About Kobe University:

Kobe University is a leading Japanese national university located in the city of Kobe, in Hyōgo. It was established in 1949, but the academic origins of Kobe University trace back to the establishment of Kobe Higher Commercial School in 1902, which was renamed as Kobe University of Commerce, and Kobe University of Economics. Kobe University is one of the oldest and largest national universities in Japan, as well as one of the highest ranking national universities in the country. It comprises 14 graduate schools and 11 undergraduate faculties, and holds about 16,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. The institution welcomes overseas students, which accounted for a total of 1,108 students, as of 2011. It also has 3,300 staff members, including professors, associate professors and administrative officials. Located beside the foothills of Mount Rokkō, the university provides a view of the city and port of Kobe, providing a privileged environment for the pursuit of academic studies, especially in social science areas.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 313 293 340 349 341 350 334 356 402 417 429 445 462 471 501-550

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture - - - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500 451-500 - -
Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Life Sciences 257 255 265 - 297 290 - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450 351-400 451-500
Medicine - - - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450 351-400 401-450
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 401-450 -
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 266 - 290 233 279 - 351-400 401-450 401-450 451-500 -
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 451-500 -
Chemical Engineering 295 - - 271 287 - - 351-400 351-400 401-450 -
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 401-450 351-400 351-400
Computer Science - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 401-450 401-450 146
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering 293 - - - - - 401-450 401-450 351-400 351-400 351-400
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - 451-500 - - 451-500 -
Mathematics - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450 451-500
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 225 265 297
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - 451-500 -
Physics - - 256 262 - - 301-350 351-400 301-350 288 301-350
Plant & Animal Science 246 269 - - - 294 286 301-350 279 269 -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - - -
Space Science - - - - - - - - 290 291 -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -