About us

Administration

President

President FUJISAWA Masato

FUJISAWA Masato

Birth: 1960
Degree: MD. PhD, Kobe University

Professional Career:

1984 Conducted research at the Division of Urology, School of Medicine, Kobe University.
1984 Resident of Urology, Kobe University Hospital.
1989 Urologist, Shinko Hospital.
1990 Research Fellow, Center for Biomedical Research, The Population Council (USA).
1992 Doctor, Hara Genitourinary Hospital.
1992 Resident of Urology, Kobe University Hospital.
1992 Research Associate, Kobe University Hospital.
2001 Associate Professor, Kobe University Hospital.
2002 Professor, Kawasaki Medical School.
2005 Professor, Graduate School of Medicine.
2014 Director, Kobe University Hospital (until January 2018).
2018 Executive Assistant to the President, Kobe University (until March 2019).
2019 Dean, School and Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University (until March 2021).
2021 President of Kobe University.

Executive Vice Presidents

KIDO Yoshiaki

Executive Vice President In Charge of Planning, Human Resources and General Affairs KIDO Yoshiaki

Executive Vice President
In Charge of Planning, Human Resources and General Affairs

Birth: 1959
Degree: MD. PhD., Kobe University
Professional Career:

1986 Medical Intern, Kobe University Hospital.
1987 Physician, Itami City Hospital.
1997 Invited Researcher, National Institutes of Health (USA).
1999 Invited Researcher, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, Columbia University (USA).
2001 Research Associate, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University.
2007 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University.
2008 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe University.
2010 Professor, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe University.
2016 Dean, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe University (until March 2019).
2021 Executive Vice President of Kobe University.

Message

Kobe University is one of the leading comprehensive universities in Japan. I will endeavour to make sure that the students and faculty of Kobe University can attain their maximum capabilities and potential.

OHMURA Naoto

Executive Vice President In Charge of Education and  Internationalization OHMURA Naoto

Executive Vice President
In Charge of Education and Internationalization

Birth: 1962
Degree: Ph.D. in Engineering
Professional Career:

1987 Entered Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Ltd.
1990 Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University.
1999 Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University.
2004 Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University.
2007 Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University.
2019 Dean, Faculty and Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University.
2021 Executive Vice President of Kobe University.

Message

Based on Kobe University’s spirit of freedom and inquiry, I will do my best to ensure that Kobe University offers a high level of independent learning and specialized education that aims to incorporate diverse values and foster creativity.

KAWABATA Toshinori

Executive Vice President
In Charge of Research, Social Co-Creation and Innovation

Birth: 1958
Degree: Ph.D. in Engineering
Professional Career:

1982 Entered Kubota Tekko K.K. (now KUBOTA Corporation).
2000 Associate Professor, Faculty of Agricultural Science, Kobe University.
2012 Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University.
2017 Dean, Faculty and Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Kobe University.
2021 Executive Vice President of Kobe University.

Message

I would like Kobe University to attain its goal of becoming a center for world-class knowledge by continuing to attract diverse researchers. In addition, I hope that Kobe University can resolve various issues on a regional and worldwide scale through the development of new research areas and multidisciplinary integration, which will bring about the creation of new values and their implementation in future society.

OKUMURA Hiroshi

Executive Vice President In Charge of Public Relations, Funding, Information and Risk Management Okumura Hiroshi

Executive Vice President
In Charge of Public Relations, Funding, Information and Risk Management

Birth: 1960
Degree: Master of Arts, Kobe University.
Professional Career:

1986 Research Associate, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University.
1991 Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, Kobe University.
2006 Professor, Faculty of Letters, Kobe University.
2007 Head of Office of Promoting Regional Partnership, Kobe University.
2018 Dean, Faculty of Letters and Graduate School of Humanities, Kobe University.
2021 Executive Vice President of Kobe University.

Message

In 2022, Kobe University will celebrate the 120th anniversary of its establishment. I will do my utmost so that the staff and students can continue our institution’s longstanding traditions while propelling the university towards a better future. I appreciate your support and encouragement in our endeavors to achieve this goal.

NAKAMURA Tamotsu

Executive Vice President In Charge of University Reform, Digitalization and Evaluation NAKAMURA Tamotsu

Executive Vice President
In Charge of University Reform, Digitalization and Evaluation

Birth: 1962
Degree: Ph.D. in Economics
Professional Career:

1991 Research Associate, Faculty of Economics,Yamaguchi University.
2002 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
2002 Invited Associate Professor, Department of Economics at The University of British Columbia (UBC) (until July 2003).
2004 Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
2006 Invited Professor, Department of Economics at The University of British Columbia (UBC) (until July 2007).
2016 Dean, Faculty and Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University (until November 2018).
2021 Executive Vice President of Kobe University.

Message

Kobe University is a truly appealing university with many wonderful traditions. It also has limitless hidden potential. It is necessary to possess the courage to continue changing in order to unlock this potential, create new traditions and cultivate the university’s appeal. I will strive to bring about positive changes, starting with myself.

YOSHIDA Kiyoshi

Director General and Executive Vice President In Charge of Finance, Facilities and Environment, YOSHIDA Kiyoshi

Director General and Executive Vice President
In Charge of Finance, Facilities and Environment

Birth: 1963
Professional Career:

2002 Head of Account Division, Financial Management Department, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
2004 Senior Specialist, Budget and Accounts Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
2006 Deputy Director, Private Education Institution Aid Division, Private Education Institution Department, Higher Education Bureau, MEXT.
2008 Head of Budget Section III, Budget and Accounts Division, Minister’s Secretariat, MEXT.
2009 Head of Budget Coordination Section, Budget and Accounts Division, Minister’s Secretariat, MEXT.
2012 Head of Finance Department, Yokohama National University.
2014 Head of Office for Budget and Accounts, Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Commissioner’s Secretariat, Agency for Cultural Affairs.
2016 Director for Budget Planning and Coordination, Budget and Accounts Division, Minister’s Secretariat, MEXT.
2020 Deputy Executive Vice President and Director-General, Kobe University.
2021 Executive Vice President and Director-General, Kobe University.

Message

I will do my utmost to ensure that Kobe University is a highly attractive institution for all its stakeholders.

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. 

Executive Directors (part-time)

NAKAO Takumi

UENO Yuko

Vice Presidents

 In Charge of Planning, Human Resources, Finance and General Affairs

MATSUO Takami

In Charge of Research, Social Co-Creation and Innovation

KITA Takashi

In Charge of University Reform and Evaluation

KONDO Akihiko

In Charge of Hospital

MANIWA Yoshimasa

Executive Assistants to the President

In Charge of Risk Management and Harrassment Prevention

MIYAWAKI Ikuko

In Charge of Admission Reform

SATO Harumi

 In Charge of Diversity

ALEXANDER Ronni

In Charge of Liberal Education

FUJINAMI Fumiko

In Charge of Internationalization

MATSUYAMA Hideto

Special Advisors to the President (part-time)

TANABE Hiroyuki

ANDO Mikio