Osaka University, at Osaka, Japan; founded 1931 as Osaka Imperial Univ., renamed 1947. It has 11 faculties, 15 graduate schools, 5 research institutes (for microbial diseases, industrial research, protein research, social and economic research, and joining and welding research), and 2 hospitals. The sixth imperial university in Japan, It began with faculties of medicine and science, gradually expanded, and by 1949, as a result of the Japanese government's education system reform, the university had added faculties of letters and law.
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