About the cover
The Faculty of Agriculture at Kyushu University is the world's leading research center for silkworm breeding, where research on silkworm breeding has continued for more than 100 years.
Issue 2

President's Message

Tatsuro Ishibashi President, Kyushu University
Tatsuro Ishibashi President, Kyushu University
For more than a century since its founding in 1911, Kyushu University has maintained a long history and tradition of education and research as one of Japan's core comprehensive universities. We are recognized for our extensive contributions to society in fostering professional excellence and producing highly specialized research findings.

This year, we have witnessed significant changes in our lives and enormous damage to society and the economy due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In these times of drastic social change, humanity must look for ways of living with and beyond COVID-19. And I believe that Kyushu University will play a vital role in bringing together expertise to find answers to the difficult problems we now face and apply them as viable solutions to realize a new, more sustainable society.

Kyushu University celebrates its 110th anniversary next year. Over the next 100 years, it is our mission to pass down the wisdom cultivated by the university's long history and tradition to the next generation. By continuing autonomous reforms, I am committed to working together with our students, faculty, and staff to fulfill our role as a research and educational hub that drives innovation through knowledge creation.

Fast Facts


Ranked 1st
Foreign people also like Fukuoka!
for Growth rate of foreign residents
Reference data: Fukuoka Facts
Fukuoka Kyushu island