Hiroshima University has been selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for the “Top Global University Project” as one of Japan’s top 13 universities, providing a world-class research and education (Type A).
The ‘Top Global University Project’, a 10-year governmental project, aims to bolster the international competitiveness of Japanese universities by providing priority support to universities dedicated to thorough university reform and internationalization. These are the following two categories: Type A, targeted for top universities that provide the highest level of research and education; and Type B, for universities which lead the internationalization of Japanese universities through pioneering efforts. (See below)
Selected Institutions ( in alphabetical order )
Akita International University, University of Aizu
Hosei University, International Christian University, International University of Japan,
Kwansei Gakuin University, Meiji University, Rikkyo University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University,
Ritsumeikan University, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Soka University,
Sophia University, Toyo University
The following is a part of our project. We understand that HU is responsible and expected to fulfill our missions as a world-class comprehensive research university. In the next10 years, HU aims to be ranked among the world's top 100 universities, continually producing global human resources and creating new forms of knowledge.
・Building and expanding world-class research bases
・Providing world-class education
・Establishing the HU global campus
・Recruiting excellent students and researchers from abroad
Examples of Numerical Targets for 2023
|Japanese Students studying abroad||423||→||1,835|
|Classes taught in foreign languages||397||→||3,357|
|International faculty members *||439||→||901|
* Faculty members who are foreign national or have substantial international experiences
HU held the press conference following the announcement from MEXT.
Office of Global Initiatives