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Kobe University

Location

1-1 Rokkodai, Nada-ku, Kobe, JP, Kobe City Japan

Ranking

# 465QS World University Rankings

About Kobe University

Since the foundation over 100 years ago, Kobe University has been vigorously pursuing academic endeavor in the exploration and practice of novel theories under the spirit of "integrity, freedom, and cooperation". We have always been committed to the creation of "knowledge" in a broad range of fields from human science, social science, natural science to life and medical sciences. Fostering future leaders who possess rich understanding and strong leadership skills have also been one of our goals. In the course of our quest for academic excellence, many of our research areas have gained considerable recognition worldwide as the University's "core research areas", and the number is increasing on an ongoing basis. Most of them are also on the path of becoming a "center of excellence". With more and more researchers gathering here from around the world, Kobe University expects to see many breakthroughs in the future. Students at Kobe University have opportunities to obtain advanced expertise and a wealth of knowledge through our ever progressing distinctive education program. With approximately 1400 international students from 92 countries pursuing their studies here, the University is a lively and cosmopolitan campus.

About Kobe University

Since the foundation over 100 years ago, Kobe University has been vigorously pursuing academic endeavor in the exploration and practice of novel theories under the spirit of "integrity, freedom, and cooperation". We have always been committed to the creation of "knowledge" in a broad range of fields from human science, social science, natural science to life and medical sciences. Fostering future leaders who possess rich understanding and strong leadership skills have also been one of our goals. In the course of our quest for academic excellence, many of our research areas have gained considerable recognition worldwide as the University's "core research areas", and the number is increasing on an ongoing basis. Most of them are also on the path of becoming a "center of excellence". With more and more researchers gathering here from around the world, Kobe University expects to see many breakthroughs in the future. Students at Kobe University have opportunities to obtain advanced expertise and a wealth of knowledge through our ever progressing distinctive education program. With approximately 1400 international students from 92 countries pursuing their studies here, the University is a lively and cosmopolitan campus.

University information

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Rankings & ratings

Kobe University is one of the top universities in Kobe City, Japan. It is ranked #465 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #295
  • 2014
    #=304
  • 2015
    #=294
  • 2016
    #=361
  • 2017
    #369
  • 2018
    #351
  • 2019
    #=352
  • 2020
    #395
  • 2021
    #403
  • 2022
    #386
  • 2023
    #=363
  • 2024
    #=476
  • 2025
    #465

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