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The Osaka University North American Center for Academic Initiatives has moved to Berkeley, California


On June 7, 2019, the Osaka University North American Center for Academic Initiatives moved from San Francisco, California to Berkeley, California, USA.

Located northeast of San Francisco, Berkeley is active in the realm of academia, serving as the home to UC Berkeley, as well as a number of overseas offices for Japanese education and research institutions, including Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) San Francisco. Osaka University’s new North American for Academic Initiatives office will share a room with the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) of UC Berkeley and will conduct international exchange activity for the entire North American region from its hub in Berkeley, California.

Osaka University North American Center for Academic Initiatives
Address: 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 230, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: +1-415-296-8561

Access: The North American Center for Academic Initiatives is a 60 min ride on the BART from San Francisco International Airport. After arriving at Downtown Berkeley Station, you can find the Center in Room 230 on the 2nd floor of a 13-floor building located just outside the main exit.

*We ask that you contact the Center via the contact information listed above in advance of your visit.

Photo of the exterior of the building

Photo of the interior of the Center

Other Overseas Centers

In addition to the North American Center for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University has Overseas Centers in Europe (European Center for Academic Initiatives - Groningen, The Netherlands), ASEAN (ASEAN Center for Academic Initiatives - Bankok, Thailand), and in East Asia (East Asian Center for Academic Initiatives - Shanghai, China).

Each center performs various activities, such as collecting information regarding research and education and introducing the university to the people of their respective regions. For more information on these Overseas Centers, click here.

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