Osaka Prefecture University
higher education institution in Japan.
Osaka Prefecture University - Description
It has been four years since Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka Women's University and Osaka Prefecture College of Nursing integrated into one university, incorporated and reemerged as the Osaka Prefecture University, a Public University Corporation. The new university comprises seven schools, each with its own graduate school: Engineering, Life and Environmental Sciences, Science, Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Nursing, and Comprehensive Rehabilitation. We are among a select group of public universities to offer this many undergraduate and graduate schools. Our fully-fledged university has established the highest standard in both research and education. With approximately 6,500 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students, our school boasts an enrollment of over 8,000 students, all actively participating in academics, research and extracurricular activities. Our 750 faculty members provide a noteworthy educational and research environment with a 10.7 to 1 student/ faculty ratio, which is relatively higher than the other public universities. At the time of incorporation, we drew up our first medium-term goals and planning document, which covered the time period from the Fiscal Years 2005 to 2010 and laid out 211 action items. It also established numerous quantitative objectives. The most notable goals and results follow: We had announced increasing outside research funding by 30%...