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.
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
Main gate, Osaka Women’s college
Near Shirasagi gate, Osaka Prefectural College of Technology
Main gate, Naniwa University
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
Osaka City Commercial School
Sugimoto building, Osaka University of Commerce
Utsubo building, Osaka University of Commerce
No.1 building, Sugimoto campus, Osaka City University
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.