Kagoshima University

Kagoshima University

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Kagoshima University (KU) has a long history and rich tradition in education, and the university’s origins can be traced back to the Hangaku Zoshikan School, which was established in 1773 and was run by the feudal domain.  After the merger of several higher education institutions including the Seventh Higher School established during the Meiji period, KU inherited this educational tradition and was newly established in 1949 as a national university. 

KU has developed into one of the leading comprehensive universities comprising 9 faculties and 10 graduate schools with approximately 9,000 undergraduates and 1,600 graduate students. KU has partnerships with 146 institutions in 34 countries and regions, and has approximately 300 international students.

KU aims to contribute to the development of the society and the community with a spirit of self-sufficiency and enterprise, based on the geographical characteristics of Kagoshima as a part of the Asia-Pacific and according to


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