Kyushu University

Creating A Global Hub Campus Model in Kyushu University

Our goal -Innovation by both research and education of the highest standards

One of our top-level research projects is "Energy". A number of world-class researchers are focusing on scientific technologies that hold promise for dramatic reductions in carbon emissions. To show that we are leading the "hydrogen society", we adopted the FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) as the official car of the university. This is the first time a university has used a FCV as its official car. In addition to hydrogen energy, we are also making world-class academic achievements in other fields.
Our efforts to relocate and develop the Ito Campus, surrounded by the rich nature of the sea and mountains of Itoshima Peninsula, are proceeding and will be completed by 2018 as planned. Our university, over 100 years old, continues to grow. We are planning to establish the university's 12th undergraduate school, "The School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation", in April 2018. The students in this school will be required to spend a certain period studying overseas, and this will accelerate the globalization of our university. There are degree courses conducted in English, making our campus quite international. Our university has 112 partner institutions, which produce talented individuals who have the ability to play a leading role in their countries. To motivate our students to study abroad, we are offering many oversea programs at no extra tuition fees.

Top Global Hub Campus achieved by "SHARE-Q"

Kyushu University is a comprehensive research university, aiming to establish the world's top research and education hub in Kyushu District, Japan. Our plan, "SHARE-Q", is a package of enhancement and renovation for research, education and governance. It includes expansion of world collaborative research, global human research development, reforming governance systems, and effective reputation management systems. SHARE-Q covers activities for encouraging international research, establishment of a new undergraduate school, rapid decision making process, and strategic information delivery. The project of the main campus move to a new location, Ito, will be completed in 2018. This new location will be where SHARE-Q accelerates and embodies the future shape of the university.

Targets by 2023
Our Research and Initiatives

1. Targets

Create new knowledge and values
in the School of Interdisciplinary Science
and Innovation Increase

The number of international students to 4,700

Increase the number of students
studying abroad to 2,000

Increase the number of international faculty to 1,500

Increase the international student ratio
in the mixed dormitory to 90%

2. Research and Initiatives

Element 113, discovered by Professor Kosuke Morita, became the first element on the periodic table found in Asia

I2CNER focuses on scientific technologies that hold promise for dramatic reductions in carbon emissions

Next-Generation Fuel Cell Research allows for a low-carbon society and a solution to global warming

Ultra-efficient, next generation compact wind lens power system is being developed by the Research Institute of Applied Mechanics