Kyushu University

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Kyushu University
九州大学
Kyushu University.svg
Former names
Kyushu Imperial University
Motto in English
Opening the Door to a New Century of Knowledge
TypePublic (National)
EstablishedFounded 1903,
Chartered 1911
AffiliationAlliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities
Endowment$72 Million
Budget$1.445 Billion
PresidentTatsuro Ishibashi
Academic staff
2,315
Administrative staff
2,769
Students18,925
Undergraduates11,793
Postgraduates7,132
Location, ,
Japan
CampusUrban,
(2.4 km²) Ito, urban,
(0.4 km²) Hakozaki, urban,
(0.3 km²) Maidashi, urban,
(0.25 km²) Chikushi, urban,
(0.063km²) Ohashi, rural,
(0.1 km²) Beppu, Research Forests and Farms (72 km²)
LanguageJapanese and English
ColoursWine Red
MascotNone
Websitewww.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/
Center Zone Kyushu University Ito Campus
Former School of Engineering Main Building, Hakozaki Campus
Ito Campus West Zone

Kyushu University (九州大学, Kyūshū Daigaku), abbreviated to Kyudai (九大, Kyūdai), is a Japanese national university located in Fukuoka, in the island of Kyushu.

It was the 4th Imperial University in Japan, ranked as 4th in 2020 Times Higher Education Japan University Rankings,[1] one of the top 10 Designated National University and selected as a Top Type university of Top Global University Project by the Japanese government. Kyudai is considered one of the most prestigious research-oriented universities in Japan and is a member of the Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities along with the University of Tokyo, Waseda University, Peking University and others.

The history of Kyushu University can be traced back to the medical schools of the Fukuoka Domain (福岡藩 Fukuoka han) established in 1867. The school was reorganized to Fukuoka Medical College of Kyoto Imperial University in 1903 and became independent as Kyushu Imperial University in 1911. Albert Einstein visited the university on December 25, 1922.[2]

There are 2,089 foreign students (As of 2016) enrolled in the University. It was chosen for the Global 30 university program, and has been selected to the top 13 global university project.[3]

Symbol

Kyushu University does not have an official school song, instead it has one cheering song and three student songs including Matssubara-ni, with lyrics by Yoshifumi Akiyama.

The University's logo features a background of pine needles inset with an older iterance of the kanji for "university". The logo was officially established in 2004, but was originally proposed by a student, Sou Yoshihide, in the mid-20th century, and was used then on from 1950. There have also been alternatives designs, such as those featuring the Japanese KU or Q, for Kyushu instead of "university".

Global 30 Project

On July 3, 2009, Kyushu University was chosen for the “Global 30 (G30) Project”.[4]

Short-term programs

  • Japan in Today's World "JTW"[5]
  • ASEAN in Today's World (AsTW)[6]

Kyushu University Hospital

History

Kyushu University is one of the seven former Imperial Universities created in the Meiji period. The university is the largest research university in the Kyushu region with research centers in eleven different academic faculties, including the humanities, social sciences, medicine, and science.

Kyushu University Hospital is affiliated with the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Faculty of Dental Science.

  • 1867: The Kuroda Clan establishes an institution for Western medicine (Sanseikan) for the children of the lord and their retainers. The roots of present-day Kyushu University Hospital can be traced back to the clinic affiliated with that school.
  • 1879: At the beginning of the Meiji period the clinic becomes an affiliated hospital of Fukuoka Prefectural Medical School.
  • 1903: Fukuoka Medical College, a branch school of Kyoto Imperial University is established, and the hospital becomes affiliated with that school.
  • 1911: Kyushu Imperial University is established in Fukuoka, and this hospital becomes affiliated with the university's Faculty of Medicine.
  • 1931: The Research Institute of Balneotherapeutics is established in Beppu, Ōita Prefecture.
  • 1945: Surviving crewmen from a downed American B-29 were subjected to fatal medical experiments and vivisection conducted by members of the university's medical faculty.[7] While still alive, the POWs were vivisected, portions of their vital organs were removed, holes were drilled into their skulls and sea water was pumped into their bloodstreams. None of the POWs survived the experiments. Members of the faculty and administration were later tried and convicted of war crimes.[8][9][10]
  • 1947: Following the university reform that took place after World War II, the hospital's name was changed to the Kyushu University Faculty of Medical Sciences Affiliated Hospital. Fifteen departments, including a dental department, were established.
  • 1967: The Faculty of Dental Science becomes an independent facility. The Faculty of Dental Science Affiliated Hospital opens.
  • 2002: The new master plan for Ito campus was designed by César Pelli, Kisho Kurokawa and Ryota Matsumoto.
  • 2003: The three hospitals affiliated with Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dental Science and Medical Institute of Bioregulation merge to form Kyushu University Hospital.
  • 2009: Plans for the construction of a new hospital, which began in 2000, are completed. The new hospital consists of a South Ward, North Ward, West Ward and Outpatient Ward.

