Osaka University of Tourism

201+
Japan University Rankings 2020
5-3-1 Okubominami, Sennangun kumatori, Osaka, 590-0493, Japan

About Osaka University of Tourism

One of two universities in Kumatori, Osaka Prefecture, Osaka University of Tourism echoes many Japanese institutions in having its origins in religious-based education for girls. While its shift to co-education also follows a familiar pattern, secularisation does not.

It was started in 1921 as a girls high school for the Nichiren branch of Buddhism, but broke away in 1932. A junior college was created in 1988, becoming the co-educational Osaka Denkyo College, running a four-year tourism course, in 1999 and taking its current name in 2006.

It aims to "cultivate talented people who have a rich mind and a deep culture, and are intelligent shining talents" and who can be Kokorojobu - able to solve problems of importance to the earth.

It is the only university specialising in tourism in Japan, a country which received 30 million visitors in 2018. The university plays strongly on its location in the Senshu region around Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto which is increasingly seen as a rival to Tokyo as a destination. Surveys show that around 40 per cent of graduates go directly into jobs in tourism.

There were 772 students in 2018, with a significant overseas contingent, mostly from China and Vietnam. Courses organised by the Department of Tourism and Cross-Cultural studies offer 34 different options, described as studios, across the range of disciplines.

Overseas students are encouraged to take a full part in the life of the university: “Please don’t only learn languages, but consciously take part in to activities where you mingle with other people”.

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Key statistics

  • 58.2
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • ¥943
    Finance per Student (¥000s)
    (1)
  • 772
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
  • 19.3
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 Japan University Rankings

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