Welcome to Yokohama City University
YCU's mission is to fulfill its roles and responsibilities of education, research and medical care, and as a part of the urban social infrastructure of a knowledge-based society in the international city of Yokohama. We aspire to become a university that contributes to the development of a sustainable society and a university in which local residents can take pride.
- To nurture global human resources who can soar to the world from Yokohama
- To create and support leading research which contributes back to society
- To provide top-quality healthcare and promote medical knowledge
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History & Traditions
YCU & Yokohama
A lot of our students come from Kanagawa prefecture and hold Yokohama close to their hearts, and because of that we aspire to become a university that contributes to the development of a sustainable society and a university in which local residents can take pride.
22-2 Seto, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0027 JAPAN
Kanazawa-hakkei campus is YCU’s main campus, which houses the university’s trademark clock tower and ginkgo tree-lined main streets. Kanazawa-hakkei campus includes YCU’s Central Administration, all of YCU’s undergraduate schools (besides the School of Medicine), the Graduate School Urban Social and Cultural Studies, the Graduate School of International Management, and the Graduate School of Nanobioscience’s department of Materials System Science.
3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-0004 JAPAN
Fukuura campus houses YCU’s undergraduate and Graduate Schools of Medicine, Yokohama City University Hospital, and the Advanced Medical Research Center. The university hospital is connected to the Yokohama Seaside Line’s Shidai-igakubu station and overlooks Tokyo Bay.
641-12 Maioka-cho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama 244-0813 JAPAN
Surrounded by a vast amount of greens in Yokohama’s Totsuka Ward, YCU’s Maioka campus houses the Graduate School of Nanobioscience’s Department of Life and Environmental System Science and the Kihara Institute for Biological Research (KIBR), which is one of the foremost plant research institutions in the world studying wheat. The Maioka campus also houses the Kihara Memorial Room, and has, in recent times, been visited by the Emperor Emeritus and Empress Emerita of Japan.
1-7-29 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama 230-0045 JAPAN
Located in northeastern Yokohama, by the Tsurumi River, YCU’s Tsurumi campus was established in 2001 as a graduate school partnership between YCU and Japan’s largest comprehensive research institution, RIKEN. Tsurumi campus houses the Graduate School of Medical Life Science.
Minato Mirai Satellite Campus
2-2-1, Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012 JAPAN
In April 1st, 2020, Yokohama City University will open its new satellite campus within Yokohama Landmark Tower in the city’s Minato Mirai business district. The campus will be located within NANA Level (NANA Lv.), an innovation center managed by Mitsubishi Estates. The new campus will focus on providing data science courses through the newly established Graduate School of Data Science.