Institutes / Research

The following are some of the facilities and research institutes affiliated with OUC.

The OUC library contains about 480,000 reference volumes and more than 2,200 kinds of magazines.
Research Center for Japanese General Social Surveys
This project organization conducts comprehensive social surveys in Japan in conjunction with the University of Tokyo and overseas research organizations.
The Institute of Regional Studies
This research institute conducts investigation into regional studies of Kansai District as well as the whole of Asia focusing on the keyword "comparison".
The Institute of Amusement Industry Studies
This is Japan’s first research institution at a university level specializing in the amusement industry.
Museum of Commercial History
This museum conveys the history and charm of the merchant city of Osaka.
Center for Comprehensive Education & Exchange
This center is used for an Entrepreneurial education, Local exchanges, International exchanges and special education like OBP course, GET course and Fieldwork Seminar.
The Institute of Joint Participation
This Institute conducts investigation of social inclusion, approaches a problem and develops human resources.