Hiroshima University: Statistics

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#307 of 14,131 In the World
#38 of 5,830 In Asia
#12 of 719 In Japan
#95 of 2,870 For Condensed Matter Physics
Top50% For 183 other topics
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Acceptance rate

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate42%
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 42% 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 76,969 scientific papers published and 1,313,557 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Biochemistry, Quantum and Particle physics, Genetics, Environmental Science, and Organic Chemistry.


Hiroshima University majors

by publication & citation count

49,699 / 978,449
48,389 / 941,029
40,279 / 667,332
40,103 / 641,676
33,027 / 609,244
27,928 / 641,462
Quantum and Particle physics
27,782 / 465,001
27,076 / 603,206
Environmental Science
26,947 / 448,252
Organic Chemistry
26,798 / 521,801
Materials Science
24,067 / 403,054
Computer Science
22,579 / 332,568
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
16,207 / 218,489
15,023 / 265,919
14,190 / 284,613
13,145 / 199,315
Optical Engineering
11,903 / 202,917
10,907 / 167,183
Metallurgical Engineering
10,323 / 178,060
10,271 / 185,070
10,140 / 134,268
9,714 / 185,038
Geography and Cartography
9,434 / 125,906
8,433 / 101,094
8,316 / 184,728
Nuclear Physics
8,267 / 152,938
Electrical Engineering
8,049 / 113,046
8,023 / 117,190
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
7,719 / 70,836
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
7,542 / 117,424
Oncology and Cancer research
7,075 / 162,559
7,072 / 118,477
6,898 / 122,285
Anatomy and Physiology
6,573 / 110,333
Astrophysics and Astronomy
6,517 / 125,293
Condensed Matter Physics
6,444 / 131,679
6,188 / 62,941
5,972 / 107,952
Chemical Engineering
5,837 / 124,007
Mechanical Engineering
5,698 / 71,012

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 966 5144
1991 1025 5815
1992 1057 6472
1993 1077 6531
1994 1180 6968
1995 1252 7649
1996 1421 8710
1997 1481 10162
1998 1500 11345
1999 1596 13172
2000 1715 14629
2001 1648 16329
2002 1799 18521
2003 1846 20137
2004 2010 21876
2005 2036 26090
2006 1983 29761
2007 2032 32274
2008 1862 35453
2009 1982 38716
2010 2044 41826
2011 2156 47375
2012 2281 51996
2013 2313 55976
2014 2261 58051
2015 2379 61756
2016 2466 64355
2017 2768 67995
2018 2640 66897
2019 2862 74495
2020 3284 86287
2021 3900 108987
2022 3464 106480
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 55)
    illustratormangakawritervisual artist

    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)
    botanistuniversity teacherecologist

    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 74)

    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 12 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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