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Kanazawa University

Location

Kakuma Campus, Kanazawa Japan

Ranking

# 901-950QS World University Rankings

About Kanazawa University

Kanazawa University, one of Japan’s National Universities, can trace its history back to the opening of a smallpox vaccination center in 1862. Originally the regional vaccination clinic established by the Kaga Domain, the university is the third oldest national university in Japan and the leading center for higher education in the Hokuriku Region.

The campus used to be uniquely located on the Kanazawa Castle ground. Now, the main campus spreads vastly across 496 acres on a mountain to the east of the historical city of Kanazawa, located on the shores of the Sea of Japan. Kanazawa is only two-and-a-half hours away from Tokyo by bullet train.

Kanazawa University upholds the charter to be “a research university dedicated to education, while opening up its doors to both local and global society,” tackles the various problems of today’s society, and believes it is our duty to create the knowledge and train personnel to solve these problems. It is comprised of 4 Colleges, 20 Schools, 7 Graduate Schools, University Hospital which is located in the heart of Kanazawa, etc. Student enrollment is over 10,000 in total. Over 20 percent are postgraduates, and international students come from over 40 countries around the world.

Kanazawa University has been selected as a Top Global University by the governmental fund to support the universities that lead the globalization of Japanese society. Also, the university will strive to be a world-class institution for academic research in accordance with the Japanese government’s budget allocation to national universities.

The university has many specialized research facilities that aim for social implementation of innovative university research results; Cancer Research Institute, Nano Life Science Institute, Advanced Mobility Research Institute, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Institute, and Biomass Green Innovation Center. Kanazawa University welcomes international students and has concluded partnership with over 320 institutions across the world.

About Kanazawa University

Kanazawa University, one of Japan’s National Universities, can trace its history back to the opening of a smallpox vaccination center in 1862. Originally the regional vaccination clinic established by the Kaga Domain, the university is the third oldest national university in Japan and the leading center for higher education in the Hokuriku Region.

The campus used to be uniquely located on the Kanazawa Castle ground. Now, the main campus spreads vastly across 496 acres on a mountain to the east of the historical city of Kanazawa, located on the shores of the Sea of Japan. Kanazawa is only two-and-a-half hours away from Tokyo by bullet train.

Kanazawa University upholds the charter to be “a research university dedicated to education, while opening up its doors to both local and global society,” tackles the various problems of today’s society, and believes it is our duty to create the knowledge and train personnel to solve these problems. It is comprised of 4 Colleges, 20 Schools, 7 Graduate Schools, University Hospital which is located in the heart of Kanazawa, etc. Student enrollment is over 10,000 in total. Over 20 percent are postgraduates, and international students come from over 40 countries around the world.

Kanazawa University has been selected as a Top Global University by the governmental fund to support the universities that lead the globalization of Japanese society. Also, the university will strive to be a world-class institution for academic research in accordance with the Japanese government’s budget allocation to national universities.

The university has many specialized research facilities that aim for social implementation of innovative university research results; Cancer Research Institute, Nano Life Science Institute, Advanced Mobility Research Institute, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Institute, and Biomass Green Innovation Center. Kanazawa University welcomes international students and has concluded partnership with over 320 institutions across the world.

University information

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Rankings & ratings

Kanazawa University is one of the top public universities in Kanazawa, Japan. It is ranked #901-950 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #501- 550
  • 2014
    #501-550
  • 2015
    #501-550
  • 2016
    #551-600
  • 2017
    #551-600
  • 2018
    #551-600
  • 2019
    #561-570
  • 2020
    #581-590
  • 2021
    #591-600
  • 2022
    #601-650
  • 2023
    #601-650
  • 2024
    #851-900
  • 2025
    #901-950

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