History, Affiliations and Rankings
Kyushu University's origins may be traced back to the Fukuoka Domain's medical schools, which were founded in 1867. In 1903, the institution was reformed as the Fukuoka Medical College of Kyoto Imperial University. In 1911, Kyushu Imperial University was established as an autonomous institution. With the School of Agriculture celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, Kyushu University is the best and oldest university in Japan. It has affiliations with the Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities. Kyushu University ranked 137th in the world according to QS World University Rankings 2022 and World University Rankings by Times Higher Education 2022 have ranked it at 501. Of 1,300 higher education institutions, including 48 Japanese universities, ranked this year, Kyushu University was ranked 137th.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Kyushu University has a developed infrastructure. This university is located in the heart of Japan in a vibrant business district and it is home to major corporations. It also has many houses like shopping malls, restaurants, museums, and green spaces for walking and outdoor activities. The campus is located close to all the amenities including shops, restaurants, cafes, and banks in addition to public transportation. The University is composed of six campuses: Chikushi, Hospital, Ito, Ohashi, Hakozaki, and Beppu. There are numerous historic buildings dating back to the many phases of history the university has seen. Kyushu University provides many courses from Natural Science to Engineering.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Kyushu University is a leading research-oriented institute of higher education in Fukuoka, which is historically renowned as Japan's gateway to Asia for profound cultural and economic interactions due to its geographical proximity to continental Asia. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Hirofumi Yoshimura - Politician, Junko Tabei - Mountaineer, Tetsu Nakamura - Politician, and Guo Moruo - Author.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Universities are distinguished by their diversity. The University has students from a wide range of backgrounds, including race, national origin, religion, beliefs, age, socioeconomic level, gender, sexual orientation, and handicap status. University's vibrant and diverse campus offers several opportunities for students to engage with their peers. Diverse viewpoints and research issues are essential to Science and study. All international students enrolled at Kyushu University are represented by the KUFSA (Kyushu University Foreign Students Association) organization. Many reputed companies come to this university for placement. Some of the companies are Hitachi, IBM, Panasonic, Accenture, Amazon, Takeda, and NTT.