Since its founding in 1931, Osaka University has inherited the civic spirit of Kaitokudo and Tekijuku, places of learning in Osaka, while valuing its relationship with the free and unfettered civic society of Osaka and nurturing the spirit of a “university in society, for society.”
Now, Osaka University is expected to become a place to promote co-creation with diverse stakeholders in society in order to create a new society by coalescing the intelligence and wisdom cultivated at OU. This is essential for achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for addressing global issues, such as green recovery and carbon neutral, as well as for building a sustainable and resilient society to protect human lives from disasters and infectious diseases.
Also, as its motto “Live Locally, Grow Globally” states, OU is expected to solve local and global issues and create a new society through co-creation with society. This new society will be one in which people can stay active longer (thanks to extended healthy life expectancy) and enjoy happy and fulfilling lives while respecting each other's individuality, that is, a society in which people can find meaning and purpose in life.
Osaka University promotes diversity and inclusion. Inherently, OU has a generous and open spirit and is blessed with high-quality research and educational capability, the strength generated from harmony between faculty and staff members, as well as power built on a solid foundation formed by the tradition and advantageous position of Osaka.