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UO* Overview *tentative name

In April 2022, Osaka Prefecture University and Osaka City University will unite to form the University of Osaka (UO/tentative name). UO will be the largest public university in Japan with 15 graduate schools in social sciences, science, engineering, medicine etc. Our goal is to be a world-class university in advanced research that is not bound by the conventional academic framework.

History

Osaka Prefecture University (OPU)

In 1883, OPU established itself as a training school in veterinary science. Since then, various schools and universities merged to become the current OPU. The university features interdisciplinary human resource development and a multi-disciplinary research approach, creating world-leading results, including solid-state lithium-ion batteries, and innovation through joint research with companies.

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Katsuyama Lab, Osaka Prefectural School of Agriculture

1890

Katsuyama Lab, Osaka Prefectural School of Agriculture

Main gate, Osaka Women’s college

1927

Main gate, Osaka Women’s college

Near Shirasagi gate, Osaka Prefectural College of Technology

1939

Near Shirasagi gate, Osaka Prefectural College of Technology

Main gate, Naniwa University

1949

Main gate, Naniwa University

Nakamozu gate, Osaka Prefecture University

2020

Nakamozu gate, Osaka Prefecture University

Osaka City University (OCU)

OCU, founded in 1880, is the first university established by a city in Japan, which originated as the Osaka Commercial Training Institute. OCU is a university that boasts high-level research with free and unique perspectives, all well supported by the citizens of Osaka. In 2008, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Yoichiro Nanbu received the Nobel Prize in Physics, and in 2012, Shinya Yamanaka, a graduate of the OCU Graduate School of Medicine, currently serving as the Director of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine.

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Establishment of the Osaka Commercial Training Institute

1880

Establishment of the Osaka Commercial Training Institute

Osaka City Commercial School

1908

Osaka City Commercial School

Sugimoto building, Osaka University of Commerce

1934

Sugimoto building, Osaka University of Commerce

Utsubo building, Osaka University of Commerce

1952

Utsubo building, Osaka University of Commerce

No.1 building, Sugimoto campus, Osaka City University

2020

No.1 building, Sugimoto campus, Osaka City University

Collaboration with
oversea institutions

UO has signed 319 MoUs (the grand total of OPU and OCU, as of June 2020) and conducts international joint research, exchange programs, on-the-job and online exchange programs with these partner schools.

Breakdown of the number of overseas agreements (Asia: 193, North America: 32, Europe: 73, Others: 21)

Number of international students: 625 (AY2019 total of OPU and OCU)

Number of countries of origin of international students: 29 countries / regions.

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