President’s voice

Welcome to the Kanazawa University web site

As the leading university on the Sea of Japan coast, Kanazawa University has contributed greatly to Japanese higher education and academic research since it was founded in 1949.

One of the University’s charms lies in being able to study in Kanazawa, a city rich in history and traditional culture. Kanazawa has cultivated a respected intellectual profile since the time of the Kaga fiefdom (1598 – 1867). Lively interaction among students, communication with staff, and the local community make it the perfect venue for students’ personal growth and development.

It is widely held that the 21st century will be the age of the “knowledge-based society,” and that new knowledge, information and technology will rapidly become the basis for activities in each and every area of society. At Kanazawa University, strategies and objectives incorporating the university’s strengths and specializations in this area are clearly defined and put into practice.

You too will understand the attraction of Kanazawa University by browsing our web site and getting to know our campus and facilities. You will also find information to help you visit or study here. We will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

Kanazawa University is attended by a large number of motivated students, who receive an education that gives them specialized knowledge and the ability to carry out research, as well as a cosmopolitan outlook and an ethical perspective.

President's Profile

Koetsu Yamazaki,
President, Kanazawa University

1976.3: Finished Graduate School of Engineering, Kanazawa University (M. Eng.)

1976.4: Research Assistant of Faculty of Engineering, Kanazawa University

2010.4: Dean of College of Science and Engineering & Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Kanazawa University

2012.4: Vice President (Research and International Affairs), National University Corporation Kanazawa University

2014.4: President, National University Corporation Kanazawa University