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  • Updated on April 15, 2016

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President

President TAKEDA Hiroshi

TAKEDA Hiroshi

Birth: 1949
Degree: Doctorate of Science, University of Tokyo.

Professional Career:

1977 Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
1978 Research Associate of Laboratory of International Collaboration on Elementary Particle Physics, related institution of School of Science, Tokyo University.
1984 Research Associate of School of Science, University of Tokyo/ Assistant Professor of International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, related institution of School of Science, University of Tokyo.
1989 Professor of Faculty of Science, Kobe University.
1998 Director of Information Science and Technology Center, Kobe University (until September 2000).
2003 Dean of Faculty of Science/ Director of Biosignal Research Center (until March 2007), Kobe University.
2007 Professor of Graduate School of Science, Kobe University.
2007 Director of University Library, Kobe University.
2009 Executive Vice President of Kobe University.
2015 President of Kobe University.

Executive Vice Presidents

MIZUTANI Fumitoshi

Executive Vice President In Charge of Planning and Evaluation Management, Human Resource and Labor Management MIZUTANI Fumitoshi

Executive Vice President
In Charge of Planning and Evaluation Management, Human Resource and Labor Management

Birth: 1957.
Degree: Ph.D., Harvard University.
Professional Career:

1994 Associate Professor at School of Business Administration, Kobe University.
1999 Associate Professor at Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University.
2000 Professor at Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University.
2012 Dean of Graduate School of Business Administration (until March 2014), Kobe University.
2015 Executive Vice President of Kobe University.

Message

I will do my best so that Kobe University will be recognized as a global research university.

OGAWA Matsuto

Executive Vice President  In Charge of Research and Industry-University Cooperation OGAWA Matsuto

Executive Vice President
In Charge of Research and Industry-University Cooperation

Birth: 1956.
Degree: Ph.D. in Engineering, University of Tokyo.
Professional Career:

1985 Research Associate of Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University.
1988 Lecturer of Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University.
1992 Visiting Research Scientist, IBM T.J.Watson Research Center (until Dec.1993).
1995 Associate Professor of Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University.
2002 Professor of Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University.
2004 Professor of Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University.
2011 Dean of Faculty and Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University (until March 2015).
2015 Executive Vice President of Kobe University.

Message

I will do my best to foster an outstanding research environment for the faculty, students, and staff of Kobe University as well as maintain a research administration infrastructure whose excellence matches that of Kobe University research itself.

FUJITA Seiichi

Executive Vice President In Charge of Education FUJITA Seiichi

Executive Vice President
In Charge of Education

Birth: 1956.
Degree: Master of Economics, Kobe University.
Professional Career:

1980 Assistant Professor of Faculty of Economics, Kobe University.
1983 Senior Assistant Professor of Faculty of Economics, Kobe University.
1985 Associate Professor of Faculty of Economics, Kobe University.
1996 Professor of Faculty of Economics, Kobe University.
2000 Professor of Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
2008 Dean of Faculty and Graduate School of Economics (until November 2010).
2013 Executive Vice President of Kobe University.

Message

Historically Kobe is a city at the forefront of globalization in Japan. We endeavor to cultivate globally-minded and creative students with special knowledge.

SUGIMURA Kazurou

Executive Vice President In Charge of Hospital and Risk Management SUGIMURA Kazurou

Executive Vice President
In Charge of Hospital and Risk Management

Birth: 1953.
Degree: 1984 Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine (PhD).
Professional Career:

1980 Doctor of Radiology, Kochi Medical University.
1982 Doctor of Radiology, Kobe University School of Medicine.
1987 Associate Professor of Radiology, Shimane Medical University.
1988 UCSF Research Fellow of Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
1994 Professor and Chairman of Radiology, Shimane Medical University.
1998 Professor and Chairman of Radiology, Kobe University School of Medicine.
2007 Director, Kobe University Hospital.
2014 Executive Assistant to the President, Kobe University, Director of Advancement Center for Community Medicine, Kobe University School of Medicine.
2015 Executive Vice President of Kobe University.

Message

Kobe is a one of the world’s most comfortable cities to live in. Our traditional university and the region it's rooted in offer a wonderful environment for students and faculty to learn and carry out their research. I am determined to make every effort to assure that Kobe University is recognized for excellence around the world.

INOUE Noriyuki

Executive Vice President In Charge of International Exchange and Internal Control  INOUE Noriyuki

Executive Vice President
In Charge of International Exchange and Internal Control

Birth: 1960.
Degree: Doctor juris, Osaka University.
Professional Career:

1988 Lecturer of Faculty of Law, Osaka Gakuin University.
1991 Associate Professor of Faculty of Law, Osaka Gakuin University.
1992 Guest Researcher of Faculty of Law, Bayreuth University, Germany (until January 1993).
1995 Associate Professor of Faculty of Law, Kobe University.
1996 Professor of Faculty of Law, Kobe University.
1997 Guest Researcher of Faculty of Law, Bayreuth University, Germany (until August 1998).
2000 Professor of Graduate School of Law, Kobe University.
2009 Dean of Faculty and Graduate School of Law, Kobe University (until September 2011).
2011 President of EU Institute in Japan, Kansai.

Message

I will endeavor to prepare the environment in which Kobe University will be recognized as an attractive university to people in Japan and abroad and produce many individuals who will contribute to society through fostering global-spirited and cosmopolitan graduates. I look forward to your support and guidance.