Academic rankings

University rankings
Toyo Keizai National[11] General 8
Kawaijuku [ja] National[12] General 7
T. Reuters National[13] Research 6
WE [ja] National[14] Employment 53
NBP Kyushu/Okinawa/Yamaguchi[15] Reputation 1
Shimano National[16] Selectivity SA
QS Asia
(Asian Ranking version)[17]
General 18
ARWU Asia[18] Research 19-26
THE World[19] General 401-500
QS World[20] General 126
ARWU World[18] Research 151-200
ENSMP World[21] Alumni 38
Program rankings
Social Sciences & Humanities

LAW

BE Success National[22]Qualification 15
BE Pass rate National[23]Qualification 17

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

Eduni MBA National[24]General 18
Eduni MBA World[25]General 616
Natural Sciences & Technology

Engineering

MATERIALS SCIENCE

T.Reuters National[26]Research 6
T.Reuters World[26]Research 49

CHEMISTRY

T.Reuters National[26]Research 6
T.Reuters World[26]Research 41

BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY

T.Reuters National[26]Research 4
T.Reuters World[26]Research 95
Life Sciences

IMMUNOLOGY

T.Reuters National[26]Research 4
T.Reuters World[26]Research 68

PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY

T.Reuters National[26]Research 4
T.Reuters World[26]Research 76
* T. Reuters World rankings include non-educational institutions

General rankings

The university has been ranked 5th in the 2020 Times Higher Education Japan University Rankings,[1] which is one rank down from 2019.[27] In another ranking, Japanese prep school Kawaijuku ranked Kyushu as the 7th best university in Japan.[12]

It has been ranked 132nd in the 2020 QS World University Rankings,[28] and 401-500th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[29]

According to QS, its subject rankings were: 123rd in Engineering & IT, 170th in Life Sciences & Biomedicine, and 150th in Natural Sciences. It is also the 18th best university in Asia, according to QS Asian University rankings.[30]

Research performance

Kyushu is one of the top research institutions in Japan. According to Thomson Reuters, Kyushu is the 6th best research university in Japan.[13] Its research excellence is especially distinctive in Materials Science (6th in Japan, 49th in the world), Chemistry (6th in Japan, 41st in the world), Biology & Biochemistry (4th in Japan, 95th in the world), Immunology (4th in Japan, 68th in the world), and Pharmacology & Toxicology (4th in Japan, 76th in the world).[31]

Weekly Diamond reported that Kyushu has the 16th highest research standard in Japan in terms of research funding per researchers in COE Program.[32] In the same article, it is also ranked fifth in terms of the quality of education by GP funds per student.

Furthermore, Nikkei Shimbun on 2004/2/16 surveyed about the research standards in Engineering studies based on Thomson Reuters, Grants in Aid for Scientific Research and questionnaires to heads of 93 leading Japanese Research Centers, and Kyushu was placed 11th (research planning ability 10th) in this ranking.[33]

Kyushu University is one of Japan's National Seven Universities. Since Prof. Suzuki received the Nobel Prize in 2010, all the other Universities have alumni or professors who received a Nobel Prize. Kyushu University is the only National Seven University whose alumni or staff have not won a Nobel Prize.[citation needed]

Graduate school rankings

Eduniversal ranked Kyushu as 9th in the rankings of "Excellent Business Schools nationally strong and/or with continental links " in Japan.[34]

Kyushu was ranked 12th in the number of successful candidates of the Japanese Bar Examination in 2009 and 15th in 2010 in Japan.[35]

Alumni rankings

According to the Weekly Economist's 2010 rankings, graduates from Kyushu have the 53rd best employment rate in 400 major companies in Japan.[36]

