The University of Hyogo (UH) is a public university headquartered in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, Japan. It was established in April 2004 when three universities were amalgamated.
UH's predecessor institutions were the Kobe University of Commerce, founded in 1929; the Himeji Institute of Technology, founded in 1944; and the College of Nursing Art and Science, Hyogo, founded in 1993.
Today, the university is spread across nine campuses located across the prefecture. Sites include the Kobe Campus for Commerce; the Himeji Camus for Engineering; the Harima Campus for Science; the Akashi Campus for Nursing, Art and Science; and the Awaji Campus for Landscape Design and Management.
The University of Hyogo consists of six undergraduate schools, 14 graduate schools, and four affiliated laboratories. The newest faculty is the Graduate School of Disaster Resilience and Governance, which was established in April 2017 and aims to draw on the experience and knowledge that emerged in Hyogo as the region recovered from the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake of 1995.
UH is home to a Japan's largest astronomical telescope, and also has a medium-sized synchrotron radiation facility. It is located close to a number of state-of-the-art research facilities, including the large synchrotron radiation facility "SPring-8" and the K computer, a supercomputer used for a variety of applications, including disaster prevention, climate research and medical research.
The colours of the University of Hyogo emblem are blue and gold, which the university says represent "profound wisdom and a bright future".The three pillars used as the motif denote “education, research, and social contribution”. These three strands are described as the "principles" of the university.