Groups

Sports-Oriented Activities

For the purpose of promoting sports-related extracurricular activities and the various sports groups, the "Osaka University Sports Union" was set up. As can be seen below, the Osaka University President heads the Osaka University Sports Union. Currently, the Sports Union has approximately 9,000 members. 1,997 members were active in 59 different sports-related extracurricular groups at Osaka University as of June 1, 2014.

Chairperson HIRANO Toshio (President)
Committee Chair KITAHASHI Naoshi (Rifle Shooting)
Committee Vice Chair & General Affairs Manager KAMIYA Atsushi (Karate)
Committee Vice Chair & Public Relations Manager MOTOSUGA Souichirou (Scuba Diving)
Athletic Manager INADA Yoshinori (Badminton)
Treasurer KOBAYASHI Masahiro (Boxing)
Planning & Public Relations Manager NISHIURA Mitsuru (Rowing)

Culture-oriented Activities

The "Osaka University Culture Union" was set up as an organization to unify, strengthen, and promote cultural activities and groups at Osaka University. As of February 1, 2015, there are 69 extracurricular cultural groups with a total of 3,384 student members.

Management Committee Chairperson NISHIKAWA Sho (Astronomy)
Management Committee Vice Chairperson MIZUKAWA Naoto (Astronomy)
Public Relations
IKEDA Keisuke (The Steering Committee for Osaka University Festivals)
Public Relations HANAJIMA Keita (The Steering Committee for Osaka University Festivals)
Accounting HOSOKAWA Tatsuro (Wind Orchestra)

In addition to the above activities, there is also The Steering Committee for Osaka University Festivals to plan and manage the three Osaka University festivals -- Icho, Machikane, and Summer -- as well as other events, enlivening such events with innovative ideas.

To download forms for updating club registration information, click on the appropriate link(s) below:

Notification form for club renewal WORD mini icon
Notification form for updating club information on the OU website WORD mini icon
Request form for repair of facilities WORD mini icon

Meet the President

A greeting and messages from Toshio HIRANO, the president of Osaka University

Institute for Academic Initiatives

The IAI promotes the expansion of interdisciplinary education, research courses, and opportunities under the leadership of President Toshio HIRANO

Support Office

Visit the Support Office for International Students and Scholars

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