Kyushu University

Posted on Apr 27, 2016

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Kazuo Ogata - Senior Vice President for the Top Global University Project

Professor Ogata is Director of the SHARE Office at Kyushu University (Strategic Hub Area for top-global Research and Education). He is also Senior Vice President for the Top Global University Project - a Japanese governmental funding project that aims to enhance the international compatibility and competitiveness of higher education in Japan.

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Key facts about Kyushu University


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Research Member since 2015


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18,747 students


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About Kyushu University

Kyushu University was established as Japan’s fourth imperial university. The number of students currently totals about 18,747 (as of May, 2015) of which about 10% are international students, and its faculty boats roughly 2,100 full-time members.

As a comprehensive university, the university has 11 undergraduate schools, 19 graduate schools and 17 faculties spanning the field from natural science to humanities and social sciences.

The university is in the process of establishing a new campus, the Ito campus; its largest with a total of 275 hectares. The campus plan aims to make it the core of an academic research city, based on industrial, governmental, and academic cooperation. It will be completed in three years’ time. It is located in a stunning location, easy access to the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Fukuoka, with the nearby sea, mountains and forests of the region offering ample opportunities to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings.

International Partnerships


  Agreements for Academic Cooperation Student Exchange Partnership
University Level
(as of March, 2016)
123 institutions
(28 countries/regions)
114 institutions
(26 countries/regions)
Faculty Level
(as of February, 2016)
247 institutions
(48 countries/regions)
147 institutions
(36 countries/regions)

Double Degree Programs:

Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia)
The Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University (Sweden)
The Interfaculty Centre for European Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Graduate School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
College of Engineering, Pusan National University (Korea)
School of Economics, Renmin University of China (China)
Tilburg University, Law School (Netherland)
Faculty of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia)
The Ateneo Law School, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippine)
Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, E-JUST (Egypt)

Institute of Mathematics for Industry, which is the first research hub for mathematics involved with industrial technologies in Asia, has established the Australia Branch in La Trobe University (Melbourne) and it is expanding the activities to form one of the top research hubs in industrial mathematics in the world.

Overseas Offices:

London, California, Munich, Seoul, Beijing, Washington D.C., Taipei, Cairo, Hanoi
branch office at Mahidol University, Branch office at Gadjah Mada University

Notable Research Areas

- Top 100 in the QS World University Ranking by Subject:

Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mineral & Mining Engineering,
Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Chemistry

- Carbon-Neutral Energy Research for the Creation of a Sustainable and Environmentally-Friendly Society

-Next-Generation Fuel Cell Research for a Law-Carbon Society and Ultimately a Solution to Global Warming

-Ultra-efficient, Next-Generation Compact Wind Power System in the Shape of the Wind Lens

-New Cancer Treatment by Eradication of Cancer Stem Cells

- Taste Sensor to Detect and Identify Flavor (invented first in the world)

-Organic materials and devices for creating future electronics