Kitasato University

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Kitasato University
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Kitasato University buildings
Location Minato, Tokyo, Japan

Kitasato University (北里大学?, Kitasato Daigaku) is a private university in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

The head of the university is on the Shirokane Campus, neighboring the Kitasato Institute.


The school was named after Kitasato Shibasaburō.[1] He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1901.[2]

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Satoshi Ōmura, a professor at Kitasato University.


Its major educational facilities are on the Sagamihara Campus, 60 kilometers west of central Tokyo. The departments include the School of Medicine; School of Allied Health Sciences; School of Pharmaceutical Studies; School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences; School of Marine Sciences; School of Nursing; and the School of Science.[3]

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Coordinates: 35°38′33.21″N 139°43′32.27″E / 35.6425583°N 139.7256306°E / 35.6425583; 139.7256306