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Highlights

Highlights

Shinshu University is a comprehensive national university having 8 faculties and 7 graduate schools as follows: the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Economics and Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, and the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology.
A wide range of education and research is carried out on the campuses at Matsumoto, Nagano, Ueda, and Ina, with a total number of staff of 1,100 and a total number of students of about 11,000 (including about 300 foreign students).
Organic collaboration between the various departments is carried out utilizing the advantages of a comprehensive university, to achieve world level advanced and innovative education and research.
Also, based in the rich natural environment looking out onto the grand Alps group, which are referred to as the "roof of Japan", we are deepening collaboration with the local community and industry to contribute to society as a center of innovation and creation to achieve a sustainable society.

Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research,
a World-class International Research Center

The Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research has been established bringing together research resources in 5 research areas where we have original and world-class strengths: carbon science, energy and environmental science, fiber engineering, mountain science, and biomedical sciences. We aim to realize the next generation of innovation and creation through a multi-faceted approach that transcends academic fields. In addition we have established the "Global Aqua Innovation Headquarters (COI)", a national project initiative for all Japan to promote social systems innovation in water.

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SHINSHU UNIVERSITY ICCSR
  • ICST
  • X-Breed
  • IFES
  • IMS
  • IBS

University Local Community Contribution Ranked No.1

Shinshu University has been ranked top overall for the fourth year running after 2012, 2013 and 2014 in the Survey of Degree of Contribution to Local Community by National Universities conducted by the Nikkei Research Institute of Industry and Regional Economy.
Collaboration with local governments and local industries, open courses and symposia for the public, local volunteers, etc., contribute to local development through human resources and research results.

University Local Community Contribution Ranked No.1

The Appeal of "Only one", the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology

The Faculty of Textile Science and Technology is the only faculty in Japan with "Textile" in its name. It is recognized as an international research center in fiber engineering, and in 2010 celebrated the centenary of its establishment.
It is ranked 35th in the sub-category "Textiles" in the international Science Citations Index . It is also ranked 50th in the "composites" sub-category.
In 2012 we joined the Association of Universities for Textiles (AUTEX) based in Europe, to vitalize international exchange and collaboration.

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Education and Research Born from the Rich Natural Environment of Shinshu

Nagano Prefecture is located in the center of Japan, a region blessed with abundant nature such as clear air, pure water, blue skies, beautiful mountains, etc., and folk crafts, historical assets, and traditional culture that is kept alive at many places throughout the prefecture such as Zenkoji, Matsumoto Castle, Ueda Castle, etc.
The university has 5 campuses within the prefecture, turning out outstanding human resources in a wide range of fields as a comprehensive university. Under the motto "Rooted in the community, opening up the world", as the local center of knowledge our advanced research results are widely published both within Japan and overseas.

Education and Research Born from the Rich Natural Environment of Shinshu