Faculty of Robotics and Design
The OIT campus was opened in Umeda, Osaka, in April, 2017, along with the Faculty of Robotics and Design. The OIT Umeda campus is situated near JR Osaka and Hankyu Umeda stations. Umeda, the center of Osaka with easy access to public transports, is a place with full of academic and cultural atmosphere. It also provides a suitable environment for students to broaden their social horizons.
We aim to educate a new type of "Monozukuri" engineers. The Faculty of Robotics and Design, merging robotics with the field of design, consists of three departments:Department of Robotics; Department of Design and Architecture; and Department of System Design. In collaboration with overseas institutions, the faculty offers a cutting-edge engineering education that includes study of design concepts necessary for generating innovative ideas.
Focus for Community Interaction and Communication of Research Achievements
The Umeda Campus building has 22 stories and 2 basement floors. The most advanced CO2 emission reduction technologies and a vibration damping system are adopted. The campus features a multipurpose convention hall, a cafeteria, and the Green Library with diverse tree species, making the campus a focal point for community interaction. It will play an active role as a communication place for local communities and a center to propagate OIT's various achievements.
- Cutting-Edge City-Center Campus
The key concept of the Umeda Campus is an environmentally friendly campus utilizing advanced CO2 emission reduction technologies. A solar power generation system, double-skinned external walls and a natural ventilation system are introduced for less energy consumption.
Disaster shelter base for the community
The Umeda Campus is prepared against natural disasters. The building's vibration dampening system is designed to withstand massive earthquakes. The machine room is located on the 5th floor to be flood-resistant. The campus is also planned to store provisions to be utilized as a community shelter in case of emergency.