Department of ArchitectureKobe University
Architecture is eminently universal field of learning, concerning the creation of housing, architectural facilities, - basis of human life. In order to respond to both universal and up-to-date architectural problems, it is necessary not only to study basic fields of architecture (design and planning, structural engineering, environmental engineering) but also to synthesize them for spatial and temporal design problems. Department of architecture, Kobe University aims to produce talent who can correspond synthetically to contemporary architectural challenges by educating with specialty and synthesis.
Spatial Design Division
Synthetic and practical education and research for the creation of space:
Architectural and Urban Design, Housing and Community Design, Structural Engineering and Design Building Management
Architectural Planning Division
Basic education and research of the architectural design:
History and Theory of Architecture, Theory of Historical Environments, Planning Theory of Built Environment, Urban and Architectural Safety Planning
Engineering of Building Structures Division
Education and research for the safety of buildings in the case of earthquakes, improvement of building materials and structural systems:
Structural Performance Engineering, Structural Control in Dynamics, Structural Systems Engineering
Architectural Environmental Engineering Division
Education and research on analysis, control and planning of architectural and urban environment:
Planning of Acoustical and Lighting Environments, Thermal Environmental Planning, Planning of Urban Environment and M & E Services
Dept.of Architecture, Kobe Technical College established. It provided one of the oldest architectural studies in Japan.
Kobe Technical College renamed to Kobe College of Technology.
Kobe College of Technology unified into Kobe University. Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering opened.
Department of Environmental Planning opened.
Reorganization into Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.
Reorganization into Department of Architecture.
The department has an international exchange program for architectural studies. Many foreign students are accepted for undergraduate and graduate program as regular students and as visiting research students. Both Government Scholarship students and privately sponsored students are accepted. To be a regular student, students are required to pass an entrance examination testing their knowledge in specific academic fields. Most of the foreign students studied here, went back to their country when they complete the program, and have been successful due to the experience they obtained during their stay at the University.
We have exchange programs in conjunction with the University of Washington(UW), Seattle, U.S.A., and Tanjin University(TU), Tanjin, China. Both programs started in1980. More than ten graduate students were sent to the UW, and more than ten graduate students from the UW accepted in the department. We also accepted several doctoral students from TU. We continuously and actively seek ways to contribute to international collaboration.