Kobe International University is located in Kobe, a habour city in West Japan. Kobe is an economic, cultural and tourist center with a population of 1.5 million. KIU is currently one of the 40 international universities in partnership with UEF. KIU was founded in 1968 by a priest with the aim to create an education system focusing on rounding out personality and developing human resources that are knowledgeable and highly trained to make valuable contributions to the global community and help build a world of peace. KIU always welcomes international students here to study with open arms.