University of Kitakyushu

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University of Kitakyushu
北九州市立大学
Established 1946
Type Public
Location Kitakyushu, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan
Website www.kitakyu-u.ac.jp
The University of Kitakyushu
Wakamatsu Campus

The University of Kitakyushu (北九州市立大学 Kitakyūshū shiritsu daigaku?) is a public university in Kitakyushu, Japan. The main campus is located next to Keibajomae (lit. Horse Racing course) station on the Kitakyushu monorail. The second campus is in the academic zone of Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu called Gakujutsu Kenkyu Toshi (Gakken Tosi). The university was originally founded as a language academy in 1946 to help with communication with the nearby American base at what is now called Yamada Ryokuchi.

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Coordinates: 33°50′36″N 130°52′41″E / 33.84325°N 130.878194°E / 33.84325; 130.878194