Kyushu University, Japan

Kyushu University (九州大学 Kyūshū Daigaku), abbreviated to Kyudai (九大 Kyūdai), is one of Japan's most prestigious national universities and the largest public university on the island of Kyūshū. It is located in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka.

Despite the incorporation which has led to increased financial independence and autonomy, Kyushu University is still partly controlled by the Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbukagakusho, or Monkasho).


The history of Kyushu University dates back to 1903 when Fukuoka Medical College was established as the foundation of Kyushu Imperial University. (The college was legally attached to Kyoto Imperial University at that time). In 1911, Kyushu Imperial University, along with the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, were established.

Since then various reforms have been made to the higher education system in Japan, such as the introduction of a new educational format after World War II and the reorganization of national universities to University Corporations in 2004.

The total number of students currently amounts to 18,393, while the faculty members number 2,331. International exchange programs are also greatly encouraged at Kyushu University. With this in mind, the university accepts many overseas students each year. At present there are more than 1,100 international students from about seventy countries studying here.

Undergraduate Schools

School of Letters
School of Education
School of Law
School of Economics
School of Sciences
School of Medicine
School of Dentistry
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Engineering
School of Design
School of Agriculture
The 21st Century Program

Graduate Schools

Graduate School of Humanities
Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies
Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies
Graduate School of Law
Graduate School of Law - English Program
Law School
Graduate School of Economics
Business School
Graduate School of Sciences
Graduate School of Mathematics
Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Graduate School of Dental Science
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Graduate School of Engineering
Graduate School of Design
Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences
Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences
Graduate School of Systems Life Sciences

Graduate Faculties

Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies
Faculty of Human-Environment Studies
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Dental Science
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Design
Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture

Kyushu University ranked 136th in the 2007 THES-QS World University ranking

Kyushu University ranked 158th in the 2008 THES-QS World University ranking

Kyushu University ranked 155th in the 2009 THES-QS World University ranking

Kyushu University ranked 153th in the 2010 QS World University ranking

Kyushu University ranked 122th in the 2011 QS World University ranking

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