Founded in Fukuoka in 1911 as the 4th Imperial University, Kyushu University has established itself as a leader in education and research not just in Japan, but throughout the world. Currently, it has a total student population of 18,799, of which about 10% are international students, and its faculty boasts roughly 2,300 full-time members.
Comprehensive in its academic reach, the university has 11 undergraduate schools, 18 graduate schools and 16 faculties as well as their affiliated research centers. The University celebrated its centennial in 2011.
At Kyushu University, we have taken the 100th Anniversary as an opportunity to establish th“e Kyushu University Fund”. This charity fund is to further the research and education of students and young researchers by giving them the funding they need. With the help of this funding, we will continue to send leaders with a well rounded base of knowledge and a deep understanding in their field of specialization into the world by providing not only research funding but also by updating our facilities.
Mr. Masakazu Shiiki, the founder of Sanyo Shinpan Finance Co., Ltd., which was merged into SMBC Consumer Finance Group, has generously donated the money to fund the construction of the university hall, to commemorate the centenary of Kyushu University’s founding. A reinforced concrete structure with four floors above ground and a total floor space of around 12,612m², it was built in the Center Zone of the Ito Campus in February 2014. The hall, which has a capacity of 3,000 persons, is housed in a circular building consisting of the hall and an administration block, with an indoor area, called galleria, at the front. The hall has some lecture theaters, and it also features exhibition area and a restaurant, so it is a facility that can be widely used by the local community and other members of the public for conferences, lectures, performances, and exhibitions. The SHIIKI HALL is the venue for the commencement in March, the entrance ceremony in April, and the ceremony to commemorate the opening of the university in MaySee more