Akita University

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Akita University
Headquarters of Akita University.jpg
Type National
Established 1949
President Miura Akira
Students 5,000
Location Akita, Akita, Japan
39°43′41″N 140°08′02″E / 39.728056°N 140.133889°E / 39.728056; 140.133889
Website http://www.akita-u.ac.jp/english/
Akita University is located in Akita Prefecture
Akita University
Japan Akita Prefecture

Akita University (秋田大学, Akita Daigaku) is a Japanese national university in Akita City, Japan.


Akita University was established in 1949 by the merger of Akita Normal School (established in 1878), Akita Mining College (established in 1910) and the Akita Youth Normal School (established in 1944). The university initially offered degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences and in Mining Engineering. In 1965, a graduate studies program in mining engineering was established. In 1967, Akita University established a Department of Education, followed in 1970 by a Medical School and University Hospital in 1971. A graduate program in medicine was established in 1976, and a graduate program in Education in 1989. A College of Medical Sciences was also established in 1989.



  • Faculty of Education and Culture
    • School education program
      • Regional science course
      • International Language and Culture program
      • Human environment program
  • Medical Faculty
    • School of Medicine
      • Health Sciences
      • Nursing Department
      • Physical Therapy Department
      • Occupational Therapy Department
  • Faculty of Engineering and Resources
    • Department of Earth Resources
    • Environment Department of Applied Chemistry
    • Materials Engineering
    • Department of mechanical engineering
    • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    • Life Chemistry


  • Graduate School of Education (Master's program)
    • School Education Department
    • Curriculum Department
  • Graduate School of Medicine (PhD program)
    • Structure function
    • Pathology
    • Social medicine
    • Internal medicine
    • Surgery
  • Engineering and Resource Studies
    • Department of Earth Resources (Master's program)
    • Materials Engineering (Master's program)
    • Department of Computer Science and Engineering (Master's program)
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Master's program)
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering (Master's program)
    • Department of Cooperative Major in Life Cycle Design Engineering (Master's program)
    • Department of Resources (PhD program)
    • Functional Materials Engineering (PhD program)
    • Production and Construction Engineering (PhD program)
    • Electrical and Electronic and Information Systems Engineering (Doctoral Program)

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