Yokohama City University (YCU)


For campus locations, see the addresses and access info at the bottom of this page.

On April 1, YCU made news because its new President Bruce Stronach became the first foreigner to hold the post of president at one of the nation’s public universities.  After the new president’s takeover of the position, the City of Yokohama, issued several “interim goals” for the corporation’s management that must be met over the six-year period from FY2005 to FY2010. The interim goals of becoming a “university of practical international learning” and a “significant university for the city” have been established as the fundamental goals of the university.

The university offers a Summer Science Program’s Website currently in its 2nd year(2009). Not only lectures were taught in English but also students delivered their presentations in English. This 7-day program included an ecological survey of Yokohama harbor area sailing on “Ohtori”; lectures by researchers from international organizations such as JAMSTEC, JICA and WWF; a visit to state-of-the-art laboratories; and activities to experience Japanese culture., (the program offers credit acquisition).

YCU’s Mission Yokohama City University is committed to producing graduates proud of their cosmopolitanism, creativity and sense of ethics. In order to serve this purpose, YCU is dedicated to the pursuit of learning, to creating outstanding intellectual resources, and to contributing not only to local society but to world peace and the well-being of humanity.

As a university devoted to its students, YCU places emphasis on education to draw out ideal educational outcomes.

œ YCU produces graduates capable of playing an active role in international society, and has constructed campuses where international contacts can be made.

œ YCU actively contributes to the local area through training of human resources, collaboration with industry, and provision of medical treatment for local citizens etc.

The International College of Arts and Sciences off ers an education for graduates with an international perspective and a practical education for leadership in the 21st century.

œ The School of Medicine off ers an education for leading medical doctors, general and public health nurses, possessing advanced specialized knowledge, technique, sense of ethics, and awareness of safety.

œ The Graduate Schools off ers an education founded on advanced cross-disciplinary studies and cutting-edge research in order to extend students’ practical, original research abilities.

œ YCU hospitals meet the needs of the times by off ering advanced, safe medical treatment services, satisfying patients and local residents and improving and enhancing standards of medical treatment in the local area.

Kanazawa-Hakkei Campus

22-2 Seto, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0027
¡ International College of Arts and Sciences@
¡ International Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Phone 045-787-2311
œ 5 minutes walk from Kanazawa-Hakkei station (on the Keihin rail line)
œ 6 minutes walk from Kanazawa-Hakkei station (on the Seaside rail line)
Time required to Kanazawa-Hakkei station (Keihin railway line) from various major stations.
› Around 20 minutes from Yokohama station via the Keihin rail line, special express
› Around 42 minutes from Shinagawa station via the Keihin rail line, special express
› When catching the Keihin fast special express, you need to change trains at Kanazawa-bunko station.

Fukuura Campus

3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0004 Japan
¡ School of Medicine
¡ Graduate School of Medicine Phone 045-787-2511
¡ Yokohama City University Hospital Phone 045-787-2800
œ 3 minutes walk from Shidai Igakubu station (on the Kanazawa Seaside rail line). @ This station can be reached by train from Shin-Sugita station (on the JR rail line) or @ Kanazawa-Hakkei station (on the Keihin rail line).

Tsurumi Campus

1-7-29 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama 230-0045 Japan
¡ International Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Phone 045-508-7201`7202œ From the east exit of Tsurumi station (on the JR Keihin-Tohoku rail line), @ or from bus stop number 7 at Keikyu-Tsurumi station (on the Keikyu rail line), @ take the Fureyu-bound Kawasaki-Tsurumi Rinko bus No. 8. After riding for about 8 minutes, get off at the Riken Shidai Daigakuin-mae bus stop.
œ 15 minutes walk from Tsurumi-Ono station (on the JR Tsurumi line).

Maioka Campus (Kihara Institute for Biological Research)

641-12 Maioka-cho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama 244-0813 Japan Phone 045-820-1900
œ 10 minutes walk from Maioka station (on the Yokohama municipal subway line)

YCU Medical Center

4-57 Urafune, Minami-ku, Yokohama 232-0024 Japan Phone 045-261-5656
œ 10 minutes walk from Koganecho station (on the Keihin rail line)
œ 4 minutes walk from Bandobashi station (on the Yokohama municipal subway line)
œ 1 minute walk from the Urafunecho stop (on the Yokohama municipal bus line)

Extension Center

13th Floor, Landmark Tower, 2-2-1 Minato-mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-8113 JapanPhone 045-224-5650 œ 7 minutes walk from Minato-mirai station (on the Minato-mirai line) œ 7 minutes walk from Sakuragicho station (on the JR rail line and Yokohama municipal subway line)


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