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Kanazawa University

金沢大学 (Kanazawa Daigaku) 

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Overview

Kanazawa University

University/Junior College

University

Co-ed/Women Only

Co-ed

Year of Foundation

1949

History
Vision and Mission
Official Website
English
Link
Features
Kanazawa University originated in 1862 as a smallpox vaccination center, and became a university in 1949. It aims to be “a research university dedicated to education, while opening up its doors to both local and global society,” and strives to contribute to 1) opening up a new 21st century era, and 2) promoting world peace and the continuous development of mankind.
The university offers highly versatile undergraduate program through 17 Schools. Also, there are 7 graduate schools and 1 united graduate school. The university also takes pride in the most advanced research as one of the leaders in the globalization of Japanese universities. In 2014, MEXT selected Kanazawa University for the ‘Top Global University Project.’ In 2016, we opted to be among the “Excellent Global Universities” category financed by the Japanese government. In 2017, we were selected for the “World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI)” by MEXT.
As of August 2019, Kanazawa University has over 190 institutional-level and 70 departmental-level partners. It actively exchanges students and researchers with partner universities, including double-degree and twinning programs and graduate programs especially modeled for government-sponsored students from Indonesia and Vietnam. The university strongly promotes student exchanges with partners in Russia, China, Thailand, etc. Research collaborations include the environmental measurement in the Angkor ruins, cultural resource studies of the Mayan civilization, research on chronic health conditions caused by dioxin exposure in Vietnam, and more.
human resources to lead the global society and establish the Kanazawa University brand by thorough internationalization,” Kanazawa University advances the university reforms needed for globalization in order to further strengthen its functions as a knowledge center for East Asia. The vision for Kanazawa University in the future after these reforms can be expressed in the following three points: 1) Be a university that provides high-quality education on international standards based on the unique global standard for human resources training (Kanazawa University Global Standards (KUGS)). 2) Be a university that leads the globalization of Japan by nurturing “Kanazawa University Brand” human resources who take active roles in the world. 3) Be a university that is the core of the world’s network of higher education and research in East Asia.
Link
TEL
076-264-5111
Email
Contact Info (for International Students)
International Student Section, International Student Exchange Division, International Relations Department
ryukou@adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp

Schools

As of May 1, 2019

College of Human and Social Sciences, School of Humanities
College of Human and Social Sciences, School of Law
College of Human and Social Sciences, School of Economics
College of Human and Social Sciences, School of Teacher Education
College of Human and Social Sciences, School of Regional Development Studies
College of Human and Social Sciences, School of International Studies
College of Science and Engineering, School of Mathematics and Physics
College of Science and Engineering, School of Chemistry
College of Science and Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering
College of Medical,Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, School of Medicine
College of Medical,Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy
College of Medical,Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Medical,Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences
Graduate School of Human and Socio-Environmental Studies
Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Graduate School of Advanced Preventive Medical Sciences
Law School
Graduate School of Professional Development in Teacher Education
College of Science and Engineering, School of Frontier Engineering
College of Science and Engineering, School of Electrical, Information and Communication Engineering
College of Science and Engineering, School of Geosciences and Civil Engineering
College of Science and Engineering, School of Biological Science and Technology
Institute of Liberal Arts and Science,School of General Education
Institute of Liberal Arts and Science,School of General Education
Graduate School of Frontier Science Initiative

International Networks

Membership of International University Associations
Partnerships with Overseas Institutions
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Student Exchange
428
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Research
248
Office for Concluding Partnerships

Global Planning Section, International Planning Division, International Relations Department g-planning@adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp

Data Collection

As of May 1, 2019

Overall Income
54,676,554,896 yen
Gift, Grant and Contract Income
4,690,220,923 yen
Competitive External Research Funds
3,148,538,928 yen
Number of Full-time Academic Staff/Faculty Members
1035

10107
students

Total Enrollment

7802
students

Undergraduate Enrollment

2305
students

Graduate Enrollment

Third-party Quality Assurance

Institutional Accreditation
  • Institutional Certified Evaluation and Accreditation of universities - NIAD-QE (2015)
Program Accreditation
  • College of Medical,Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy

    6年制薬学教育プログラム (Bachelor)

    薬学教育評価 (2016)

  • Law School

    Law School (Professional Degree)

    Certified Evaluation and Accreditation of Law School - NIAD-QE (2018)

Campus Location

Main Campus

Kakuma

920-1192, Ishikawa Google Map

Schools:

