Osaka University strives to be a globally open university with the motto "Live Locally, Grow Globally" under the OU Vision 2021. As part of this initiative, we set up four overseas centers to realize student exchange, promote international collaborative research, build a communication network, survey local education/research trends so that staff at Osaka University can obtain necessary information about conducting international activities. In addition, graduate schools and research institutes at Osaka University set up overseas centers and collaboration offices within overseas universities and research institutions that maintain intimate relationships with Osaka University. These are utilized to communicate with researchers and students through joint research projects in each specialized field.
In the future, by comprehensively utilizing and connecting across these overseas centers, the following activities can be promoted.

  1. Outstanding joint research in collaboration with overseas universities and research institutions
  2. Active support for exchange and acceptance of foreign researchers and international students as well as internship students.