Message from the President of Aino University

To young people seeking for the career of medical professionals aiming for patient-centered care and service

The medical care system required in the super-aged society like Japan is the one with the perspectives of patient-centered medical care by the integrated supporting team composed of many different professionals. Aino University was originally established as a school for nursing in 1968 under the motto of “Saluti et solatio aegrorum”, meaning "not only to care but also to give comfort to the patients”.
Standing on the recognition from the public as the educational institution for medical professionals, Aino University was established in 2004, which has been committing to educate co-medical professionals including nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and medical engineers, in order to achieve the integrated medical care, welfare, and health science.

The goal of Aino University fits to what is expected in the 21st century. In 2015, Aino University was added with the graduate school of nursing to contribute to the education of capable persons with rich intelligence and sensitivity to the ideal team care.

I expect that highly motivated young people will come to Aino University to learn with the ambition to be an expert medical professional, understanding the motto and spirits of Aino University.

President Masatoshi TAKEDA

Masatoshi TAKEDA

Masatoshi TAKEDA, MD, PhD
President, Aino University (April 2015-)
President of Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (May 2012-)
President of World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (June 2015-)
Secretary for Scientific Meetings of World Psychiatric Association (September 2014-)

Masatoshi Takeda was born in Saga, Japan in 1949, graduated from Saga West Senior High School in 1968, entered the University of Tokyo in 1968, graduated from Dartmouth College in NH, USA in 1972, studied medicine at Osaka University Medical School (1975-1979) with MD, and granted with PhD in Medical Science from Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in 1983.
He served as the chairman professor of psychiatry at Osaka University for 19 years (1996-2015), and retired by age in 2015, as Professor Emeritus of Osaka University, to become the President of Aino University in April 2015.

Message from the Dean of Graduate School of Nursing

In a rapidly changing healthcare environment, the demand of competent nurses who can appropriately grasp and deal with diverse and complex needs of the patient/client with advanced knowledge and judgment is increasing. In April 2015, Aino University launched a graduate program for nurses. The program leads to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. We provide a well-rounded education for students to become:
・Clinical nurses with specialties
・Administrative professionals in various healthcare facilities and community
・Educators and researchers in higher education institutions.
We are waiting for you to share the pleasure to learn and make researches together.

Katsuya KANDA

Katsuya KANDA

Katsuya KANDA, PhD
Vice President (June 2014-)
Dean, Graduate School of Nursing (April 2015-)

Katsuya Kanda was born in Oita, Japan in 1952, graduated from Tokyo University in 1975, and received his PhD from Tokyo University in 1985. He served as Professor of Nursing Administration at Tokyo University for 10 years and moved to Aino University as Dean of School of Health Science in April, 2012.

Message from the Dean of Faculty of Healthcare Science

Circumstance of medical care has changed a lot in recent years amid rapid advancement of medicine and growing aging society. With remarkable progress of the science and society that has been made during the past decades, quality of medical care has attained essential changes, by not only the latest cutting edge medicine but also up-to-date care methods finely developed by today’s healthcare people in response to social needs.

People are more and more concerned with healthcare, and wishing that a better, if not the best, healthcare be provided. To meet these requirements, Aino University has considered it mission to nurture excellent healthcare specialists who are outstanding and adaptable to the present and future society.

Aino University currently consists of a single faculty, Faculty of Healthcare Science, which includes four departments, Department of Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Medical Engineering, in which para-medical experts for these fields are educated and trained. These specialists are not simply playing a backseat role of medical treatment, but constitute one of the independent members of the treatment team who take their share of responsibility for treatment of patients. Performance of these healthcare people is, to a large extent, dependent on their medical knowledge and skills, however, no less importantly, their consideration for patients’ feelings and attentive service are also critical issues, which Aino University is particularly pursuing as school philosophy in educating and nurturing its students. This is a fundamental thought of our policy, and backed by the principles of Aino Educational Foundation: “Saluti et Solatio Aegrorum.”

