Hiroshima University: Statistics



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#342 of 14,131 In the World
#44 of 5,830 In Asia
#12 of 719 In Japan
#101 of 3,091 For Condensed Matter Physics
Top50% For 189 other topics
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Acceptance rate

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate33%
Admissions RequirementsGraduation from high school or recognized equivalent
Academic CalendarApril to March (April - September; October-March)
Full time employee1,770
Student:staff ratio9:1

We've calculated the 33% acceptance rate for Hiroshima University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Hiroshima University is a world-class research university with 89,797 scientific papers published and 1,520,287 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Quantum and Particle physics, Environmental Science, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Genetics.


Hiroshima University majors

by publication & citation count

58,114 / 1,148,479
56,429 / 1,109,870
48,139 / 788,233
48,062 / 760,195
37,781 / 704,440
Quantum and Particle physics
33,910 / 565,684
Environmental Science
32,799 / 539,917
32,121 / 756,810
Organic Chemistry
32,106 / 634,508
30,638 / 696,861
Materials Science
28,904 / 485,438
Computer Science
27,255 / 394,449
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
20,157 / 264,594
18,389 / 323,080
16,328 / 334,990
15,437 / 228,154
Optical Engineering
14,589 / 255,232
Metallurgical Engineering
12,847 / 224,831
12,603 / 226,604
12,480 / 169,971
12,282 / 192,186
11,878 / 226,602
Geography and Cartography
11,837 / 155,658
10,353 / 119,848
Electrical Engineering
10,133 / 140,769
9,893 / 148,025
Nuclear Physics
9,770 / 172,779
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
9,417 / 84,589
9,306 / 214,934
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
8,493 / 132,345
8,130 / 135,647
8,003 / 136,913
Oncology and Cancer research
7,886 / 186,273
Astrophysics and Astronomy
7,830 / 148,011
7,784 / 76,531
Condensed Matter Physics
7,650 / 152,428
Physical chemistry
7,488 / 148,687
Anatomy and Physiology
7,451 / 121,577
Mechanical Engineering
7,153 / 85,098
Chemical Engineering
7,138 / 158,576

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1138 6686
1992 1155 7391
1993 1184 7395
1994 1307 8005
1995 1371 8939
1996 1542 10008
1997 1577 11492
1998 1586 12649
1999 1713 14664
2000 1862 16369
2001 1830 18099
2002 2320 21164
2003 2252 23370
2004 2321 24798
2005 2344 29532
2006 2413 33326
2007 2345 36550
2008 2136 39556
2009 2272 43406
2010 2335 47236
2011 2491 52393
2012 2586 56803
2013 2608 61020
2014 2683 63755
2015 2726 67058
2016 2778 70000
2017 3084 71075
2018 3088 76150
2019 3246 81389
2020 3627 94425
2021 3800 108578
2022 3835 113606
2023 3735 113146
Academic rankings


Local studetns Tuition and fees, 535,800 per annum (JPY)

Hiroshima University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Hiroshima University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No No No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Hakase Arts and Humanities, Biotechnology, Development Studies, Education, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Management, Social Sciences

Hiroshima University alumni

  1. Fumiyo Kōno

    Fumiyo Kōno
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1968-.. (age 56)
    visual artistwritermangakaillustrator

    Fumiyo Kōno, commonly romanized Fumiyo Kouno, is a Japanese manga artist from Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, known for her 2004 manga Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms and her 2007 manga In This Corner of the World which got an anime film adaptation in 2016 by MAPPA.

  2. Akira Miyawaki

    Akira Miyawaki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1928-2021 (aged 93)
    ecologistuniversity teacherbotanist

    Akira Miyawaki was a Japanese botanist and an expert in plant ecology who specialized in seeds and natural forests. He was active worldwide as a specialist in natural vegetation restoration of degraded land.

  3. Chōbyō Yara

    Chōbyō Yara
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1902-1997 (aged 95)

    Chobyo Yara was a Japanese politician. He served as the Chief Executive of the Government of the Ryukyu Islands (1968–1972) and Governor of Okinawa Prefecture (1972–1976). He graduated from Hiroshima Higher Normal School (now Hiroshima University).

