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Hiroshima University

History

  • Under the National School Establishment Law, Hiroshima University was established on May 31, 1949. After World War II, the school system in Japan was entirely reformed and each of the institutions of higher education under the pre-war system was reorganized.

Education

Hiroshima University is an integrated university with 12 undergraduate and 4 graduate departments and research divisions. Leading the world with top-class research and educating talented and innovative individuals, the university strives to contribute to the development of both Japanese and international society.

Research

The Organization for Research Promotion comprehensively manages Hiroshima University's research activities in order to ensure its further development as a research university. For this purpose, the organization designates talented researchers and remarkable research topics and provides them with intensive support as part of its approach to creating unique research centers at the university. Additionally, the organization aims to develop a state-of-the-art research environment where researchers can focus on their research activities.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
474 -2
2024
472 -134
2023
338
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2025
-
2024
601 200
2023
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2024
-
2023
401
2022
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2025
-
2024
-
2023
667
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 services

From student guidance to health consultations, staff specialists and professionals are committed to supporting your student experience here at HU. 

Housing services

  • The campus also supports many essential facilities necessary for daily life. Cafeterias, co-op shops, restaurants, cafes, and a post office, are available for you.

Library services

The Textbook Collection features groups of textbooks used in our country, from Edo period elementary textbooks through to those used immediately following World War II. This is a valuable collection which is comprehensive and nationwide, spanning different subjects and spheres from elementary to higher education.

Campus life

Just off campus are a range of shops including, grocery stores, department stores, electronics stores, quaint cafes, and bustling restaurants, all contributing to making life here easy, rewarding, and convenient. Compared to the busyness of a crowded city, Saijo offers the comfort of a peaceful, relaxed environment.

Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, Japan

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