In our country, more than one people out of four are over sixty-five years old, and the ratio is increasing despite that total population is being decreased. Among the whole elderly in the country, the population of those born during and soon after the World War 2, who had made a great contribution to rebuilding the war-torn nation, will continue to grow, which makes advanced medical service be increasingly needed. With this in mind, Aino University is nurturing healthcare experts who will practice their profession faithfully and devote themselves to care and welfare of the elderly, as well as the injured, and physically or psychiatrically challenged.
We are waiting for ambitious and motivated young people to join us.



Dean, Faculty of Medical Science, Aino University (2015- )
Board Certified Hepatologist for The Japan Society of Hepatology

Graduated from Faculty of Science Tokyo University (1975), and Osaka University Medical School (1979)
Assistant Professor at Dept of Biochemistry, Osaka University Medical School (1985-1992)
Physician and Director for Dept of Digestive and Liver Diseases at National Osaka Hospital (1993-2000)
Director, Global Development at Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd (2000-2003)
Vice President of Fujisawa Healthcare Inc., (Illinois, USA) (2003-2005)
Vice President, Project Management at Astellas Pharma Inc (2005-2007)
Senior medical Advisor at Maruho Co., Ltd (2010-2015)

Vision, Mission, and Policies

Vision of Aino University

In the rapid movement of social and economic changes together with health, medical care, and welfare system, we will educate medical care professionals with rich humanity, solid ethics, the best of adaptability, and creativity, who can be active in the field of practice, education and research in medical and health science field.

Mission of Aino University

Aino University sets the educational goals for our students as follows
  • 1. Medical professionals with heart of loving people with rich cultivated mind.
  • 2. Medical professionals who can provide health and medical services with attending mind.
  • 3. Medical professionals who can carry out his/ her own role among the health care team.
  • 4. Medical professionals with an international perspectives.
  • 5. Medical professionals who continue to learn throughout his/ her life to develop excavation-solving skills.

Admission Policy

Aino University accepts the students who are willing to be involved with medical, welfare, and health care service with compliance to the mission of Aino University.

Curriculum Policy

Aino University declares our diploma policy to educate the student. The curriculum of Aino University sets the goals as follows
  • 1. The main frame of the curriculum is composed of the following three subjects; basic subjects, basic-special subjects, and specialized subjects.
  • 2. The number of units to be earned by students are properly assigned to basic, basic-special, or specialized subjects.
  • 3. The basic subjects should include liberal arts, foreign languages and basic sciences.
  • 4. The basic-special subjects should include courses to acquire basic common knowledge of health science, care, and welfare.
  • 5. The specialized subject should include a course for team care, and team medical serve, a course for thesis writing.
  • 6. For the smooth transition from senior high school, the first year course is rich as well organized.
  • 7. The curriculum should include the one to cultivate students nature with full installation of ethics.
  • 8. The integration of seminars and clinical experience is designed to deepen the knowledge and improvement of skills.
  • 9. The curriculum should be designed to be prepared for self-learning with solid background knowledge.

Diploma Policy

Aino University will issue diploma to the student who are equipped with the adequate level of knowledge, skills, and capacity in their specialized area together with enough education in liberal arts and mind of loving people. The Aino graduates are expected to keep the attitude of self-learning throughout their lives.
Considering these points, Aino University sets the diploma policy as follows;

  • 1. Acquiring essential knowledge and skills
    Having learned general education course including human society, world affairs, scientific technology and environmental issues, as well as subjects for basic medical science, and being able to speculate and express one’s opinions based on these literacy.

  • 2. Integrating knowledge and theory into practice
    Having gotten credits for special subjects in each major field, with ability to put them into medical practice, and being able to skillfully communicate and assume responsibility as a member of medical team.

  • 3. Behaving with ethical reasoning and initiative
    Holding compassion, ethics, interpersonal good sense, and ability to take action needed for medical person, and having learned importance of symbiosis and diversity of human society.

  • 4. Learning and thinking from global perspective
    As a medical expert as well as a member of the community in the 21st century, having acquired fundamental mind needed for creative thinking and sound judgements in the global society, with sufficient literacy for analyzing information and making communication with a variety of people.