College of Human and Social Sciences, School of Humanities , College of Human and Social Sciences, School of Law , College of Human and Social Sciences, School of Economics , College of Human and Social Sciences, School of Teacher Education , College of Human and Social Sciences, School of Regional Development Studies , College of Human and Social Sciences, School of International Studies , College of Science and Engineering, School of Mathematics and Physics , College of Science and Engineering, School of Chemistry , College of Science and Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering , College of Medical,Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy , College of Medical,Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences , Graduate School of Human and Socio-Environmental Studies , Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology , Law School , Graduate School of Professional Development in Teacher Education , College of Science and Engineering, School of Frontier Engineering , College of Science and Engineering, School of Electrical, Information and Communication Engineering , College of Science and Engineering, School of Geosciences and Civil Engineering , College of Science and Engineering, School of Biological Science and Technology , Institute of Liberal Arts and Science,School of General Education , Institute of Liberal Arts and Science,School of General Education , Graduate School of Frontier Science Initiative

Kanazawa University has two campuses, Kakuma and Takaramachi-Tsuruma. Kakuma Campus is located in a huge natural setting, and its many orange-tan buildings harmonize with their green surroundings. It offers programs of study in seven faculties: Letters, Education, Law, Economy, Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Engineering, and five schools: Education, Human and Socio-Environment Studies, Natural Science & Technology, Law. It is also the location of the administrative offices of the University.
Takaramachi-Tsuruma Campus is the location of the Faculty of Medicine, and Kanazawa University Hospital with its advanced facilities for diagnosis and treatment, as well as an affiliated cancer Institute. The School of Health Science is located in an area next to the Campus. The Campus is near the downtown core, in the "academic" "Honda-no-mori" culture zone — an area that includes Kenrokuen Garden, Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art and Ishikawa-ken History Museum.
Location Type and Access
Suburban Link
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Halal food provided in the cafeteria and elsewhere (certified Halal)
  • Free Wi-Fi for students
  • Places for worship (Qibla not indicated / washing place available)

Other Campus

Campus

Takaramachi-Tsuruma

920-8640, Ishikawa Google Map

Schools:

College of Medical,Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, School of Medicine , College of Medical,Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences , Graduate School of Medical Sciences , Graduate School of Advanced Preventive Medical Sciences
Location Type and Access
Suburban Link
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Rest areas
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students
  • Places for worship (Qibla not indicated / no washing place available)

Academic Support

Academic Support
  • Assignment of a tutor; Support from educational support staff members, TAs, RAs, etc.
  • Support for students with Insufficient Fundamental Academic Ability
  • Programs and support to strengthen language (Japanese) abilities
  • Support by fellow students (peer support/buddy system)
  • Support in English or an international student’s native language
  • Other support for international students
Cultural Experience Opportunities

Dormitories/School-supported Housing

Halls of Residence/Dormitories provided
Provided
Monthly Fees in Yen: 21,440
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
Monthly Fees in Yen: 22,300
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Long-term exchange student
  • Family with several members
Monthly Fees in Yen: 30,158
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
Monthly Fees in Yen: 36,200
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Long-term exchange student
Monthly Fees in Yen:
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility

Accommodation Support

Other Housing and Accommodation
University Guarantor Available
Link
Accommodation Support for International Academic Staff
Academic Staff Housing Provided

Employment Opportunities on Campus

Employment Opportunities
  • Part-time jobs on campus; TAs and RAs
  • Peer support (with payment)
  • Introductions from the university or university coop for part-time jobs
  • Part-time jobs on campus; Others

Health Care

Physical and Mental Health Support (for International Students)
  • Physical Assistance / Mental Counseling in Japanese
  • Physical Assistance / Mental Counseling in Foreign Languages
  • Health Check
  • Limited Medical Assistance
Link
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Halal food provided in the cafeteria and elsewhere (certified Halal)
  • Free Wi-Fi for students
  • Places for worship (Qibla not indicated / washing place available)
  • Places for worship (Qibla not indicated / no washing place available)
Disability Support Services
  • Student mutual support (e.g., note taking)
  • Consultation service (in Japanese)

Safety

Crisis Management
Available
Link

Libraries

Libraries
Central Library Link
Natural Science & Technology Library Link
Medical Library Link

Centers and Institutes

Web Pages of Centers and Institutes
Published Academic Articles and Citations
Campus Publication