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University Governance Reform

Introduction of the OU version of 'provosts' to strengthen management and promote quick decision-making

Osaka University established the offices of Senior Executive Vice President for Management and Planning and Senior Executive Vice President for Education and Research in August 2017. Based on the basic vision advocated by the president, they create measures and perform university-wide coordination, achieving quick decision-making and total optimization of the university.

Introduction of Strategic Committees for smooth communication between the management and departments and enhancing their strategy development function

Osaka University established 3 strategic committees: Strategic Committee for Social Sciences, Strategic Committee for Engineering Sciences, and Strategic Committee for Life Sciences in August 2017. They serve as places for cross-departmental communication and collaboration, promoting the expansion and development of various measures and discussions.

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