Kitasato University

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Kitasato University
Sagamihara Campus
Type Private university
President Tomoo Itoh, Ph.D.
Academic staff
1,725 (May 2019) [1]
Administrative staff
4,179 (May 2019) [1]
Students8,340 (May 2019) [1]
Undergraduates 7,716
Postgraduates 624
Location, ,
Campus Urban

Kitasato University (北里大学, Kitasato Daigaku) is a private medical university headquartered in Shirokane, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The head of the university is on the Shirokane campus, neighboring the original Kitasato Institute, the first private medical research facility in Japan which was the starting point for the university in its present form.



The school was named after Kitasato Shibasaburō. [2] He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1901. [3]

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Satoshi Ōmura, a professor at Kitasato University. [4]


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Graduate schools

Vocational schools

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Its major educational facilities are on the Sagamihara campus, 60 km west of central Tokyo. The departments include the School of Medicine, School of Allied Health Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, School of Marine Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Science. [5]

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  3. Shibasaburo Kitasako - Nomination
  4. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015".
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