Minoru Kurita University

MKU Crest

The Minoru Kurita University (MKU) is a infantry training center created by Coordinator Minoru Kurita. Foreseeing the wars to come, Minoru created the MKU to ensure that the DCMS would have sufficient numbers of trained infantrymen. For this purpose, the "university" is focused on graduating the largest numbers of troopers in the shortest amount of time, a task for which it succeeds. Training at MKU lasts six months, after which graduates are grouped according to their prefecture and assigned to one of the planetary militias therein. For many, their true final exam begins here when they first go into battle; survivors are then transferred to fill the in the gaps in other units. Given its nature, MKU has relatively few surviving almuni.[1][2]


  1. House Kurita (The Draconis Combine), p. 138
  2. Handbook: House Kurita, p. 147