  • 5. Cultivating specialty throughout lifetime
    To maintain specialty in their medical field, having willingness to continue learning for their lifelong career to catch up with daily advancement in medical science and technology, with soaring mission for medical care in mind.


The Department curriculum is fully satisfies the qualification for the national examination for nurses. Because we believe that the logical basis is essential to solve the professional problems encountered in practice, we educate our students to be equipped with the capacity to understand the whole patient, as well as the capacity of practice, judgement, and application in nursing.

Endorsed Qualification

  • Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse (special course for 20 students)
  • Nursing Teacher in Senior High School, First Class
  • School Nurse, First Class

Possible Occupational Opportunities

  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Nursing Teacher in Senior High School
  • Integrated Community Care Center
  • Visiting Nursing Station
  • School Nurse in Elementary, Junior, and Senior High School
  • Health Center of Companies
  • Health Center
  • Educational Institute for Nurses
  • Research Facilities of Companies

Characteristics of the Department of Nursing

  • Learn Team Care for the patients
    and community people

    The students will learn the role of nurses as a member of team medical service. They will learn the cooperation and management in a medical team including medical doctors.

  • Clinical Practice at Near-by Aino Hospital and Others

    The practice in clinical settings is arranged at Aino Hospital and other affiliated hospitals where many alumni are working, who are ready to supply reliable and kind guidance to the students.

  • Integration of the 4-year program with Thesis Work

    The thesis work will start in the second semester of the 4th year as the sum up of the study at the Department. One academic staff is assigned to at most 4-5 students for intimate support and advice to be of help in resolving every question.

  • The Possibility of Teaching Jobs is available in addition to Nursing Jobs

    Ambitious students who earn required credits can be eligible to become teachers in senior high school (nursing, First Class) and School Nurse.

Brief Description of the Course

  • The 1st year
    The students learn liberal arts and basic subjects on human body to be equipped with basic knowledge of the healthy human beings.
    Basic Subjects; Global Health Care, English 1 & 2, Statistics 1 & 2, etc.
    Basic Professional Subjects; Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2, Microbiology, Pathology, Practice in Basic Medicine, Statistical Health Care, General Psychiatry, General Rehabilitation, etc.
    Professional Subjects; General Nursing, Basic Nursing Support 1 & 2, Practice in Basic Nursing 1, General Nursing in Public Health, School Health Care , etc.
  • The 2nd year
    The students learn the basic medical knowledge of the disease through Basic Professional Subjects, and they will learn nursing theory and methodology through Professional Subjects to be prepared for the clinical practice training in the 3rd and 4th year.
    Basic Subjects; Medical English 1 & 2, etc.
    Basic Professional Subjects; Metabolism & Nutrition, Pharmacology, Pathological Symptoms 1 & 2 & 3 & 4, Laboratory Medicine, etc. Professional Subjects; General Clinical Nursing, Practice in Basic Nursing 2, General Nursing in Adult/ Elderly/ Child/ Motherhood/ Psychiatric/ Residential. Nursing Support in Adult/ Elderly/ Child/ Motherhood/ Psychiatrics, etc.
  • The 3rd year
    The students learn most of professional subjects in the first semester. They will be in clinical practice training in off-campus facilities to acquire the practical ability in nursing.
    Basic Subjects; Human Science, etc.
    Basic Professional Subjects; Clinical Biochemistry, Terminal Care, Sym-medical Theory, etc.
    Professional Subjects; Seminar in Adult/ Elderly Nursing, Nursing Activity in Child/ Motherhood/ Psychiatric, Practice in Nursing to Adult/ Elderly/ Child/ Motherhood/ Community, Integrated Nursing Practice 1, etc.
  • The 4th year
    The student will learn the basics of nursing planning and paper writing with the acquired knowledge and skills. They will have the opportunity of clinical training to be public health care nurses, school nurses, or nursing teachers in Senior High School or nursing teachers.
    Basic Subjects; Medical Ethics, Social Welfare, etc.
    Basic Professional Subjects; Health Welfare Administration 1 & 2, etc.
    Professional Subjects; Integrated Practical Nursing 2, Practice in Integrated Nursing, Practice in Public Health Nursing 1 & 2, Integrate Seminar in Nursing, Thesis, etc.