École des Mines de Paris ranks Kyushu University as 38th in the world in 2011 in terms of the number of alumni listed among CEOs in the 500 largest worldwide companies.[21]

Popularity and selectivity

Kyushu is one of the most selective universities in Japan. Its entrance difficulty is usually considered one of the top in Japan.[37][38]

Scholarships for international students

Kyushu offers a number of selected scholarships for international students. Some of them are:[39]

  • Topia Leisure Scholarship (scholarship with work experience)
  • JASSO - Encourage privately financed international students learning costs
  • Fukuoka International Student Scholarship
  • Ushio Foundation Scholarship
  • Ajinomoto Scholarship
  • Sun Noh Scholarship

Evaluation from Business World

The university-ranking of the percentage of "president and chief executive officer of listed company" in Japan
Ranking
all universities in Japan 8th[40] out of all 744[41] universities which existed as of 2006
Source 2006 Survey[40] by Weekly Diamond 〈ja〉 on the ranking of the universities which produced the high percentage of the graduates who hold the position of "president and chief executive officer of listed company" to all graduates of each university
The university ranking according to the ratio of the number of the officers & managers produced by each university to the number of graduates
Ranking
all universities in Japan 15th[42] out of all the 778[43] universities which existed as of 2010
Source 2010 Survey[42] by Weekly Economist 〈ja〉 on the ranking of universities according to the ratio of the number of the officers & managers produced by each university to the number of graduates
The university ranking according to the order of the evaluation by Personnel Departments of Leading Companies in Japan
Ranking
Japan 8th[44] (out of 781[45] universities in Japan as of 2020)
Source 2020 Nikkei Survey[46] to all listed (3,714[47]) and leading unlisted (1,100), totally 4,814 companies[46]

Notable people associated with Kyushu University

Chemistry, Physics and Engineering

Physiology or Medicine

Literature and History

Politics and Business

See also

References

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  2. ^ 九州大学物理学教室企画・主催 (2005-09-10). "世界物理年2005記念イベント 子どももおとなも楽しめるアインシュタインの宇宙". 九州大学物理学教室. Archived from the original on 2007-08-14. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  3. ^ "Selection for the FY 2014 Top Global University Project" (PDF). MEXT.
  4. ^ http://www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/intlweb/data/pdf/gaiyou.pdf
  5. ^ "Kyushu University "Japan in Today's World" Program". www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  6. ^ "ASEAN International Education Programme". www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
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  37. ^ e.g. Yoyogi seminar published Hensachi (the indication showing the entrance difficulties by prep schools) rankings "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-04-22. Retrieved 2016-07-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  38. ^ Japanese journalist Kiyoshi Shimano ranks Kyushu's entrance difficulty as SA (most selective/out of 11 scales) in Japan. 危ない大学・消える大学 2012年版 (in Japanese). YELL books. 2011. ASIN 4753930181.
  39. ^ Kyushu Scholarships for International Students
  40. ^ a b Weekly Diamond The ranking of the universities which produced the high percentage of the graduates who hold the position of "president and chief executive officer of listed company" to all graduates of each university(in Japanese)
  41. ^ The number of universities and students|National Universities Association(in Japanese)
  42. ^ a b Is it a story of the past that graduates from famous universities can easily move up the career ladder? / RECRUIT AGENT(in Japanese)
  43. ^ University reform reference materials / Cabinet Secretariat(in Japanese)
  44. ^ Survey on the image seen from human resources personnel:Ranking of the ability to get jobs|Nikkei HR 2020.06.03 release
  45. ^ The number of universities in Japan is 781 as of April 1, 2020. About 80% are private universities.|Ōbun Sha
  46. ^ a b Image held by human resources personnel of companies of Japan / Yokohama National University ranked 1st in Kantō & Kōshin'etsu region / Valuation from the ex-students already employed / The Nikkei・Nikkei HR Survey 2020-06-04 17:27
  47. ^ Number of listed companies & listed shares of stock|JPX
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  49. ^ 安部公房は受賞寸前だった…ノーベル委員長語る YOMIURI ONLINE2012年3月23日

External links

  • Official website
  • Degree programs in English (G30)
  • Graduate School of Law - Programs in English
  • Guía de Ciudades: Fukuoka

Coordinates: 33°37′40″N 130°25′23″E / 33.62784°N 130.42297°E / 33.62784; 130.42297