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Guide to Wakayama University

Wakayama University is the only national university in Wakayama Prefecture and it consists of four Faculties: the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Systems Engineering, and the Faculty of Tourism. Standing by our slogan, "Wakayama University wants to support you throughout your life," Wakayama University offers education and assistance with the view to developing human resources who, as members of society exploring the future on their own, have a rich sense of humanity and the qualities to promote internationalization and are capable of adequately meeting the needs of society. We also place strong emphasis on our connection to the community and space research and education, working on a variety of initiatives and facilities development.

A view of the Faculty of Systems Engineering A Building from the Symbol Zone.


Wakayama City, the home of Wakayama University, is a city with a population of approximately 400,000 people that sits in a location about one hour away from Osaka City and about 30 minutes away from the Kansai International Airport. Situated in the northern part of Wakayama Prefecture, it is close to Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara and, with the "Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range," a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the southern part of the prefecture, it is embraced by rich natural and cultural surroundings as well. Wakayama is also blessed with a mild, comfortable climate with minor variations in temperature, and offers students a tranquil environment that is perfect for studying. In addition, it is a city of tradition blessed with a number of places of scenic and historical interest, including Wakanoura, which featured in the "Manyoshu" poetry anthology, and Wakayama Castle.




  • Planning Division
  • General Affairs Division
  • Finance Division
  • Facilities Division
  • Academic Planning Division
  • Academic Affairs Division
  • Admissions Division
  • Student Support Services Division
  • Academic Information Division
  • Research Cooperation Division
  • Regional Affairs Division

University Library

Center for Information Science

Center for Community Cooperation and Lifelong Learning

Center for Joint Research and Development

Health Administration Center

Institute of Kishu Economic and Cultural History

Student Center for Independent Research in the Sciences

Center for International Education and Research

Faculty of Education

  • Center for Education Research and Training
  • Laboratory Farm
  • Attached Primary School
  • Attached Junior High School
  • Attached School for Special needs Education

Faculty of Economics

  • Institute of Economics Research
  • Institute of Economics and Econometrics

Faculty of Systems Engineering

Faculty of Tourism

  • Center for Tourism Education and Research

Graduate Schools

  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Economics
  • Graduate School of Systems Engineering
  • Graduate School of Tourism