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Kitasato University

The present Kitasato Institute was created when the former Kitasato Institute (an incorporated association) and the former Kitasato University (an academic organization) were merged in 2008 to create a new educational foundation.Of course,the present Kitasato University, including Kitasato University,is heir to the accomplishments,traditions and ideals of its predecessors.

PhD Programmes



The Kitasato Institute,Japan`s first private medical research facility,was established in 1914.Together with the scientific discovery of life phenomena,the Institute takes as its mission the cultivation of preeminent researchers,educators,and other professionals in the Life Sciences and related fields and continues to play an active role in education,research,and medicine.


As an educational and technical institution at the cutting edge of the Life Sciences, Kitasato University is highly regarded for its educational and research activities. Many of its projects have received grants from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, other government ministries, industry and elsewhere.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
1001 -200
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
1150 -13
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Student services

Kitasato University's Office of International Affairs was established in April 2013 as a management organization to carry out the work of internationalizing the university's education and research. The office handles planning, drafting, surveys, analysis, liaisons, coordination and other work related to the entire university's international activities.