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 over 1000 international students from 74 countries pursuing their studies here, the University is a lively and cosmopolitan campus.