Notice regarding center name change

March 31, 2014, 12:09 p.m.

The names of the four overseas centers established by Osaka University are scheduled to change on 1 April 2014 to the new names outlined below. With the aim of strengthening our international activities under these new names, the four centers will further enhance overseas activities such as increased support for outgoing students and the recruitment of excellent overseas students. The centers will disseminate information regarding the University’s world-class research activities as well as promote Osaka University’s charm to the rest of the world. Please continue to visit our website and the overseas centers’ homepage.


【Former Name】                                                                      【New Name】

San Francisco Center for Education and Research   North American Center for Academic Initiatives

Groningen Center for Education and Research                   European Center for Academic Initiatives

Bangkok Center for Education and Research                      ASEAN Center for Academic Initiatives

Shanghai Center for Education and Research                    East Asian Center for Academic Initiatives