  4. Osamu Fujimura

    Osamu Fujimura
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1949-.. (age 75)

    Osamu Fujimura is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan and a former member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature).

All 14 notable alumni

Hiroshima University faculties and divisions

Centre : Astrophysical Science Astrophysics
Centre : Collaborative Research and Community Cooperation Engineering Management
Centre : Contemporary India Studies South Asian Studies
Centre : Environmental Research and Management Environmental Management, Environmental Studies
Centre : Information Media Information Sciences, Media Studies
Centre : Natural Science Natural Sciences
Centre : Study of International Cooperation in Education Education, Educational Testing and Evaluation, International and Comparative Education
Centre : Synchrotron Radiation Microwaves
Course/Programme : Special Education Special Education
Faculty : Applied Biological Sciences Animal Husbandry, Biological and Life Sciences, Cell Biology, Environmental Studies, Fishery, Food Science, Molecular Biology
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry, Health Sciences, Oral Pathology
Faculty : Economics Administration, Business Administration, Econometrics, Economic History, Economics, Finance, Information Sciences, Management, Social Sciences
Faculty : Education Continuing Education, Education, Educational Sciences, Foreign Languages Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Native Language Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Science Education, Teacher Training, Technology Education
Faculty : Engineering Applied Chemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty : Integrated Arts and Science Arts and Humanities, Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Comparative Literature, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, English, Environmental Studies, French, Geology, German, Information Sciences, Japanese, Korean, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Neurosciences, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Regional Studies, Social Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Sports
Faculty : Law Commercial Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Political Sciences, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Letters Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Chinese, Cultural Studies, English, European Languages, French, Geography, German, Heritage Preservation, History, Japanese, Modern Languages
Faculty : Medicine Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy
Faculty : Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Faculty : Science Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics
Graduate School : Advanced Science of Matter Applied Physics, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology
Graduate School : Biomedical and Health Sciences Biomedicine, Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Oral Pathology, Pharmacy, Physics, Radiology
Graduate School : Biosphere Sciences Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Marine Biology, Molecular Biology, Zoology
Graduate School : Education Art Education, Continuing Education, Curriculum, Education, Educational Research, Educational Sciences, Foreign Languages Education, Higher Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Modern Languages, Psychology, Science Education, Social Studies, Special Education, Technology Education
Graduate School : Engineering Applied Chemistry, Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics and Automation, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Structural Architecture, Transport Engineering
Graduate School : Integrated Arts and Sciences Anthropology, Behavioural Sciences, Comparative Literature, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, French, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Information Sciences, Italian, Korean, Literature, Media Studies, New Testament, Optics, Physics, Regional Studies, Sociology
Graduate School : International Development and Cooperation Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Peace and Disarmament, Regional Planning, Regional Studies
Graduate School : Law Administrative Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Fiscal Law, Law, Public Law
Graduate School : Letters Archaeology, Chinese, Cultural Studies, English, European Languages, French, Geography, German, Heritage Preservation, History, Japanese, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy
Graduate School : Science Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics
Graduate School : Social Sciences Economics, Engineering, Law, Management, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Institute : Advanced Materials Research Materials Engineering
Institute : Foreign Language Research and Education Foreign Languages Education, Modern Languages
Institute : Peace Science Peace and Disarmament
Institute : Sports Sciences Sports
Institute : Sustainable Sciences and Development Development Studies, Environmental Studies
Research Division : Archaeology Archaeology
Research Division : Higher Education Higher Education
Research Division : Hiroshima-University STARC IGFET Model Electronic Engineering
Research Division : Nano Devices and Bio Systems Nanotechnology, Systems Analysis
Research Division : Radiation Biology and Medicine Biology, Environmental Studies, Molecular Biology, Nuclear Engineering, Social and Preventive Medicine

General information

Alternative names 広島大学
Founded 1949
Accreditation Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Motto University of World-wide Repute and Splendor for Years into the Future
Colors green

Location and contacts

Address 1-3-2 Kagamiyama
Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 739-8511
City population 197,000

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