About Osaka University:

Osaka University, or Handai, is a national university located in Osaka, Japan. It is the sixth oldest university in Japan as the Osaka Prefectural Medical College, and one of Japan's National Seven Universities. Osaka University traces its origin back to 1869 when Osaka Prefectural Medical School was founded in downtown Osaka. The school was later transformed into the Osaka Prefectural Medical College with university status in 1919. The college merged with the newly founded College of Science to form Osaka Imperial University in 1931. The university was eventually renamed Osaka University in 1947. Suita, Toyonaka and Minoh are the university's three campuses. The Suita campus extends across Suita city and Ibaraki city in Osaka prefecture. The Suita campus houses faculties of Human Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Engineering. The Toyonaka campus is home to faculties of Letters, Law, Economics, Science, and Engineering Science. The Minoh campus is home to School of Foreign Studies.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 40 38 34 37 51 51 58 74 90 110 120 127 143 175 179

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture - - - - - - - - - 451-500 - - - -
Engineering 26 31 33 48 49 55 69 99 131 141 147 163 186 229
Life Sciences 35 37 33 42 44 49 54 70 81 88 99 101 96 105
Medicine 93 94 119 123 122 130 162 178 190 204 208 221 212 222
Natural Sciences 30 28 34 35 33 37 40 50 64 63 70 78 101 110
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 401-450 451-500 -
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 109 139 134
Chemistry 9 11 15 15 27 31 37 41 48 60 70
Chemical Engineering 126 114 146 127 176 222 256 267 280 351-400 -
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450 -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 214 212 210
Computer Science 133 146 214 180 241 226 267 257 237 276 301-350
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering 73 66 82 95 107 132 143 163 196 186 271
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - 57 67 77
Materials Science 23 26 26 34 45 59 78 80 95 119 119
Mathematics 197 166 220 171 165 242 265 222 224 222 296
Mechanical Engineering 119 142 94 150 136 189 196 237 256 278 270
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 117 174 193
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 72 78 78
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 210 227 247
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 122 149 157 202 228 210 232 256 276 351-400
Physics 34 37 32 42 47 66 66 65 51 59 59
Plant & Animal Science 231 232 299 299 292 - - 351-400 301-350 301-350 -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500 -
Space Science - - - - - - - - 205 216 219
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 98