Kobe University: Statistics

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#339 of 14,160In the World
#44 of 5,829In Asia
#13 of 718In Japan
#1 of 18In Kobe
#83 of 1,141For Astrobiology
Top50%For 143 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
35%
Enrollment
16,226
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Languages
Japanese

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate35%
Admissions RequirementsGraduation from high school or equivalent or foreign equivalent, and entrance examination
Academic CalendarApril to March (April - September; October-March)
Enrollment16,226
Full time employee1,750
Student:staff ratio9:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
57,036
Citations
1,525,512

Kobe University majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
15,902 / 333,912
Biology
13,670 / 512,929
Physics
11,195 / 323,709
Engineering
10,730 / 162,527
Chemistry
10,671 / 312,368
Materials Science
5,515 / 76,195
Computer Science
3,819 / 101,680
Environmental Science
3,312 / 56,278
Surgery
2,922 / 53,264
Biochemistry
2,880 / 176,622
Oncology and Cancer research
2,266 / 60,571
Molecular Biology
2,223 / 98,085
Pathology
2,110 / 50,109
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,083 / 46,159
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
1,651 / 32,386
Business
1,649 / 32,051
Quantum and Particle physics
1,613 / 149,632
Condensed Matter Physics
1,472 / 17,543
Economics
1,415 / 16,680
Mathematics
1,403 / 19,619
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,397 / 56,393
Genetics
1,354 / 63,092
Geology
1,345 / 26,231
Psychology
1,342 / 26,016
Nuclear Physics
1,257 / 145,352
Cardiology
1,168 / 17,816
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1,165 / 20,637
Optical Engineering
1,140 / 15,898
Immunology
1,116 / 41,325
Botany
1,054 / 28,070
Demography
980 / 32,222
Anatomy and Physiology
960 / 22,039
Atomic and Molecular physics
930 / 14,152
Chemical Engineering
876 / 18,594
Automation and Control engineering
867 / 9,985
Radiation Therapy
719 / 13,300
Urology
714 / 14,784
Anesthesiology
704 / 13,089
Inorganic Chemistry
667 / 17,357
Astrophysics and Astronomy
652 / 25,708

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19907478249
19917799362
199274510201
199377510998
199482011378
199579912116
199686912526
199789213983
1998103215221
1999111217717
2000124320174
2001130422368
2002142325106
2003134628512
2004145230232
2005151333754
2006170538942
2007171841817
2008179447128
2009190651804
2010185655843
2011189662742
2012222376437
2013221881307
2014232481783
2015255591415
2016246693273
2017270594057
2018282790676
20192914101172
20202868123345

Tuition

Local studetns535,800 per annum (JPY)

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities+++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences+++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics+++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine+++
Engineering | IT+++
Maths | Natural Sciences+++
ShushiAstronomy and Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics
HakaseAstronomy and Space Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics

Notable alumni

  1. Shinya Yamanaka

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    Shinya Yamanaka
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2012
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    biologistphysicianprofessorsurgeonphysicist
    Biography

    Shinya Yamanaka is a Japanese stem cell researcher, winner of the Nobel Prize. He serves as the director of Center for iPS Cell (induced Pluripotent Stem Cell) Research and Application and a professor at the Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences at Kyoto University; as a senior investigator at the UCSF-affiliated J. David Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, California; and as a professor of anatomy at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Yamanaka is also a past president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).

  2. Sazō Idemitsu

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    Sazō Idemitsu
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1885-1981 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    art collectorbusinesspersonpolitician
    Biography

    Sazō Idemitsu was a Japanese businessman and founder of the petroleum company Idemitsu Kosan. He was also an art collector, especially fond of Sengai Gibon. He is the father of the Japanese experimental video artist, Mako Idemitsu.

  3. Sanae Takaichi

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    Sanae Takaichi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sanae Takaichi is a Japanese politician who has served in the House of Representatives since 2005. She is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, and served in several Cabinet posts under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

  4. Hidekazu Tanaka

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    Hidekazu Tanaka
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    composermusic arranger
    Biography

    Hidekazu Tanaka is a Japanese composer and arranger best known for his work for anime and video games. He is affiliated with the music production company MONACA.

  5. Rizaburō Toyoda

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    Rizaburō Toyoda
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1884-1952 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Risaburo Toyoda was a Japanese entrepreneur. He was the son-in-law of Toyota Industries Co., Ltd founder Sakichi Toyoda, and brother-in-law of Toyota Motor Corporation founder, Kiichiro Toyoda (豊田 喜一郎, Toyoda Kiichirō, June 11, 1894 – March 27, 1952).

  6. Masato Sagawa

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    Masato Sagawa
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Masato Sagawa is a Japanese scientist and entrepreneur, and the inventor of sintered permanent magnet NdFeB. Sagawa was awarded the Japan Prize in 2012 for inventing and developing the highest performing sintered Nd-Fe-B type permanent magnets and contributing to energy conservation. Dr. Sagawa is the president of NDFEB Corporation at Kyoto, Japan.

  7. Kumi Tanioka

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    Kumi Tanioka
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    composerpianist
    Biography

    Kumi Tanioka is a Japanese video game music composer and pianist. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, she graduated from Kobe University with a degree in musical performance, and began working as a video game composer in 1998. She joined video game developer and publisher Square that same year, and worked on over 15 games for them before leaving to work as an independent composer in 2010. She is most known for composing for the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series, which she composed for Square Enix. Tanioka has a style of "world music", whereby she combines instruments from different parts of the world into one cohesive sound. She also likes to incorporate piano music into her soundtracks, which she typically performs herself, as she has done as a part of The Star Onions, a musical group focusing on arrangements of Final Fantasy XI music made up of Square Enix composers, as well as on her own at various concerts, such as 2011's Final Fantasy XI-themed VanaCon.

  8. Masayuki Naoshima

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    Masayuki Naoshima
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politiciantrade unionist
    Biography

    Masayuki Naoshima is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Ikeda, Osaka and graduate of Kobe University, he was elected for the first time in 1992. Before becoming a politician, he worked for Toyota and its union for a long time.

  9. Ryosuke Nunoi

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    Ryosuke Nunoi
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    Years
    1909-1945 (aged 36)
    Occupations
    tennis player
    Biography

    Ryosuke Nunoi was a tennis player from Japan.

General info

Alternative names神戸大学
Founded1902
AccreditationMinistry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
MottoIntegrity - Freedom - Cooperation
Academic structureFaculty of Letters
Faculty of Intercultural Studies
Faculty of Human Development
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Business Administration
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Maritime Sciences

Location and Contacts

Address1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku
Kobe, Hyogo, 657-8501
Japan
City population1,523,000
Phone+81 (78) 803 5040
Fax+81 (78) 803 5049

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