Message from the Department Head

Hiromichi HATANO

I believe "education" is the process of the practice of thinking with others. I hope our students will share the attitude of learning together with their classmates, with academic staff, and with books and literature. Since there is always some uncertainty in clinical settings, the trust relationship between the professionals and the patients is important. In addition to the learned knowledge as the professionals, the humanity as the mature citizen is more important to be the good nursing professionals. So let's study together.

Physiotherapists play a part of the rehabilitation practice to the patients with disabilities. The Department of Physiotherapy is aiming for educating the physiotherapist students under the educational goal of 1) physiotherapists with rich humanity, 2) physiotherapists with basic research skills and intension, and 3) physiotherapists with clinical practical skills.

Expected Qualifications

  • Physiotherapists
  • NESTA personal fitness trainer
  • Welfare housing environment coordinator (the 2nd level)
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy

Possible Occupational Opportunities

  • Employments after graduation
  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Health care Center
  • Rehabilitation Center
  • Visiting nursing station
  • Educational institute for physiotherapist
  • Facilities for the handicapped
  • Facilities for the elderly
  • Health care department of companies

Characteristics of the Department of Physiotherapy

  • Starting the classes of professional subjects from the first year to activate students' motivation
  • Learning the globally approved Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) from the first year
  • Various educational programs developing the advanced clinical techniques
  • Extensive clinical training program learning with the well experienced clinical faculties

Brief Description of the Course

  • The 1st year
    The students lean primary medical subjects.
    Further, the students learn some professional subjects as well as internship at off-campus institutions to acquire the practical sense.
    General subjects; English 1 & 2, Writing & Expression, Informational science 1 & 2, Basic mathematics 1 & 2, Basic physics 1 & 2, etc.
    Primary professional subjects; Structure of human body 1 & 2 & 3, Function of human body 1 & 2 & 3, Lab. of human body's Structure and function 1 & 2 & 3, Pathology, Rehabilitation etc.
    Professional subjects; General Physiotherapy, Kinesiology, Physiotherapy evaluation, Manual therapy, Practice at clinical facilities, etc.
  • The 2nd year
    The students learn the basics of physiotherapy, and understand the diseases and disabilities, together with the physical and mental characteristics of the healthy people.
    General subjects; Medical ethics, Medical English 1 & 2, Statistics 1 & 2, etc
    Basic Professional subjects; Exercise physiology, Internal Medicine 1 & 2, Neurology 1 & 2, Orthopedics 1 & 2, Psychiatry 1, Pharmacology, Nutrition, Sym-medical theory, etc.
    Professional subjects; Practical training in locomotives basic techniques for therapeutic exercise, Therapeutic exercise, Practice of personal fitness training, Practice of physiotherapy evaluation, Prosthesis and orthotics, Practice in clinical observation, ,etc.
  • The 3rd year
    The students learn physiotherapy against various diseases, and engage in practical internship in clinical settings. They also join group seminar to start thesis works concerning research thesis.
    Basic Professional subjects; sym-medical theory, etc.
    Professional subjects; Measurements of physical function, Physiotherapy, Study of housing environment coordination, Practice of physiotherapy for orthopedic diseases, Sports injuries, Techniques of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Practice in clinical evaluation, Practice of physiotherapy research works, etc.
  • The 4th year
    The student will be exposed to the eight-week clinical training session twice a year. They will be engaged on writing a research thesis for graduation and prepare for the national examination of physiotherapist from the beginning of first semester.
    Professional subjects; Comprehensive practice in clinical physiotherapy, Special lecture in physiotherapy, Integrated seminar in physiotherapy, physiotherapy research works, etc.

Message from the Department Head

Masahiro GOTO

The physiotherapy department is educating and training the future physiotherapists who are able to participate in various settings including hospitals, rehabilitation facilities for the elderly, and sports facilities. During the course, students are supposed to learn theory of physics and biomechanics in human body, and experience active learning with theoretical discussion in the class. The department has the advantage of 30 years history and a number of alumni of the department.

