Osaka City University

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Osaka City University (OCU)
大阪市立大学
Osaka City University Main Building 20190818.jpg
Former name
Osaka Commercial Training Institute
Osaka City Commercial College
Osaka University of Commerce
MottoCreativity, Friendliness and Flexibility[1]
TypePublic
Established1880 (1880)
Chartered 1928
PresidentTetsuo Arakawa
Academic staff
719[2]
Administrative staff
1,474[2]
Students8,211
Undergraduates6,590[2]
Postgraduates1,621[2]
534[2]
Other students
1,032 (master's course)[2]
55 (professional training)[2]
Location,
Japan

34°35′33.85″N 135°30′27.14″E / 34.5927361°N 135.5075389°E / 34.5927361; 135.5075389Coordinates: 34°35′33.85″N 135°30′27.14″E / 34.5927361°N 135.5075389°E / 34.5927361; 135.5075389
CampusUrban
Colorsfirst: agate  
second: sapphire  
sub: gray  
Websitewww.osaka-cu.ac.jp/en/
Emblem osakacity.png

Osaka City University (OCU) (大阪市立大学, Ōsaka shiritsu daigaku), abbreviated to Ichidai or Shidai (市大), is a public university in Japan. It is located in Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka. It is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan regarding Applied Linguistics.

The university will merge with Osaka Prefecture University to form Osaka Metropolitan University (OMU) in April 2022.

History[edit]

OCU's predecessor was founded in 1880, as Osaka Commercial Training Institute (大阪商業講習所)[3] with donations by local merchants. It became Osaka Commercial School in 1885, then was municipalized in 1889. Osaka City was defeated in a bid to draw the Second National Commercial College (the winner was Kobe City), so the city authorities decided to establish a municipal commercial college without any aid from the national budget. In 1928, the college became Osaka University of Commerce (大阪商科大学),[3] the first municipal university in Japan.

In 1901, the school was reorganized to become Osaka City Commercial College (市立大阪高等商業学校),[3] later authorized under Specialized School Order in 1904. The college had grand brick buildings around the Taishō period.

The "Chapel", one of the remains of Camp Sakai, built around 1950, removed in 2005

In 1949 OCU had five faculties (Business / Economics / Law and Literature / Science and Engineering / Home Economics).
In 1953, the Faculty of Law and Literature was divided into two faculties.
In 1955, Osaka City Medical University was incorporated and became the Faculty of Medicine.
In 1959, the Faculty of Science and Engineering was divided into two faculties.
In 1975, the Faculty of Home Economics was reorganized into the Faculty of Human Life Science.
In 2003, the Graduate School of Creative Cities was established.
In 2006, the Urban Research Plaza and the Advanced Research Institute for Natural Science and Technology were established.
Due to financial problems in many cities, all of the municipal universities in Japan were requested to incorporate. OCU became a Public University Corporation in 2006.
In 2015 OCU celebrated its 135th anniversary. In June 2020, OCU announced it would be merging with Osaka Prefecture University in a new university named University of Osaka.[4] However, after the name was announced on June 26, 2020, Osaka University President released a statement pointing out that the English version of the new university's name was "remarkably similar" to that of Osaka University, adding, "It will cause confusion among our students, and work as a great obstacle for the future of both universities, which are reaching out to the world."[5][6]

Organization[edit]

Student Support Center

Undergraduate schools[edit]

  • Faculty of Business
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • Faculty of Human Life Science

Graduate schools[edit]

  • Graduate School of Business
  • Graduate School of Economics
  • Graduate School of Law
  • Graduate School of Literature and Human Sciences
  • Graduate School of Science
  • Graduate School of Engineering
  • Graduate School of Medicine
  • Graduate School of Nursing
  • Graduate School of Human Life Science
  • Graduate School of Urban Management
  • Graduate School of Creative Cities
University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine

Institutes[edit]

