Kobe University

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Year of foundation: 1949
Approx. number of students: approx. 16,500
MCI partner since: 2018

The City


Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, on the north shore of Osaka Bay and about 30 km west of Osaka and has a population of approx. 1.5 million inhabitants. The Port of Kobe is both an important port and manufacturing center within the region. Kobe is the busiest container port in the region, surpassing even Osaka, and the fourth-busiest in Japan.

The University


Kobe University is a leading Japanese national university located in the city of Kobe, in Hyōgo. It was established in 1949, but the academic origins of Kobe University trace back to the establishment of Kobe Higher Commercial School in 1902, which was renamed as Kobe University of Commerce, and Kobe University of Economics. Kobe University is one of the oldest and largest national universities in Japan, as well as one of the highest ranking national universities in the country. Located beside the foothills of Mount Rokkō, the university provides a view of the city and port of Kobe, providing a privileged environment for the pursuit of academic studies.

http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/en/

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