Osaka University is a national university founded in 1931 by the Japanese Government with strong support from local governments in the Osaka area. It was established with the aim of creating a center of higher-education inheriting the liberal and progressive academic tradition of the area, which had been the center of trade of the nation for many centuries.Administration Building, Suita
The University now comprises ten faculties, twelve associated graduate schools, five research institutes, eighteen education and research centers, and two hospitals attached to the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry. Approximately fourteen thousand undergraduates and seventy thousand graduate students, including over nine hundred foreign students, are enrolled today. There are approximately twenty-six hundred academic staff and two thousand administrative and supporting staff.Liberal Arts and Sciences Building, Toyonaka
The University comprises two campuses, one in Suita (a northern suburb of Osaka) and the other in Toyonaka (a northwestern suburb of Osaka*), with a combined area of one hundred and fifty hectares(three hundred and seventy acres).
*Refer to the campus maps.
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