Introduction to Osaka University

Introduction to Osaka University

Facts & Figures on the University


Under the motto "Live Locally, Grow Globally," Osaka University grapples with the challenges of education and research.
President HIRANO Toshio (Specialty: Immunology)
Vice President
EBISU Shigeyuki
Vice President
Vice President
Vice President
Vice President
Vice President
OHKI Takahito
Vice President
OKAMURA Yasuyuki
Auditors SEKI Jun-ichiro
Administration Bureau 6 Departments, 22 Divisions and 12 Offices



11 Schools with 10 Corresponding Graduate Schools:
Schools of: Letters, Human Sciences, Foreign Studies (School only), Law and Politics, Economics, Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Engineering, Engineering Science
6 Independent Graduate Schools:
Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Law School, United Graduate School of Child Development. Osaka University, Kanazawa University and Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
5 Research Institutes:
Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Institute for Protein Research, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Joining and Welding Research Institute
2 University Hospitals:
Osaka University Hospital, Osaka University Dental Hospital
University Library consisting of 4 branches:
Main Library, Life Sciences Library, Science and Engineering Library, International Studies Library
18 Joint-Use Facilities:
Center for International Education and Exchange, …
3 National Joint-Use Facilities:
Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Cybermedia Center, Institute of Laser Engineering
World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Initiative: Immunology Frontier Research Center (iFReC)
Institute for Academic Initiatives

Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Administrative Bureau

Faculty and Staff Number of academic staff 3,171, Number of non-academic staff 3,111, Total: 6,282
Number of part-time academic staff: 3,653
Students Undergraduates -- Students: 3,255* Total: 15,524
Graduates -- Master's course: 2,009*, Doctor's course: 942*
Law School: 80 Total: 7,905
International Students 2,012 (Undergraduate: 336, Graduate: 1,127, Research Students: 549)

*number of enrollees for current academic year

Campuses Suita Campus: 997,071.32 sq m (Administrative Bureau, Schools of Human Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Engineering, Joint-Use Facilities, …)
Toyonaka Campus: 445,851.08 sq m (University Library, Schools of Letters, Law, Economics, Science, Engineering Science, …)
Minoh Campus: 140,400.04 sq m (School of Foreign Studies, …)
Nakanoshima Campus: 1,000 sq m (Osaka University Nakanoshima Center)
(FY 2014)
Revenue: 151.826 billion Yen
Expenditure: 151.826 billion Yen

• The figures above were most recently updated on May 1, 2014.
• The number of staff does not include those on child-care leave, leaves of absence, or overseas sabbaticals.

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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