Kyushu University

Fukuoka is the largest city on the southernmost Japanese main island Kyushu and with 1.49 million inhabitants the eighth largest city in Japan. It is located the 33rd line of latitude and thus on the same as Los Angeles or Shanghai. Therefore, the city´s climate is comparable to the climate of Southern Europe, except for the months of June/July, when it usually rains because of the summer monsoon. In accordance to discoveries the north of the island of Kyushu, where Fukuoka is located, is already inhabited since the 4th century. B.C.. Therefore, the city can look back on a long history.7272128344_f14ba2422c_c

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Across Hakata

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Fukuoka offers a lot historical and modern of sights, such as the 234 meter high Fukuoka Tower, which is the highest coastal tower in Japan, or the Ohori Park, one of the most famous parks in Japan, which adjoins a large pond and offers opportunities for jogging and boating. In addition, in Fukuoka one can find many more shrines, temples or ruins, such as the ruins of Fukuoka. It is located right next to the Ohori Park and provides information over the life of the 16th century. The museum Marine World is another highlight as it is home to more than 7,000 underwater creatures and is therefore suitable for a visit to anyone interested. The northern part of the city offers a variety of leisure activities for students. There are many bars, restaurants, nightclubs and shopping centers. An indicator for the city´s high quality of life is Fukuoka´s ranking on the 14th position of the list of the 25th most livable cities in 2010.

Kyushu University

The Kyushu University derives from the imperial era university and ranks among the most prestigious universities in Japan. The Institution was originally founded as a medical school and was transferred into an Imperial University in 1911 consisting of only two faculties: medicine and engineering. In 1924 the Faculty of Law and Humanities were added. Meanwhile, the university has 13 faculties and is known to pursue an early opening and internationalization of its students. Today, about 18,500 students attend the programs of the Kyshuhu University.

More information can be found on the homepage of the Kyushu University, and in particular at the comments about the Campus Life.

Academic year:
– Winter semester from early October until the end of February
– Summer semester from early April until the end of July

Acadenic language: English

IT and IP-related courses:
– Intellectual Property and Private International Law
– Creative Economy, Innovation and Law
– Contemporary Issues in Intellectual Property Laws – A Social Networking Perspective