Kumamoto University

Kumamoto University was established under the National School Establishment Law, which reformed the preceding Japanese educational system. The new university incorporated the older institutions. At its establishment, The Fifth High School comprised six departments, with an enrollment of approximately 1,100 students.

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About

The university started accepting government-sponsored international exchange students around 1960, but records indicate that several international exchange students studied in the Faculty of Medicine as early as the 1950s. It is since the 1960s, though, that the number of international students has been steadily increasing. By 1984, there were approximately 50 international students at the university, and that number increased to over 300 by 2004.

Since Kumamoto University became a National University Corporation in 2004, the university has been ushering in an era of change. Despite the changes, the university will continue to strive for further advancements in education, research, and medical care based on the knowledge and experience it has gained since it was first established in order to contribute to society in the 21st century.

The university strives to protect and develop humankind's cultural heritage, while enhancing its capabilities to function as a center of advanced academic research and proactively promote cutting-edge, creative academic research.In addition, by making use of its unique features, comprehensively deepening knowledge in the fields of human science, social science, and natural science, as well as promoting interdisciplinary research, Kumamoto University is working to contribute to the harmonious coexistence of humans and the environment, as well as sustainable societal development.

Research

The university strives to protect and develop humankind's cultural heritage, while enhancing its capabilities to function as a center of advanced academic research and proactively promote cutting-edge, creative academic research.In addition, by making use of its unique features, comprehensively deepening knowledge in the fields of human science, social science, and natural science, as well as promoting interdisciplinary research, Kumamoto University is working to contribute to the harmonious coexistence of humans and the environment, as well as sustainable societal development.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
591 -30
2021
561 -30
2020
531
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
901 -100
2020
801
2019
801
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
1001
2021
1001 -200
2020
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
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2021
1016 -71
2020
945
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student Reviews

Global leader course/ Kumamoto university
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I belonged to the course called “Global Leader Course” and studied with international students. It was a good opportunity to communicate with people from other countries but I am not sure if the classes grew up my global leadership.

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