Kobe University

Kobe University

Hyogo, Japan | Public


Kobe University was established in 1902. It is a leading Japanese university, ranking 14th in research performance and 10th by Tokyo Keizai in the category “Truly Strong Universities” It is located in Kobe, which is in the Hyogo Prefecture. The school offers 14 graduate programs and 11 undergraduate programs. The school's long history means that it has changed over the years. The university's foundation was built on two main fields of study, economics, and commerce. It has since expanded to include many more areas of study.



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Kobe is one of the largest cities in Japan. It is most famous for Kobe beef and the Arima hot springs. The city is a hub for cosmopolitanism and fashion. This is evident in the Japanese phrase” if you can't go to Paris, go to Kobe”. The city has an exotic atmosphere, due to the fact that it is a port city. Kobe holds the honor of having the first golf course ever made in Japan. The Kobe golf club was built by Arthur Hesketh Groom. Some notable city attractions include the Ikulta Shrine and the Kobe Port Tower.


The university is split up into four different campuses, which are Rokkodai, Kusunoki, Myodani, and Fukae. Rokkodai is considered the main campus. They have a very extensive book collection consisting of 3.7 million print material and 27,000 pieces of electronic material, the library is split into 9 different branches separated by subject matter. Kanematsu Hall is a building that was erected in 1934. It was named after a pioneer who established trade between Japan and Australia. That building is home to The Research Institute for Economic and Business Administration.

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A student can choose either a private residence or a public residence. The university’s dorms were built for new and current international students. The private residences are not managed by the university, but a private company. Applications can be submitted to the university's administrative department.


As of 2018, the university has a total of 3,685 staff including 1,704 teaching staff and 1,981 administrative staff. The student population is at 16,256. This number includes 1,303 international students. The university has a faculty to student ratio of 1:10. The relationship better teachers and students in the university are quite impressive.

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With a degree from a university as highly ranked as Kobe, there is no doubt that employers will look highly upon you. In 2010 ranking by Weekly Economists the school enjoyed the 18th best employment rate in over 400 companies.

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