The Department of Occupational Therapy trains the professionals in rehabilitation to serve the handicapped with physical and mental disorders leading to their independent lives.

Endorsed Qualification

  • Occupational therapist
  • Housing Environment Coordinator for Elderly and Disabled People (level 2 & 3)
  • Mental Health Management (level 2, and 3)
  • Bachelor (Occupational therapy)

Possible Occupational Opportunities

  • Hospital, Clinic
  • Health care Center
  • Facilities for Intellectually Handicapped
  • Facilities for the Elderly
  • Facilities for the Mentally Handicapped
  • Facilities for the Physically Handicapped
  • Visiting Rehabilitation station
  • Educational institute for occupational therapist
  • Health center of companies

Characteristics of the Department

  • The approved institution of World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)

    The Department sets more than 1,000 hour clinical training which satisfies the global standard though the minimum 810 hour clinical training is required by Japanese Government to be occupational therapists. As one of the WFOT approved training facilities, the Department can supply more than enough clinical experience to gain solid practical capacity.

  • Rehabilitation skills learned from actual living environment

    The students will be engaged with clinical practice of occupational therapists active in the community to learn the real life of the handicapped. They will learn the effective occupational therapy in the real life from various perspectives.

  • Rich classes and seminars enforcing cohesive internship

    The Department offers the two-way class of the dialogue with the handicapped in the first year, to enhance understanding of the meaning of the handicap, which enables our students to actively participate into the clinical learning.

  • Skill-up opportunity for occupational therapists

    The Department offers the opportunity for the two major nation-wide qualification; Welfare living coordinator (level 2&3), and Mental Health Management (level 2 & 3), in addition to the national license for occupational therapists

Brief Description of the Course

  • The 1st year
    The students learn mainly liberal arts and basic subjects. They will actually visit the clinical settings to listen to the voice of the handicapped to understand the meaning and the role of occupational therapy.
    Basic Subjects; Medical psychology, Informational science 1 & 2, English 1 & 2, etc.
    Basic Professional subjects; Structure of body 1 & 2 & 3, Function of body 1 & 2 & 3, Integration of structure and function 1 & 2 & 3, Pathology, Rehabilitation etc.
    Professional subjects; Basic practice of occupational therapy 1&2, General Occupational Therapy, Basic Occupational Therapy, Practice in Health Welfare, Clinical Practice 1.
  • The 2nd year
    The students will learn how to understand the patients in addition to the knowledge of internal medicine, orthopedics, and psychiatry. They will learn the skills in occupational therapy through the small group seminars.
    Basic Subjects; Medical ethics, Statistics 1&2, Social Security, etc.
    Basic Professional subjects; Basic Locomotive, Pathology, Internal Medicine 1 & 2, Neurology 1 & 2, Orthopedics 1 & 2, Psychiatry 1 & 2, etc.
    Professional subjects; Practical training in development evaluation, Practice in body function evaluation, Practice in Psychosocial evaluation, Practice in Psychosocial Occupational Therapy, Practice in Occupational Therapy of CNS disorders 1,Clincal Practice 2, etc.
  • The 3rd year
    The students learn essentially the core of occupational therapy. They will learn the capacity to handle various patients including the children, and the elderly through small group discussions and seminars. Basic Professional subjects; sym-medical theory, Mental Health, etc.
    Professional subjects; Community Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy to Children and Adolescents, Psychosocial Occupational Therapy, Seminar of Occupational Therapy to CNS disorders 2, Research in Occupational Therapy, Clinical Practice 3 & 4, etc.
  • The 4th year
    The student will be actually engaged with occupational therapy under the supervision of the leaders at various clinical settings. They will also start thesis works.
    Professional subjects; Seminar in Community Occupational Therapy, Clinical Practice in Community Occupational Therapy, Research in Occupational Therapy, Integrated Seminar in Occupational Therapy, Clinical Practice 4, etc.

