Kindai University, formerly known as Kinki University, was founded in 1949, and exists today as a private university in Osaka prefecture, Japan.
Initially founded as a business and technical college, it now offers a wide range of subjects across the educational spectrum, but still maintains strengths in its scientific and business schools. The university was responsible for some of the first advancements in Japanese fish farming, and established nuclear reactor facilities in the 1960s.
Research remains a key focus of the university and research and technical facilities are offered as a result of this, alongside the university-managed hospitals. Kindai University also maintains a focus on foreign exchange and co-operation, and has regular links with a number of international companies and universities.
Kindai University is mainly based on a large modern campus situated in the city of Higashiosaka, itself part of the much larger city of Osaka. Osaka’s food industry is ranked as among the best in the world.
Osaka is a key economic hub in Japan, and a well-known centre for Japanese cuisine and retail markets. Students studying at Kindai can make use of the modern sports and entertainment facilities available on the main university campus. The university also has its own American Football and Baseball teams, as well as a large number of student groups being available to serve a wide range of interests.
Kindai University has produced a number of famous alumni, many of them athletes such as Olympic swimmers Miki Nakao and Takashi Yamamoto.