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University of the Ryukyus

琉球大学 (りゅうきゅうだいがく) 

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Overview

University of the Ryukyus

University/Junior College

University

Co-ed/Women Only

Co-ed

Year of Foundation

1950

History
Vision and Mission
Official Website
English
Chinese
Korean
Features
The University of the Ryukyus is located in Okinawa, the southernmost prefecture of Japan, and consists of seven faculties and eight graduate schools. Okinawa is blessed with rich nature in a subtropical climate, and many tourists from mainland Japan and overseas visit our islands. Okinawa, which used to be the Ryukyu Kingdom, had trade with China, Korea, and Southeast Asian countries, and its culture was greatly influenced by those countries.

Taking advantage of its historical background and geographical characteristics, the University of the Ryukyus emphasizes education and research rooted in regional characteristics, including: 1. Coral reef production and biological resources; 2. Tropical agriculture and biotechnology; 3. Advanced medical techniques for subtropical infectious diseases; 4. Information technology using our tropical environment, energy functionality, and geographic location; 5. Okinawan history, culture, people, language, and cross-cultural studies; and 6. Comprehensive research on the Asian Pacific region.

As a university with local and global features, our university has actively promoted international exchanges with institutions overseas, especially in the Asian and Pacific regions. Thus far, we have concluded academic exchange agreements with 115 institutions in 40 countries/areas, and many international students from all over the world have studied on our campus.
Link
TEL
098-895-8012
Email
Contact Info (for International Students)
Global Education Section
inbound@acs.u-ryukyu.ac.jp

Schools

As of May 1, 2019

Faculty of Tourism Sciences and Industrial Management
Graduate School of Tourism Sciences
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Agriculture
Graduate School of Agriculture
Graduate School of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Education
Graduate School of Education
Faculty of Law and Letters
Graduate School of Health Sciences
Graduate School of Engineering and Science
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Graduate School of Law
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Global and Regional Studies

International Networks

Membership of International University Associations
Partnerships with Overseas Institutions
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Student Exchange
195
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Research
Office for Concluding Partnerships

http://gspd.jim.u-ryukyu.ac.jp/gakusaibu/kokusai/?lang=en

Data Collection

As of May 1, 2019

Overall Income
39,792,652,945 yen
Gift, Grant and Contract Income
2,610,711,000 yen
Competitive External Research Funds
1,071,289,416 yen
Number of Full-time Academic Staff/Faculty Members
834

8079
students

Total Enrollment

7140
students

Undergraduate Enrollment

939
students

Graduate Enrollment

Third-party Quality Assurance

Institutional Accreditation
  • Institutional accreditation - NIAD-QE (2018)
  • National University Corporation Evaluation - 文部科学省:Ministry of Education,Culture,Sports,Science and Technology (2017)
Program Accreditation
  • Faculty of Medicine

    Medicine (Bachelor)

    Program Accreditation - JACME(Japan Accreditation Council for Medical Education) (2017)

  • Graduate School of Education

    高度教職実践専攻 (Professional Degree)

    教職大学院認証評価 - IETE (2018)

  • Graduate School of Law

    Professional Legal Study (Doctoral)

    JLF (2015)

Campus Location

Main Campus

Senbaru Cumpus

1 Senbaru,Nishihara, Okinawa Google Map

Schools:


Location Type and Access
Suburban Link
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store

Other Campus

Campus

Uehara Cumpus

207 Uehara,Nishihara, Okinawa Google Map

Schools:

Location Type and Access
Suburban Link
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities (e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store

Academic Support

Academic Support
  • Assignment of a tutor; Support from educational support staff members, TAs, RAs, etc.
  • Programs and support to strengthen language (Japanese) abilities
  • 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: 19,000
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
Monthly Fees in Yen: 13,100
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
Monthly Fees in Yen: 8,700
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
Monthly Fees in Yen: 8,383
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Long-term exchange student
Monthly Fees in Yen: 27,483
The Dormitory Meals: Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Long-term exchange student
  • Family with several members

Accommodation Support

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

Link

Employment Opportunities on Campus

Employment Opportunities
  • Part-time jobs on campus; TAs and RAs

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
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library (e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
Disability Support Services
  • Consultation service (in Japanese)

Safety

Crisis Management
Available
Link

Libraries

Libraries
University Library(Main Library) Link
University Library(Medical Library) Link

Centers and Institutes

Web Pages of Centers and Institutes
Published Academic Articles and Citations
Campus Publication
Ryukyu University economic review
Link
Journal of Tourism Sciences
Link
Ryudai review of Euro-American studies
Link
The Science Bulletin of the Faculty of Agriculture. University of the Ryukyus
Link
Bulletin of the College of Science, University of the Ryukyus
Link