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. 1,912 members were active in 59 different sports-related extracurricular groups at Osaka University as of June 1, 2013.

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)
General Affairs Manager INADA Yoshinori (Badminton)
Treasurer KOBAYASHI Masahiro (Boxing)
Business Manager NISHIURA Mitsuru (Rowing)
Publications Manager KAMOSHITA Masato (Lacrosse)
General Affairs Vice Manager TSUTSUMI Shougo (Gymnastics)
Athletic Vice Manager TAKATA Mitsuki (Automobile)
Accounting Vice Manager KOKUBU Dai (Soft Tennis)
Vice Manager of Public Relations MIURA Kazuki (Soccer)
Vice Manager of Publications
IKEDA Shouko (Women's Soft Tennis)
Vice Manager of Publications
MORITA Miho (Women's Badminton)

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 June 1, 2013, there are 68 extracurricular cultural groups with a total of 3,301 student members.

Management Committee Chairperson IZUKURA Eiji (Male Chorus)
Management Committee Vice Chairperson TADA Sena (Volunteer Circle Frontier)
Officer WADA Kosuke (The Steering Committee for Osaka University Festivals)
Officer KISHI Jun-ichiro (The Steering Committee for Osaka University Festivals)

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

OU logos

Osaka University uses a couple of different logos. The most commonly viewed one is the one you see here. What does it mean? Where did it come from? Click here and learn more.

Support Office

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