Kumamoto University (KU), a globally active research university with roots in local communities, has adopted a motto that symbolizes the university's unique attributes and expresses its essential quality: "KU Spirit."
Kumamoto University aims to contribute to the community and global society by cultivating intelligent, moral, and skillful people, while working for the creation, inheritance, and development of knowledge, following the spirit of the Fundamental Law of Education and the School Education Law.
In order to cultivate unique, creative people, the university provides a comprehensive education based on a consistent philosophy followed by all of our undergraduate departments and graduate schools.
Our undergraduate departments, with the help of a broad education, inculcate in students the abilities of international communication, adapting to the information age, and thinking and acting independently.
Our graduate schools cultivate highly specialized workers with comprehensive reasoning ability, technical knowledge, and internationally recognized skills, in addition to deep insight into humankind and nature, on the basis of the undergraduate education that our students receive.
As an institution that is open to the public, the university offers a place where people can engage in lifelong learning.