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Bringing our expertise to the world to inspire social change

Yuichi Kano has digitally archived beautiful and detailed 3D models of over 1,400 animals and plants, all openly available to the public for free, use bio-photogrammetry.



Bringing our expertise to the world to inspire social change


Conversations, talks, and activities bridging the university and the public

Natalie Konomi speaks at the first Kyushu U Connect event Video highlights from “What You Can Do for the Environment”

Researchers and students connected with the general public on environmental issues at the first event organized by the Kyushu U Connect team.

Lastest Q-AOS Brown Bag Seminar flyer Q-AOS Brown Bag Seminar Series

Learn about research related to SDGs in Asian and Oceanian and expand your research network


Articles showcasing our expertise, innovative education, and unique features

Toshiyuki Kono In the wake of fire, authenticity in the spotlight: Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral and Shuri-jô Castle

The fire in the heart of Europe provided a breakthrough in the discussion of authenticity of cultural heritage after traumatic events.

A single platinum nanoparticle observed by electron holography Scientists count electric charges in a single catalyst nanoparticle down to the electron

Tenfold improvement in the sensitivity of electron holography reveals the net charge in a single platinum nanoparticle with a precision of just one electron, providing fundamental information for developing future catalysts.

Junji Hyodo prepares a simple fuel cell for measurement A little strain goes a long way in reducing fuel cell performance

Small changes in crystal structure at the interface between materials in ceramic fuel cells linked to drastic changes in conductivity that must be overcome to improve performance.

From left, Toshiyuki Kono, Daniel Rakove, Dan Zwigenberg, and Natalie Konomi chat while sitting in chairs around a table Reimagining inbound programs with Japan in Today's World alumni

“Come here, immerse yourself, travel, and make friends. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” says Ran Zwigenberg of Kyushu U’s inbound exchange programs, which he joined in 2004 and 2005.

Colorful computer images of molecules on a backdrop of an oscilloscope Small molecules, giant (surface) potential

Researchers create organic molecules that spontaneously align on a surface to generate controlled electric fields that could improve OLED performance and lead to new devices.

Drummers Indigenous dancers in blue jeans

Discovery of oil, Indigenous dance, and two different paths to tradition taken in Alaska.


Annual magazine providing an overview of what is happening at Kyushu U


Kyushu U Ito Campus

Kyushu University has been one of Japan’s leading research-oriented institutes of higher education since its founding in 1911. Home to around 19,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff, Kyushu U's world-class research centers cover a wide range of study areas and research fields, from the humanities and arts to engineering and medical sciences.

Its multiple campuses—including the largest in Japan—are located around Fukuoka City, a coastal metropolis on the southwestern Japanese island of Kyushu that is frequently ranked among the world’s most livable cities and historically known as a gateway to Asia.

Kyushu U Connect is your portal for content and events aiming to better connect Kyushu U with society.

Curated by the Kyushu U international public relations team, this page features links—picked mainly from the Kyushu U website—to information highlighting research, education, and outreach happening at Kyushu U with a focus on how it will impact society and, hopefully, you.

If you have activities to tell us about, suggestions about what you want to see more of, or any other tips for this page, please contact us at sysintlkh (at)

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