Osaka Sangyo University

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Osaka Sangyo University
大阪産業大学
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Established 1928
Type Private
President Yoshihiko Motoyama
(本山美彦)
Academic staff 927 [1]
Students 10, 238 [2]
Location Osaka, Japan
Campus Urban
Website www.osaka-sandai.ac.jp

Osaka Sangyo University (大阪産業大学 Ōsaka sangyō daigaku?) is a private university in Daitō, Osaka, Japan. It is abbreviated as "DaiSanDai" using first Japanese characters of its name (character "Ō" is also pronounced as "Dai" in Japanese). It was established in 1923 as Osaka Railway School. The University has 6 faculties and 4 graduate schools. Its campuses are located in the Nakagaito Area of Daito-City, Osaka close to the ancient Japanese capital of Nara. A satellite campus is located in Umeda district of Osaka City. There are about 11,000 total students, 10% of them are international students,[1] and it is one of the major universities in Japan with higher number of international students.[2] In 2004, it was selected as one of the especial universities under Educational Support Program for Especial Universities (特色ある大学教育支援プログラム) of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japanese Government. University's award winning clean-energy solar car project frequently participates in numerous domestic and international clean energy competitions. Yoshihiko Motoyama (本山美彦), former chairman of the Japan Society of International Economics, is the current President of the University. Yoshikuni Dobashi, former President of Kubota Coporation, is the current chairman of the board of directors of the University.

History[edit]

  • 1928 Established as Osaka Railway School
  • 1950 Developed as Osaka Transportation College
  • 1965 Developed as Osaka Industrial University
  • 1988 English name was changed from Osaka Industrial University to Osaka Sangyo University

Organization[edit]

Faculties[edit]

  • School of Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Information Systems Engineering
    • Department of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering for Transportation
    • Department of Civil Engineering
  • School of Economics
  • School of Human Environment
  • School of Management
  • School of Education
  • School of Design Engineering

Graduate schools[edit]

  • Graduate School of Engineering
    • Division of Production Systems Engineering
      • Department of Information Systems Engineering
      • Department of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering
      • Department of Mechanical Engineering
      • Department of Mechanical Engineering for Transportation
    • Division of Environmental Design Engineering
  • Graduate School of Economics
  • Graduate School of Human Environment
  • Graduate School of Management

Research institutes[edit]

  • OSU Institute for Industrial Research
  • New Industrial Research and Development Center
  • Asian Community Research Center

Venture Business[edit]

Solar Car Project[edit]

Osaka Sangyo University started the OSU Solar Car Project as an industry-academia project based learning program since 1989. The project is focused on the research and development of high efficiency solar car. The project is funded by major Japanese corporations like Panasonic, Citizen Holdings etc. OSU solar car models have been presented in numerous domestic and international clean energy competitions.

Year Name of the Competition Position
1995 FIA Dream Cup-Solar Car Race(Japan) Second
1996 World Solar Challenge(Australia)) Eighth
1996 World Solar Car Rally(Japan)) Second
1996 World Solar Car Rally(Japan)) Second
1996 FIA Dream Cup-Solar Car Race(Japan) Second

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°42′28.5″N 135°38′26.5″E / 34.707917°N 135.640694°E / 34.707917; 135.640694

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