Kyushu University

President: Dr Tatsuro Ishibashi

Senior International Leader: Professor Toshiyuki Kono, Executive Vice President for International Affairs 


Founded in 1911, Kyushu University is a leading research-oriented institute of higher education in Fukuoka, which is historically renowned as Japan’s gateway to Asia for profound cultural and economic interactions due to its geographical proximity to continental Asia. The University celebrated its first centennial anniversary in 2011 and is taking bold steps forward into its second century.

With an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, it is comprised of 12 undergraduate schools, 18 graduate schools, 17 faculties, 5 research institutes, and a hospital, as well as over 50 affiliated research centers. The international student population is more than 2,300, representing about 100 countries and reflecting our steadfast commitment to internationalization.

The new, state-of-art Ito Campus is designed for the development of the next-generation technologies, with particular focus on the environment and energy-related research. Blessed with an abundance of nature and history, this new campus is a comprehensive research center that reflects our high regard for the preservation of green areas, groundwater, landscape, and historical remains, and has achieved harmonious co-existence with its surrounding natural environment.

Kyushu University has maintained a long history and tradition of education and research as one of Japan’s core comprehensive national universities. We are recognized for our extensive contributions to society in fostering professional excellence and producing highly specialized research findings.