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Osaka University

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Osaka University was founded in the year 1724, before it was later re-established on May 1st, 1931 as Osaka Imperial University. It is also known as the sixth oldest university in Japan as the Osaka Prefectural Medical College, and one of Japan's National seven universities, the institution has three campuses in Suita, Toyonaka, and Minoh.

Osaka University is known as one of the most prestigious universities in Japan as it has acquired so many rankings. The university has been ranked 3rd position in the year 2009, and 4th position in 2008 and 2010 in the ranking “Truly Strong Universities” by Toyo Keizai. Osaka University is also ranked by Japanese prep school as the 3rd best university in Japan. Osaka University is officially accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.



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Osaka University is located in Osaka, Japan, and the university has three campuses, one at Suita, another at Toyonaka, and then one at Minoh. The university’s address is no 1-1 Yamadaoka, Osaka Prefecture 565-0871, Japan.


Suita campus is the university's headquarter and it extends across Suita city and Ibaraki city in Osaka prefecture. The Suita campus houses some faculties like the faculty of Human Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry,  etc and it also contains the Graduate School Frontier Biosciences and part of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology. The campus also accommodates the Osaka University Hospital and the Nationwide Joint Institute of Cybermedia centre plus the Research Centre for Nuclear Physics. The Toyonaka campus is a home to faculties like Law, Engineering, Economics etc and it also serves as an academic base for Graduate School of International Public Policy, Language and Culture, Information Science etc. The Minoh campus houses the School of Foreign Studies, Research Institute for World Languages, and Centre for Japanese Language and Culture.

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The University provides accommodation for international students on both a short and long-term basis. These residential options include a private house or public housing facilities. The private houses are a bit expensive but the public housing facilities are not, however, the maximum duration of residence and the number of rooms at these publicly owned facilities are limited. These residential options include a multipurpose room, Japanese-style rooms, guest houses and so forth. The university also provides well-equipped student dormitories with other added services.


Osaka University has a total number of 2,953 academic staff and 8,675 administrative staff all active and hardworking, providing good educational services to the students. The quality of teaching is absolutely the best and advanced educational facilities are available in the school which makes studies, even more, easier and excellent.

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Most of the university’s graduates are already employed as Civil servants, Businessmen, Teachers etc. The university also offers job opportunities for any individual to work at the institution, salaries are well paid and the university’s working environment is good.

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