Port-city Universities League


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About PUL

Port-city Universities League (PUL) was established in 2006 as a unique international league of universities located in the world’s preeminent port cities. Having a secretariat in Yokohama National University, PUL consists of 19 universities from 14 countries. (As of December 1, 2019)

In the every region of the world, there are port cities with colorful history and culture, and in them are excellent universities with unique traditions and characters. Being on the front line of cultural exchange and economic trades, the port cities have been nurtured since ancient times through economic activities as centers for trade, vital industries thriving around the port and cultural interactions among different peoples. Most of the prominent port cities have supported academic activities at the local universities and at the same time have enormously benefited from those activities.

PUL aims to develop a global network among those port cities and universities, and exchange ideas and views about the culture related to ports (history, trade, industry, maritime research, festivals, etc). It includes not only the faculties and students, but will in the future also address the citizens’ activities and initiatives.


The Port-city Universities League Secretariat
Yokohama National University
79-1, Tokiwadai, Hodogayaku, Yokohama City, 240-8501, JAPAN
Tel: +81-(0)45-339-3036 Fax: +81-(0)45-339-3039 Email:pul@ynu.ac.jp URL:http://www.pul.ynu.ac.jp/

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