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Osaka City University

Osaka City University (OCU) is composed of eight faculties and ten graduate schools. OCU traces its beginnings to the 1880 founding of Osaka Commercial Training Institute, the center of commercial and industrial study in Osaka.

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About

The Institute was renamed as it developed and grew, becoming Osaka City Commercial School (1889), Osaka City Commercial College (1901), Osaka University of Commerce (1928), and finally Osaka City University in 1949. In April 2006, Osaka City University was reconstituted as a public university corporation.

In establishing OCU as Japan's first municipal university, Dr. Hajime Seki, mayor of Osaka, set forth a distinctive vision. The new university should not be an imitation of the national universities; it should serve the needs of the citizens; it should conduct original research on the culture, economy, and society of the city of Osaka and communicate the results to the people of the city. Throughout its 70-year history, Osaka City University has faithfully adhered to this founding vision by making urban issues one of its central concerns.

To promote original and distinctive research aimed at the creation of new knowledge.

To deal with the specific issues that the city faces, give back the fruits of research to the city and its citizens, and contribute to the development of the local community.

To promote research that can act as a seed for new industries, and share these fruits with society.

Research

To promote original and distinctive research aimed at the creation of new knowledge.

To deal with the specific issues that the city faces, give back the fruits of research to the city and its citizens, and contribute to the development of the local community.

To promote research that can act as a seed for new industries, and share these fruits with society.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
551 -10
2019
541 10
2018
551
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
2020
-
2019
801 -200
2018
601
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
2019
-
2018
-
2017
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
2020
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2019
927 -109
2018
818
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.

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