Okayama University

Public University

Okayama, Japan

Okayama University, officially known as Okayama Daigaku in Japanese, was established in 1870 in Tsushima-Naka, Okayama, Japan. Started as the Medical raining Place under Han System in 1870, the training institute was founded by Okayama Han. In 1880, after the abolition of the Han System, the instit Read more




Highlights of Okayama University

  • Apart from numerous faculties and schools, Okayama University also has 11 research centers including Quality Assurance Center, Health Service Center, Environmental Management Center, Center for Information Technology and Management, Institute of Global Human Resource Development, Academic and General Okayama University Regional Research Association, Center for Teacher Education and Development, Neutron Therapy Research Center, Advanced Science Research Center, Assisted Reproductive Technology Center and Archaeological Research Center.
  • Okayama University also has 3 national research institute which have contributed to Japanese advancement in science and technology. These institutes are Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Institute for Planetary Materials and Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Science.
  • The Tsushima Campus of Okayama University was the former camp of the 17th division of Imperial Japanese Army.
  • The Institute for Study of the Earth's Interior is a nation-wide Joint Use Faclity institute at Okayama University.
  • Okayama University has been one of the few universities in Asia which has pledged to achieve all SDGs goals laid down by the UN.
  • Okayama University is the first Asian university to become a UNESCO chair, in recognition of efforts in the field of ESD and Education for Sustainable Development.
  • The faculty of Environmental Science and Technology at Okayama University is carrying out many projects to save the environment through innovative and cost effective techniques including an environmentally-friendly resource recovery process using waste nickel hydride battery project; risk management security strategies for toxic substance disposal; advanced nano materials fullerene project; full color rewritable paper using functional capsules; ecological genetic study of clock genes that can cause speciation project.

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