Kumamoto University

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Kumamoto University
Established Founded 1925,
Chartered 1949
Type Public (National)
President Isao Taniguchi
Academic staff 1,012
Admin. staff 1,544
Undergraduates 8,075
Postgraduates 2,079
Location Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Campus Urban,
-- acres (2.4 km²)
Colours           Purple and Gold
Mascot None
Website ewww.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

Kumamoto University (熊本大学 Kumamoto Daigaku?) is a university located in Kumamoto, Japan. It was established on May 31, 1949, at which time the following institutions were subsumed into it; Kumamoto Teachers College (established in 1874), Kumamoto Pharmaceutical College (1885), The Fifth High School (1887), Kumamoto Medical College (1896), and Kumamoto Technical College (1906).

Kumamoto university headquarters building 1.jpg


The university has about 10,000 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs.



  • Faculty of Letters
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Engineering

Graduate schools[edit]


  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Social and Cultural Sciences
  • Graduate School of Science and Technology
  • School of Law
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Graduate School of Medical Sciences
  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Graduate School of Health Sciences

Research Centers[edit]


  • Center for Multimedia and Information Technologies
  • Center for Globalization
  • Research Center for Higher Education
  • Center for Policy Studies
  • The Memorial Museum of The Fifth High School
  • Institute for e-Learning Development
  • Center for Marine Environment Studies
  • Magnesium Research Center
  • Institute of Resource Development and Analysis
  • Center for AIDS Research
  • Enviromental Safety Center
  • Research Center for Buried Cultural Properties
  • Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics
  • Institute of Pulsed Power Science

Affiliated Centers, Institutes and Schools[edit]


  • Priority Organization for Innovation and Excellence
  • Kumamoto University Innovative Collaboration Organization (KICO)
  • Organization for Globalization
  • Organization for General Education
  • Health Care Center
  • Kumamoto University affiliated schools
  • Eisei-Bunko Research Center


  1. ^ a b "Departments". Kumamoto University. 
  2. ^ a b "Centers". Kumamoto University. 

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Coordinates: 32°48′50″N 130°43′41″E / 32.81389°N 130.72806°E / 32.81389; 130.72806