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Kumamoto University

Location Kurokami Campus, Kumamoto City Japan
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Ranking

# 591-600

QS World University Rankings
Kumamoto University is one of Japan's oldest and most prestigious national universities.

As an international university with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research, Kumamoto University has a variety of schools with numerous specialties and a number of cutting-edge research institutes, such as the International Research Center for Medical Sciences, the International Research Organization for Advanced Sciences and Technology, the Institute of Pulsed Power Science, the Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics, the Center for AIDS Research, and the Magnesium Research Center. Notable alumni include Eisaku Sato who served as the prime minister of Japan and received the Nobel Peace Prize, as well as Lafcadio Hearn and Soseki Natsume, both of whom are known as distinguished writers. 


1. Vision

Kumamoto University aims to contribute to thecommunity and global society by cultivating intelligent, moral, and skillfulpeople. At the same time, the university works for the creation, inheritance,and development of knowledge, following the spirit of the Fundamental Law ofEducation and the School Education Law.

 

2. Goals

Education

In order to cultivate unique, creative people,the university provides a comprehensive education based on a consistentphilosophy followed by all our undergraduate departments and graduate schools.

Through a broad education, our undergraduatedepartments develop in students abilities related international communication,adapting to the information age, and thinking and acting independently.

Our graduate schools cultivate highlyspecialized workers with comprehensive reasoning ability, technical knowledge,and internationally recognized skills, in addition to deep insight into human natureand the environment, on the basis of their undergraduate education.

As an institution that is open to the public,the university offers a place where people can engage in lifelong learning.

 

Research

The university strives to protect and develophumankind's cultural heritage, while enhancing its capabilities to function asa center of advanced academic research and proactively promote cutting-edge,creative academic research.

Full version of Mission Statement of KumamotoUniversity: http://ewww.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/en/about/vision/

Kumamoto University is one of Japan's oldest and most prestigious national universities.

As an international university with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research, Kumamoto University has a variety of schools with numerous specialties and a number of cutting-edge research institutes, such as the International Research Center for Medical Sciences, the International Research Organization for Advanced Sciences and Technology, the Institute of Pulsed Power Science, the Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics, the Center for AIDS Research, and the Magnesium Research Center. Notable alumni include Eisaku Sato who served as the prime minister of Japan and received the Nobel Peace Prize, as well as Lafcadio Hearn and Soseki Natsume, both of whom are known as distinguished writers. 


1. Vision

Kumamoto University aims to contribute to thecommunity and global society by cultivating intelligent, moral, and skillfulpeople. At the same time, the university works for the creation, inheritance,and development of knowledge, following the spirit of the Fundamental Law ofEducation and the School Education Law.

 

2. Goals

Education

In order to cultivate unique, creative people,the university provides a comprehensive education based on a consistentphilosophy followed by all our undergraduate departments and graduate schools.

Through a broad education, our undergraduatedepartments develop in students abilities related international communication,adapting to the information age, and thinking and acting independently.

Our graduate schools cultivate highlyspecialized workers with comprehensive reasoning ability, technical knowledge,and internationally recognized skills, in addition to deep insight into human natureand the environment, on the basis of their undergraduate education.

As an institution that is open to the public,the university offers a place where people can engage in lifelong learning.

 

Research

The university strives to protect and develophumankind's cultural heritage, while enhancing its capabilities to function asa center of advanced academic research and proactively promote cutting-edge,creative academic research.

Full version of Mission Statement of KumamotoUniversity: http://ewww.kumamoto-u.ac.jp/en/about/vision/

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #501- 550
  • 2014
    #551-600
  • 2015
    #601-650
  • 2016
    #601-650
  • 2017
    #551-600
  • 2018
    #551-600
  • 2019
    #511-520
  • 2020
    #531-540
  • 2021
    #561-570
  • 2022
    #591-600

Ranking criteria

7.4
Academic Reputation
2.6
Employer Reputation
71.6
Faculty Student Ratio
10.8
Citations per Faculty
1.9
International Faculty Ratio
3.8
International Students Ratio

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