Ensuring a Bright Future for Osaka School of International Public Policy
Ever since its foundation in 1931 as an imperial university, Osaka University has always valued the aspiration of its founding President Hantaro Nagaoka, “Always be creative. Find your own path.”. Maintaining the roots inherited from Kaitokudo and Tekijuku of the Edo period, we have been enhancing academic excellence based on the integration of a progressive spirit and intellect, and developing researches that are pioneering and creative. With those as the background, in our more than 80 years of history we have turned out numerous highly capable individuals who are actively taking central roles as a leader in international scenes of various fields, not to mention achieving distinguished academic/research results.
The founding of Osaka Imperial University was driven by the unanimous support and enthusiasm from the business, government and political sectors of Osaka, as well as the strong desire and cooperation from the people of Osaka City and Prefecture. In other words, being that nearly all the land, buildings and funds required for the university foundation were either donated from the locals or offered by private sectors, one could say it was a university that was “founded by the community of Osaka for the sake of contributing to the development of Japan from Osaka.”
As expressed by the motto of Osaka University, “Live locally, Grow Globally,” a quote of the 11th University President Yuichi Yamamura, we consider it our primary mission to turn out competent individuals who will look at the world and be active globally by educating students who can contribute to research, science and society across the world. We aspire to grow strongly towards this goal. At the same time, we will continue to be a university that has roots in its local Osaka, with eyes turned to Osaka at all times.
Furthermore, we will endeavor to enhance our education/research in order for Osaka University to respond to the challenges of the new era and meet the needs of the society by inheriting the intellectual assets and human capital gained through our more than 80 years of history while gazing into the future in 50 years, 100 years and beyond.
When considering the future of Osaka University, it is essential to strengthen its long term stable financial foundation and enhance its funds. Starting with our alumni, as well as faculties, private individuals, corporations and organizations, we thank you in advance for your warm support and cooperation to our Osaka University Foundation for the Future.