Okayama University (岡山大学, Okayama Daigaku) is a national university in Japan. The main campus is located in Tsushima-Naka, Okayama, Okayama Prefecture. The school was founded in 1870 and it was established as a university in 1949. The origin of the university is the Medical Training Place (医学館, Igakkan) founded in 1870 by Okayama-Han. It underwent the abolition of the han system and was developed into Okayama Prefectural Medical School (岡山県医学校) in 1880. In 1888 it was merged into a national school, the Third Higher Middle School (第三高等中学校, Daisan kōtō chūgakkō) to constitute the Medical Faculty. The Medical Faculty became an independent school in 1901 and was renamed Okayama Medical Speciality School (岡山医学専門学校, Okayama igaku semmon gakkō), a four-year medical school for men ages 17-21 or above. In 1922 the school was chartered as Okayama Medical College (岡山医科大学, Okayama ika daigaku), a four-year medical college for men ages 19-23 or above.
Research and applications of iron oxide nanoparticles
From the mysteries of producing red colors in traditional Japanese Bizen stoneware to iron-oxidizing bacteria for lithium ion batteries, Professor Jun Takada is at the forefront of research on innovative ...
Synthesis of superconducting solid picene
Research by Professor Yoshihiro Kubozono at Okayama University has potential for innovative applications of solid picene and organic superconductors, graphene and other functional materials.
Tofu-like crystalline catalysts for producing clean energy
Research by Professor Jian-Ren Shen at Okayama University demystifies the reaction mechanisms of photosynthesis and the findings may lead to the development of methods for producing an unlimited source of ...
High-tech inspired insights into Japan's ancient 'Kofun' burial mounds
Japan's ancient 'Kofun' burial mounds: Fusion of traditional archaeology with cutting edge information technology to uncover the mysteries of ancient civilizations.
A new future for an old crop: Barley enters the genomics age
A Japanese team led by Kazuhiro Sato of Okayama University participates in the International Barley Sequencing Consortium (IBSC) to produce a high resolution assembly of the majority of barley genes.
Water splitting: Ultrahigh resolution data reveals reaction mechanisms
Oxygenic photosynthetic organisms utilize energy from the sun to split water into protons, electrons and oxygen—products vital to life on earth. The process takes place through light-induced electron transfer ...
Identification of a rice transporter for manganese and cadmium uptake
Rice (Oryza sativa) is an important dietary source of cadmium and can accumulate very high levels of manganese without toxic effects. However so far there has been little understanding of the uptake and transport ...