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OU ranked #2 in Nikkei Glocal's "University Regional Contribution Rankings 2019"


The results for Nikkei Glocal's "University Regional Contribution Rankings 2019" (published by Nikkei Inc.) have been announced, with Osaka University ranked 2nd of 755 national, public, and private universities in Japan.

This survey ranks universities on their contributions to regional society based on scores given to responses to questions in 38 topics in 5 different fields, such as collaboration with local governments and corporations.

Osaka achieved a 1st place ranking in 3 of the 5 fields (organization/systems, corporate/government, and glocal), receiving praise for efforts in industry-academia co-creation, community-academia co-creation, and global human resource development.

With roots in Kaitokudo and Tekijuku (places of learning), Osaka University was established in 1931 through the support and passion of the people of Osaka and since then, the university has continued its efforts under the motto of ”Live Locally, Grow Globally.” OU will establish a circular system of R&D* to become a leading innovative university that contributes to the happiness of humankind and sustainable development of society.

*A “circular system of R&D” is a system to build a virtuous cycle of research in which outstanding research results are shared with society via industry-university co-creation, new challenges are analyzed in that process, and those analysis results are put back into fundamental research to create even greater innovative value. This system improves and embodies the management reform concept of co-creation.

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