Kitasato University

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Kitasato University
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Kitasato University buildings
Location Minato, Tokyo, Japan

Kitasato University (北里大学, Kitasato Daigaku) is a private university in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The head of the university is on the Shirokane campus, neighboring the Kitasato Institute.


The school was named after Kitasato Shibasaburō.[1] He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1901.[2]

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


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.[3]


  1. ^ "The History of Kitasato Gakuen." Kitasato University.
  2. ^ Shibasaburo Kitasako - Nomination
  3. ^ "Kitasato University — Location." Kitasato University.

External links

  • About Kitasato University School of Medicine
  • Kitasato University (Japanese)

Coordinates: 35°38′33.21″N 139°43′32.27″E / 35.6425583°N 139.7256306°E / 35.6425583; 139.7256306

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