UCHIDA Kazunori

Executive Vice President In Charge of Public Relations and Community Cooperation UCHIDA Kazunori

Executive Vice President
In Charge of Public Relations and Community Cooperation

Birth: 1950.
Degree: Doctor of Agriculture, Kyoto University.
Professional Career:

1977 Assistant Professor of Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University.
1981 Lecturer of Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University.
1984 Associate Professor of Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University.
1994 Associate Professor of Faculty of Agriculture, Kobe University.
1996 Professor of Faculty of Agriculture, Kobe University.
2007 Professor of Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University.
2009 Dean of Faculty and Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University.
2013 Executive Vice President of Kobe University.

Message

I will do my utmost to unite the students, professors and administrative staffs in Kobe University to make a fantastic and attractive University. I intend to work to create an environment for bringing out the best in Kobe University through listening to the voice of the alumni, corporations and regional societies and collaborating with them in various manners. I look forward to your support.

FUJII Masaru

Executive Vice President In Charge of Admission and Student Affairs Fujii Masaru

Executive Vice President
In Charge of Admission and Student Affairs

Birth: 1955.
Degree: Doctor of Literature, Kobe University.
Professional Career:

1983 Research Associate of Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kobe University.
1987 Assistant Professor of School of General Education, Nagoya University.
1991 Associate Professor of Faculty of Letters, Kobe University.
2005 Professor of Faculty of Letters, Kobe University.
2007 Professor of Graduate School of Humanities, Kobe University.
2012 Dean of Faculty of Letters and Graduate School of Humanities (until March 2015).
2015 Executive Vice President of Kobe University.

Message

I look forward to playing a role in Kobe University's mission to become an important base for contributing to the development and happiness of human society in the 21st century.

YOSHII Kazuo

Executive Vice President In Charge of General Affairs, Finance and Facilities YOSHII Kazuo

Executive Vice President
In Charge of General Affairs, Finance and Facilities

Birth: 1957.
Professional Career:

Apr. 1980 Kochi Medical School.
Oct. 1982 Transferred to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and (MEXT), worked in various Personnel Divisions at MEXT.
Apr. 2001 Head of the General Affairs Division, University of Tokyo.
Jan. 2003 Deputy Director, Personnel Division, Minister's Secretariat, and Head of Social Honors and Awards Section, MEXT.
Apr. 2007 Director, Personnel Department, University of Tokyo.
Jul. 2007 Director for Personnel and Labor, Administration Bureau, University of Tokyo.
Apr. 2011 Vice President, Yamaguchi University.
Apr. 2014 Executive Vice President and Director General of Kobe University.

Message

I will support the President and strive to do my best in furthering University development.

Auditors

TONOMURA Shoichiro

Auditor TONOMURA Shoichiro

Auditor

Birth: 1952.
Professional Career:

Mar. 1981 PhD in Engineering Science, Osaka University
Apr. 1981 Entered Asahi Kasei Corporation
Apr. 1991 Head of LSI and Information Technology Research Laboratory at Asahi Kasei Corporation
Sept. 1999 Head of Central Research Laboratory at Asahi Kasei Corporation
June. 2006 Auditor, Asahi KASEI Life & Living Corp. (now Asahi KASEI Chemicals Corp.)
Apr. 2008 Company Executive and Head of Research and Development Center at Asahi Kasei Corporation
Apr. 2011 Company Executive at Asahi Kasei Corporation and Head of Fuji Branch Office
Oct. 2013 Executive Director at Japan Science and Technology Agency
Oct. 2015 Senior Fellow at Japan Science and Technology Agency
Apr. 2016 Auditor, Kobe University

Message

In my role as auditor I hope to make a useful contribution to ensure that Kobe University is a valued institution for all its stakeholders.

Hayashi Kinuko

Auditor (Part time) Hayashi Kinuko

Auditor (Part time)

Birth: 1968.
Professional Career:

Mar. 1991 Graduated from School of Business Administration, Kobe University
Oct. 1992 Entered KMPG Azusa LLC
Apr. 1998 Entered EY ShinNihon
May. 2002 Entered Hayashi Certified Public Accountants and Tax Accountants Office
Apr. 2016 Auditor (Part time) Kobe University

Message

I hope to support the President, Executive Board and all University employees in making Kobe University an institution that the students responsible for Japan’s future are proud to call their alma mater.

Vice Presidents

In Charge of University Reform

SAKAMOTO Hiroshi

In Charge of Strategy Information and Organizational Collaboration

SHINADA Hiroshi

In Charge of Personnel Evaluation and Planning

YOSHII Masahiko

In Charge of Liberal Education

OHNO Takashi

In Charge of Research Promotion

ODA Keiji

In Charge of Medical Studies Promotion

KATAOKA Tohru

Executive Assistants to the President

In Charge of Funding and Alumni Relations

SAEKI Toshikazu

In Charge of Global Education

SAKANO Tomokazu

In Charge of New Faculties

SAKURAI Tetsu

In Charge of New Faculties

OKADA Shuichi

In Charge of International Collaboration

YUI Kiyomitsu

Adviser to Executive Vice President

In Charge of Risk Management
YAMAGUCHI Toru

Adviser to the President

SHOJI Kenichi

Special Adviser to the President (Part-time)

AKASHI Yasushi
SEKIMIZU Kouji
ISHIMURA Hidekazu