  • Media Center and Library
  • Center of Education and Research for Disaster Management (CERD)
  • Research Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (ReCAP)
  • URA Center and Osaka City University Incubator
  • Center for Health Science Innovation (CHSI)
  • University Hospital
  • Research Center for Urban Health and Sports
  • Research Center for Human Rights
  • Urban Research Plaza
  • Center for Research and Development of Higher Education
  • Research Center for Finance & Securities
  • English Education Development Center
  • Advanced Research Institute for Natural Science and Technology
  • Botanical Gardens Faculty of Science Osaka City University; located in Katano)
  • Toneyama Institute for Tuberculosis Research (a part of Medical School; located in Toyonaka)

Academic rankings[edit]

University rankings
Toyo Keizai National[7] General 19
NBP Kansai[8] Reputation 9
Shimano National[9] Selectivity A1

Evaluation from Business World[edit]

The university ranking of the ratio of "president and chief executive officer of listed company"
Ranking
all universities in Japan 26th[10] out of all the 744[11] universities which existed as of 2006
Source 2006 Survey[10] by Weekly Diamond 〈ja〉 on the ranking of the universities which produced the high ratio of the graduates who hold the position of "president and chief executive officer of listed company" to all the graduates of each university
The university ranking according to the ratio of the number of the officers & managers produced by each university to the number of graduates
Ranking
all universities in Japan 3rd[12] out of all the 778[13] universities which existed as of 2010
Source 2010 Survey[12] by Weekly Economist 〈ja〉 on the ranking of universities according to the numerousness of the number of the officers & managers produced by each university in consideration of the number of graduates
The university ranking according to the order of the evaluation by Personnel Departments of Leading Companies in Japan
Ranking
Japan 16th[14] (out of 781[15] universities in Japan as of 2020)
Source 2020 Nikkei Survey[16] to all listed (3,714[17]) and leading unlisted (1,100), totally 4,814 companies[16]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Osaka City University Prospectus 2012-2013" (PDF). Osaka City University. p. 2. Retrieved 2012-10-16.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Osaka City University: Number of Staff & Students". May 2017. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  3. ^ a b c History Osaka City University
  4. ^ NHK. "新大学名「大阪公立大学」で調整". Retrieved 06-25-2020.
  5. ^ "Osaka U. president slams name picked for public university opening in city in 2022". THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS. 2020-06-27. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  6. ^ "Regarding the English name of the new university to be established by University Public Corporation Osaka (公立大学法人大阪が設置する新大学の英語名称について)" (in Japanese). Osaka University. 2020-06-26. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  7. ^ "Truly Strong Universities" (in Japanese). Toyo Keizai. 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
  8. ^ "Nikkei BP Brand rankings of Japanese universities" (in Japanese). Nikkei Business Publications. 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
  9. ^ "GBUDU University Rankings" (in Japanese). YELL books. 2009. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
  10. ^ a b Weekly Diamond The ranking of the universities which produced the high ratio of the graduates who hold the position of "president and chief executive officer of listed company" to all the graduates of each university(in Japanese)
  11. ^ The number of universities and students|National Universities Association(in Japanese)
  12. ^ a b Is it a story of the past that graduates from famous universities can easily move up the career ladder? / RECRUIT AGENT(in Japanese)
  13. ^ University reform reference materials / Cabinet Secretariat(in Japanese)
  14. ^ Survey on the image seen from human resources personnel:Ranking of the ability to get jobs|Nikkei HR 2020.06.03 release
  15. ^ The number of universities in Japan is 781 as of April 1, 2020. About 80% are private universities.|Ōbun Sha
  16. ^ a b Image held by human resources personnel of companies of Japan / Yokohama National University ranked 1st in Kantō & Kōshin'etsu region / Valuation from the ex-students already employed / The Nikkei・Nikkei HR Survey 2020-06-04 17:27
  17. ^ Number of listed companies & listed shares of stock|JPX

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