Welcome to OCU
Osaka City University celebrated its 135th anniversary in 2015. It is now the largest public university in Japan, with 8 faculties and 10 graduate schools, offering bachelor, master and doctoral courses in a wide variety of disciplines. At the time of its establishment, the mayor of Osaka, Hajime Seki, gave us a special mission: “The new university should not be an imitation of the national universities; it should serve the needs of the citizens; conduct original research on the culture, economy, and society of the city of Osaka and communicate the results to the people of the city.” His vision is still kept in honor by us to this very day.
The problems facing Osaka are the same problems facing cities around the world. Here at OCU, you will have the opportunity to obtain an education and carry out research that will challenge you to find solutions for problems such as climate change, clean energy supply, urban health, and natural disasters, problems which can only be solved by combining global and local perspectives.
This school identity has produced two Nobel laureates, Professor Emeritus Yoichiro Nambu in Physics and Professor Shinya Yamanaka in Medicine. In this enterprising spirit, OCU aims to nurture people who can take on leadership roles in society, conduct liberal and original research at an international level and become the pride of the city.
OCU offers you a diverse and liberal intellectual atmosphere in which you will be able to freely discuss and develop your ideas, while making use of excellent interdisciplinary study and research facilities and a strong domestic and international academic network. We invite all of you to come and join us in solving the problems of today and of the future.
Dr. Tetsuo Arakawa
President of Osaka City University