Message from the Department Head


Occupational therapy aims for the betterment of the living of the handicapped subjects due to various diseases. The occupational therapists is expected to have the knowledge in medicine and various knowledge in living style and applicable skills. The Department has been educating occupational therapists more than 30 years with many alumni from the Department. Please enjy the university life together with friendly academic staff of the Department.

The Department educates the professionals with basic knowledge in medicine and engineering, who can operate and maintain the medical equipments used in clinical settings such as life – support system and surgical devices. The Department welcomes the person who can actively participate into the team medical service.

Endorsed Qualification

  • Clinical Engineering / Medical Engineer
  • ME Technologist (Class 1 & 2)
  • Medical Information and Device Communicator (MDIC)
  • Medical Information Technologist
  • Basic Information Technologist
  • Bachelor (Clinical Engineering)

Possible Occupational Opportunities

  • Various departments in hospitals (Operational facility, Intensive Care Unit, Blood Dialysis Center, Emergency, Cardiac Catheter Management, Central Facilities for Medical Apparatus, Medical Safety Department, etc.
  • Clinics (Blood Dialysis Clinics)
  • Highly Advanced Medical Center
  • Companies in medical and pharmaceutical science
  • National Hospitals, etc.

Characteristics of the Department of Medical Engineering

  • Importance of Education and Manners as medical professionals

    The Department regards highly the value of education and manners. Education implies the process of increasing the knowledge and humanity through the Department; Manner implies the measure to acquire the way to adopt to the social life through daily habits, both of which are regarded the most importance to the medical professionals.

  • Learning the well balanced knowledge in Medical Science and Engineering

    The knowledge on the machine is not enough to operate the medical apparatus in clinical settings. The Department will supply the basic knowledge and skills from the beginning to be the capable medical engineers.

  • Close Follow up of the Students by the Academic Staff

    The Department supply the small group teaching to the students who can acquire the basic knowledge in medicine and engineering then to the advance knowledge in medical engineering. The number of academic staff per student is 9.8 (as of 2013). The close relationship between the student and the staff is a strong support to the national examination and also for job opportunity.

  • Clinical Practice and Thesis Work applicable to highly developing medicine

    The student will be close contact with the front line professionals in the clinical practice, which will enable to clarify the meaning of the knowledge in the class. It is important for the medical engineers to ask why and to search for the cause, which will be acquired through the thesis work.

Brief Description of the Course

  • The 1st year
    The students learn basic subjects such as mathematics, physics, informational science, psychology, English and others to acquire the rich liberal arts,
    Basic Subjects; Health Science, Informational Science 1, Basic Mathematics 1 & 2, Basic Physics 1 & 2, Biochemistry, Modern Science and Technology, English 1 & 2, Communication Theory, etc.
    Basic Professional subjects; Anatomy 1 & 2, Physiology 1 & 2, Public Health, Practice in Basic Mathematics 1 & 2, Practice in Basic Physics 1 & 2, Electric Engineering 1, etc.
    Professional subjects; Introduction to Clinical Engineering, etc.
  • The 2nd year
    The students learn the basic principles of medical equipments through well-balanced lectures in medical sciences and engineering. The second year is the bridge between the basic learning to professional learning.
    Basic Subjects; Medical English 1 & 2, Japanese Literary, Law in daily Life, Medical Ethics, Human Science, etc.
    Basic Professional subjects; Practice in Physiology, Introduction to Medicine, Introduction to Pathology, Clinical Biochemistry, Infectious Disease & Immunology, Metabolic Nutrition, Clinical Pharmacology, Emergency Medicine, Introduction to Nursing, Mathematics, Physics, Practice in Mathematics and Physics, Electric Engineering 2, Practice in Electric Engineering, Electronic Engineering 1 & 2, Instrumentation Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Practice in Mechanical Engineering, Systems and Control Engineering, Informational Science 3, Practice in Information Science, etc.
    Professional subjects; Biomedical Engineering, Medical Biomedical Processing and Medical Imaging, Clinical Medicine 1, Nephrology & Urology, etc.
  • The 3rd year
    The students learn mainly medical science and engineering. They learn practically the need and use of various medical equipments including life-sustaining machine.
    Basic Subjects; Practice in Briefing English Technical Papers, etc.
    Basic Professional Subjects; Practice in Electronic Engineering, Practice in Mechanical Engineering, etc.
    Professional Subjects; Biomaterials, Artificial Organ, Laws and Regulations Related to Clinical Engineering, Cardiovascular Perfusion Techniques 1 & 2 ←Mechanical Ventilation, Medical Imaging and Diagnosis,Clinical Medicine 2, Anesthesiology & Intensive Care, Hemodialysis 1 & 2 ←Medical Treatment Apparatus 1 & 2, Practice in Life-support Systems, Practice in Safety Management of Medical Instruments, Practice in Medical Treatment Apparatus, Practice in Bioinstrumentation, Sym-medical Theory, etc.
  • The 4th year
    The student will be exposed to the practice in clinical settings to secure the knowledge and skills learned in classes. In research for graduation thesis, the student will tackle the individual topics to be studied to acquire the problem-solving ability.
    Basic Subjects; Social Welfare, etc.
    Professional Subjects; Clinical Training 1, 2, 3, & 4, Practice in Clinical Engineering, Research for graduation Thesis, etc.

