Kagoshima University has a long history and rich tradition in education. The university’s origins can be traced back to the Hangaku Zoshikan School, which was established in 1773 and was run by the feudal domain. After the merger of several higher education institutions, including the Seventh Higher School established during the Meiji period (1868-1912), Kagoshima University inherited this educational tradition and was newly established in 1949 as a national university. Since then, Kagoshima University has been committed to comprehensively empower its students to positively contribute towards the future of our community and global society.
Kagoshima has a storied history of leaders who promoted the transformation and modernization of this country. In the spirit of these forefathers, this university is embodied by the core values of societal development, academic diversity, and the essence of selfsufficiency & enterprise. Through our educational programs, we aim to instill these same values within our students, and guide them in their growth as productive members of our local and global community. In addition to the advanced skills and knowledge necessary for success in contemporary society, students will gain compassion and understanding for those around them in their daily life.