Address: １丁目-1-1 Tsushimanaka, Kita Ward, Okayama, 700-8530
Welcome to "The Land of Sunshine, Okayama"!
Sixty-eight years ago, Okayama University was founded as a comprehensive university by a group of institutions of higher education that have played historical roles, including the Okayama-Han(domain) Medical Training School dating from the days of the Tokugawa shogunate. In 2020, our university’s Medical School will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding.
During its long history, Okayama University has managed to develop on a grand scale, with 11 Faculties, 8 Graduate schools, 3 Authorized Research Institutes, a University Hospital and Attached Schools. Our university has broad richly verdant campus in the heart of Okayama City, which has such a mild climate called “The Sunny Country .” Currently about 20,000 students, including exchange students, and faculty members devote themselves to studies in this felicitous environment.
Okayama University’s founding philosophy is expressed as “Creation of advanced knowledge and inheritance of precise knowledge .” That is, to promote stable, sustainable advancement of human society, we must always build new knowledge bases. As a seat of learning open to the public, Okayama University would like to give birth to advanced knowledge through educational, research and philanthropic activities, pass along precise knowledge to subsequent generations and contribute to the development of human society.