Osaka University


Osaka University is known as a prominent research institute in the world. In Japan, it is at the forefront of technological innovation. The university's beginnings are traced to Edo Period, to the establishment of Tekijuku in 1938, a private institute for Dutch studies in Osaka. Today OU takes pride in being a first-class institution in international and domestic settings and is devoted to contributing to society.

The university follows the mission to create a better future through the cultivation of broad knowledge, not only for the evolution of technology and science but also for a deep understanding of society and humankind. Awareness of social responsibility and building inherited historical inheritance. While acknowledging OU’s fundamental commitment to outstanding education and research, the university's vision calls for openness – externally through open interaction and dialogue with society and internally among faculties and departments in the university. The university aspires to become a model of excellence in research, education, collaboration with community outreach, industry, and management of institutions across the nation.

Through close cooperation with both industry and government, Osaka University is tackling contemporary social problems and issues. The university is committed to discipline and specialized education, providing an education that fosters comprehensive understanding and broader perspectives understanding from essential to advanced levels. The education system of OU can nurture professionals and scholars with the capacity to make sound social decisions and judgements.


They have about 23,000 students enrolled, of which almost 15,000 are undergraduate students, and 8100 are postgraduate students.

Counselling Offices in Osaka University have a staff of professional counsellors that listen and advise students facing academic, social, or personal problems. This office protects students’ privacy and reputation.

Athletic Association at Osaka University conducts several projects, supervises and assists in running athletic competitions and sports clubs, and promotes the sports and athletic activities on the campus. OU has dozens of languages, cultural, technology, and science Schools. University also boasts several libraries, including a science and engineering library, life sciences library and international studies library.


OU has dorms available for international students. These student dormitories aim to accommodate international students studying at Osaka University and promote international friendship exchanges. The university also operates several other student housing, but the capacity of these residences is minimal. Most international students find housing outside the campus.


  • By Q.S. World Ranking, Osaka University ranks 68.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, Osaka University ranks 301-350.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank Osaka University at 263.


Osaka University
1-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

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