Osaka City University Information
Osaka City University is one of the ten universities in the city of Osaka, Japan. It is the first municipal university in the country and is renowned for its research facilities. The university is commonly known as the OCU and is known to the locals as Shidai or Ichidai.
Osaka City University traces its roots way back to 1880 with the establishment of the Osaka Commercial Training Institute. The institute was created through the donations of local merchants and businessmen. In 1885, the school was renamed into Osaka Commercial School and in 1889, it was municipalized. Osaka City lost to Kobe city in the bid to house the Second National Commercial College, so local officials decided to create a municipal college independent of the national budget. The school was reorganized in 1901 and was again renamed into Osaka Municipal Commercial College. In 1928, the college was given university status, thus, and the name was changed to the Osaka University of Commerce, making it Japan’s first municipal university. In 1949, when the university was occupied by American forces, it was merged with two other municipal colleges and was given it’s present name.
Osaka City University is composed of nine Faculties, which offer undergraduate programs, and ten Graduate schools.
The faculties include Faculty of Business, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, Medical School, Faculty of Human Life Science, andA School of Nursing.
The graduate schools at the OCU, which are often associated with the faculties, include Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of Law, Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Human Life Science and Graduate School for Creative Cities.
The Osaka City University houses several institutes and centers including the Media Center, the Research Center for Human Rights, the Research Center for Urban Health and Sports, the Urban Research Plaza, the Botanical Gardens and the Toneyama Institute for Tuberculosis Research.
Some of Osaka City University’s notable alumni include scientist Shinya Yamanaka, actor Yoshi Amao, former Osaka City mayor Takafumi Isomura, writer Takeshi Kaiko and former Nomura Securities president Minoru Segawa.
The Osaka City University ranking is number 70 in Asia in the University Review List. Similarly ranked colleges include Kyungpook National University, Kumamoto University, Tokyo Metropolitan University, and Gifu University.
Osaka City University Address
The Osaka City University address is located at 3-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka.
Osaka City University Rankings and Quick Facts
Motto: Creativity, Friendliness and Flexibility
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|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)||
403 to 510
|Asia Rank (Jiaotong)||
65 to 100
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