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Kumamoto University

Address: Japan, 〒860-8555 Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto, Chuo Ward, Kurokami, 2 丁目 39 番 1 号

Description Kumamoto University

One of the best universities in Japan is Kumamoto University. This is a public institution that has been operating since 1925. Kumamoto University conducts education in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

Kumamoto University now ranks 21 in the ranking of its country, and in the international list of prestigious institutions is in 640 positions. Today it is one of the best global universities recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT).

The strong focus of this educational institution is "Life Sciences and Medicine". University graduates have a good reputation among employers.

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Among the graduates of the university there are famous professors, actors, athletes, politicians, archaeologists and other specialists. Among them it is worth noting:

  • Hiroaki Mitsuya (a virologist known for his role in the discovery of the antiviral drug Zidovudin);
  • Yasuhiro Muramatsu (medical scientist);
  • Chukhi Takashima (archaeologist);
  • Mazazumi Harada (researcher for Minamata disease);
  • Takeshi Yamakawa (a fuzzy logic researcher, helped Omron become a leader in this field in the 1980s and 1990s);
  • Meng Yonggang, tribologist (director of the State Key Laboratory of Tribology from Tsinghua University);
  • Yasuyuki Ed (politician);
  • Yukinori Kuwano (professor of engineering, former president of Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd);
  • Kazunobu Abe (businessman, CEO of Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd);
  • Kazuma Tateishi (founder of OMRON Corporation);
  • Takehiko Inoue (manga artist);
  • Miyako Miyazaki (model, Miss Universe 2003 participant);
  • Michiko Miyazaki (actress);
  • Keiko Saito (actress);
  • Akira Mitsuoka (author, Naoki Prize winner);
  • Rio Kamikaze (female Kickboxer);
  • Mr. Gannosuke (professional wrestler).

Presented here is only a fraction of the outstanding personalities who received education at this university.

Equipment Kumamoto University

The university has four campuses, two of which are geographically located in the Kurokami district, the others in Honjo-kuchonji and Oe, as well as in the city of Kumamoto. The school is famous for its research and development.

The educational center includes the following institutions:

  • Center for Multimedia and Information Technology;
  • Center for Globalization;
  • Higher Education Research Center;
  • Political research institution;
  • Memorial Museum of the Fifth High School;
  • E-Learning Development Institute;
  • Marine Environment Research Center;
  • Magnesium Research Center;
  • Institute for Development and Resource Analysis;
  • AIDS Research Institution;
  • The establishment of environmental safety;
  • Research Center for Buried Cultural Property;
  • Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics;
  • Institute of Pulsed Energy Science;
  • Priority organization for innovation and best practices;
  • The innovative organization of cooperation of the University of Kumamoto (KICO);
  • Globalization organization;
  • Organization of general education;
  • Health Center;
  • Kumamoto University Science Schools;
  • Research Center Eisei-Bunko.

The University also has a library containing thousands of books and rare scientific works. All foreign citizens are offered a comfortable hostel. On campus there is a sports complex, canteens and shops. The university has a kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, as well as a specialized school for disabled children.

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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