Osaka University started in the Edo era as 'Tekijuku' founded by Ogata Koan in 1838. Since its beginning, Osaka University has developed an establishment of scholarships and education, with the motto, “Live Locally, Grow Globally”. Today, Osaka University, with the incorporation of Osaka University of Foreign Studies, is comprised of 11 schools, 16 graduate schools, 25 research institutes and facilities. Furthermore, the University has four foreign research institutes in San- Francisco, Groningen, Bangkok and Shanghai. 2011 marked the 80th anniversary of Osaka University. The University challenges itself to develop more top level - global education and research opportunities, such as taking the World Premier International Research Center Initiative and the Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization, in order to improve its international presence as a top research university.