Message from the Department Head


Basic knowledge of physics/ mathematics and learning in biology/ medical science are both required to be a good medical engineer. Being prepared with mathematics and physics in senior high school learning, the students will learn professional subjects of medical science and engineering to be the specialist in clinical engineering. We are proud that the Department is the only one approved institution for education medical engineers in Osaka Prefecture, and we are ready to give the well programmed education to our students.


Prior to the official establishment of Aino University in 2004, Aino Hospital, Ibaraki, Osaka, was established in 1965. To supply nurses to mainly Aino Hospital, the school for nursing was opened in Aino Hospital in 1968. The academic foundation, Aino Gakuin Foundation, was approved by the Government, and Aino School for Nursing was included under the management of Aino Gakuin Foundation in 1979. Aino Junior College of Nursing was opened in 1985. Shiga School of Medical Technology was established as an educating institution of Aino Gakuin Foundation in 1996.

In April 2004, Aino University was established with Department of Nursing, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy. Aino Senior High School was opened in 2007. The Second Department of Aino Junior College was opened in 2007. Department of Medical Engineering was added to Aino University in 2009. Career Development Center was approved in 2014. The graduate School for Nursing was added to Aino University in 2015.

The Aino University has been developing with the recognition of the university specialized for educating medical professionals for almost half a century. Aino University has been under the leadership of the following presidents:

Presidents of Aino University (2004-present)
  • 2004 - 2010

    Prof. Kiyohisa TAKAHASHI

  • 2010 - 2014

    Prof. Hitoshi MOHRI

  • 2014 - 2015

    Prof. Nakaaki OHSAWA

  • 2015 -

    Prof. Masatoshi TAKEDA

The first; Kiyohisa TAKAHASHI (April 1, 2004-March 31, 2010), the second; Hitoshi MOHRI (April 1, 2010-March 31, 2014), the third;
Nakaaki OHSAWA (April 1, 2014-March 31, 2015), and the fourth; Masatoshi TAKEDA (April 1, 2015- )


Aino University is situated in between Osaka City and Kyoto City, about 10 kilometers to the northeast Osaka City. It takes about 30 minutes from Osaka JR Station and about 45 minutes from Osaka Itami International Airport.

Aino University, Aino Junior College, and Aino Senior High School are located in the suburbs of Ibaraki City next to Aino Hospital.


Settu-Tonda Station of JR Kyoto Line. Five minutes by school bus, or 15 minutes on foot from the North Entrance of Settu-Tonda Station
Tonda Station of Hankyu Kyoto Line. About 5 minute walk through the street (about 200 m) to the north to JR Settu-Tonda Station.

4-5-4 Higashi-Ohda, Ibaraki City, Osaka 〒567-0012
072-627-1711 (university)
072-627-1766 (direct to Entrance Exam Center)
072-627-1753 (university)
072-621-1012 (direct to Entrance Exam Center)
E-mail (inquiry on entrance examination)