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Osaka University (大阪大学 Ōsaka Daigaku; abbreviated to 阪大 Handai) is a public coeducational research university in Suita, Osaka, Japan. It is the sixth-oldest university, as the Prefectural Osaka Medical College , in Japan.
Osaka University traces its beginnings to Osaka Prefecture Medical School founded in 1869 in downtown Osaka, and then, it transformed into the Prefectural Osaka Medical College with a university status in 1919. The medical college, with a faculty of science, became a part of Osaka Imperial University in 1931, which was established as the sixth Imperial University in Japan. Osaka Technical College was absorbed as the College of Engineering in 1933. The university was renamed as Osaka University in 1947. In 1949, merging Naniwa Higher School and Osaka Higher School , Osaka University started its postwar career with five faculties: science, medicine, engineering, letters and law. The academic origins of the university traces back to Kaitokudo, the Edo-period school for citizens, founded in 1724, and Tekijuku, the school of Rangaku, founded by Ogata Koan in 1838. It is believed that the spirit of the university's humanities faculties stemmed from Kaitokudo, while that of the science faculties, including medicine, came from Tekijuku.
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