About us

Mission, Charters and Vision

  • Updated on March 1, 2016



Kobe University, working in a spirit of integrity, freedom, and cooperation in keeping with its open and cosmopolitan culture and environs, aims to contribute to the global community through the creation of knowledge founded on universal values and the fostering of rich understanding and strong leadership skills.


Our Vision

Kobe University – toward an outstanding research university excelling in advanced and integrated research in the humanities and sciences

Kobe University is an academic institution that has continued to encourage forward-looking and independent thinking in working toward our ideal of creating ‘harmony between theory and reality’. Building on these traditions, we are now endeavoring to further utilize our ability for collaboration and integration. We pledge to become an outstanding research university that meets the highest international standards for teaching and research and can serve as a center for value creation that will help to solve the issues facing our society both at present and in the future.

Taking advantage of our traditional strength in both the social and natural sciences, and encouraging innovative research that defies the boundaries between the humanities and the sciences, we will work in collaboration with other universities and research institutes to develop and expand new areas of academic study. In addition, we will strengthen ties between undergraduate and graduate programs to ensure that students can enrich their creativity and deepen their understanding, knowing they are at the forefront of advanced research.

Through multi-faceted academic exchanges with major overseas universities in joint research and collaborative education, Kobe University will dramatically enhance its function as a ‘hub campus’ that attracts talented personnel from around the world and equips students with an international perspective. Through these collaborations in education and research, Kobe University will not only contribute to the development and practical implementation of state-of-the-art technologies that will benefit humankind, but also produce graduates who will play a leading role in finding solutions to global issues.

In order to achieve these ambitious objectives for collaboration and integration in teaching and research, Kobe University will carry out various institutional reforms to facilitate greater cooperation between individuals and the university as a whole, allowing us to combine the talents of the entire Kobe University community and work together to explore new academic frontiers.

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