List of Facilities
School of General Education
The mission of the School of General Education, is to cooperate closely with the five facilties concerned with teaching (Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, and Faculty of
Textile Science and Technology) in order to make individuals acquire high professional skills based on the basic university policies for education.
Furthermore it aims to promote the educational research development and manage its plan comprehensively based on the university wide common perspective.
The Shinshu University Library consists of the libraries found in each of the five campuses within Nagano Prefecture as follows: Central Library, Medical Library (Matsumoto Campus), Educational Library (Nagano-Education Campus), Engineering Library (Nagano-Engineering Campus), Agricultural Library (Ina Campus), Textile Science and Technology Library (Ueda Campus). Each library has its unique specialty and having mutual linkage. User can ask materials in a library in other campus to be sent
to his nearest campus for use. Also, the libraries are open to the citizens, showing that the university is open to the regional community. Referencing, copying, and inquiry services are accepted. Also, it is possible to borrow the materials on the open shelves that are for check-out.
Center for Health, Safety and Environmental management
The Center for Health, Safety and Environmental management consists of the Department of Health Education and the Department of Environment / Safety and Hygiene. Health Education Division works on the health management of the students and the staff. Environment/Safety and Hygiene Division works on improvement of the study environments of the students and the work environment of the staff. The main center is located
in Matsumoto Campus with sub-offices(Health and Counceling Center) located in each of other campuses.
Integrated Information Center (IIC)
The Integrated Intelligence Center (IIC) consists of the three divisions: Section of Information Infrastructure, Section of Information Support, Section of information Research and Development. Here, we work on
management and maintenance of the network and information systems connecting our campuses, and provide support for the users. Also, while conducting educational studies on information technologies, we implement,
manage and operate SUNS (Shinshu Ubiquitous-Net System), the distance learning system enabling us to share lectures not only within Shinshu University but also among universities in Nagano Prefecture.
The University Hospital, equipped with 707 beds and 65 clinics, is not only a general medical examination and treatment center but also a specialized hospital that conducts more advanced medical and clinical research.
Furthermore, it acts as a teaching hospital that trains the next generation of healthcare professionals. Some of the hospital's most recent successes include the world's rst adult living donor liver transplant and the country's rst brain-dead donor liver transplant.
The Admissions Center aims to not only promote the smooth operation of entrance examinations held by the University as well as those by the National Center for University Entrance Examinations but also develop examination systems based on admissions policies and public relations strategies for those applying to the university.
<Photo depicts "A Guide to Shinshu University," a program for high school guidance counselors both within and outside the prefecture.>
Research Center for Higher Education
The Research Center for Higher Education aims to not only support the construction of a systematic course of study at Shinshu University but also promotes the research and development of strategic methods that assure the quality of education.
<Photo depicts a guest lecture by a foreign professor for a faculty development (FD) program>
The e-Learning Center at Shinshu University aims to provide the necessary support for implementing educational programs that include e-Learning and other information-communication technology.
<Photo depicts an English test, which is one example of the application of e-Learning>
Shinshu University Center for Environmental Awareness
The Shinshu University Center for Environmental Awareness conducts liaison with each of campuses and coordinater duties for environmental IS014001 activities across those campuses in addition to "fostering talented individuals who are environmentally aware" and "promoting independent activities for environmental conservation/improvement in accordance with the development of an ecological campus."
<Photo depicts the environmental education overseas training program trip to Malaysia>
Global Education Center (GEC)
The Global Education Center (GEC) aims to support international students in their study and daily life, promote study abroad programs, enhance overseas public relations activities, and contribute to the internationalization of the local community. In addition, it serves to improve the coordination of the entire university through comprehensive regulation of each department and the establishment of general policies that maintain the consistency of international exchange.
Student Support Center
The Student Support Center aims to provide an integrated student support system that's comprehensive to the students. Our goal is to have the staffs work together as one to educate and give guidance to the students for their college lives and support them in dealing with the social needs.
<Main Support Activities:> tuition exemption, entrance fee exemption, scholarships, extracurricular student life support, student welfare (such as student dorms), club activity support, etc.
Student Advisory Center
The Student Advisory Center offers counseling services regarding various aspects such as student life, studies, interpersonal relationships, and health. The center consists mostly of the student consultation coordinators, public-health nurses/registered nurses, and administrative staff members. The center cooperates with all the "counseling offices" in the eight faculties in order to provide consistent support for those university students in need.
Career Support Center
The Career Support Center provides opportunities for students to acquire "the ability to independently consider the way you live your life/work" and build a satisfying career as an independent member of society in their early years. In addition, it provides students with more practical and effective programs for successful job search activity.
Teacher's Support Center for Teaching License Renewal
The center was founded with the aim of planning and implementing the university's teaching license renewal course, which was developed in accordance with the new teaching license law regulations. The center also offers attractive courses that capitalize on the expertise of teachers from the School of General Education and those from eight all faculties across the university. <Photo depicts a teacher's license certicate renewal course>
Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER)
Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER) was established to focus our resources into Shinshu University's unique research fields. We aim to boost up our research and technological innovation capability through raising the research level of younger professors and collaborating with worldwide distinguished researchers. Cutting edge researches and their integration in ICCER should lead to Center of Excellence.
Research Center for Supports to Advanced Science
The Research Center for Supports to Advanced Science aims to not only facilitate the cooperation among the fields of gene research, animal experiments, instrumental analysis, and radioisotope application to support the research which need higher techniques with safety and efficiency but also cultivate individuals with the skills necessary to conduct research in all these fields.
AREAS : Center for Advanced Regional Strategy in Shinshu (completed on March, 2016.)
We, "AREAS", collaborate with local public organizations, industries, and community members to research underlying regional issues, and propose solutions with academic resources for the better regional society.
Cooperative Research Center (completed on March, 2016.)
The Cooperative Research Center aims to not only contribute to technological development and technical training in local society but also stimulate research and education within Shinshu University through cooperative research between members of various university departments and those in the industry.
Satellite Venture Business Laboratory (completed on March, 2016.)
The Satellite Venture Business Laboratory aims to promote creative research and development that can form the basis of a venture business and foster talented individuals who have advanced technical occupational abilities.
Center for Shinshu Medical Innovation of Regional Technology
Center for Shinshu Medical Innovation of Regional Technology aims to leverage and develop research seeds and technical seeds of Shinshu University and etc. for the medical fields to enhance the regional medical industry dramatically. The industry, academic, and governmental organizations collaborate tightly to work on research development, commercialization, and talent cultivation.
Innovation Research and Support Center (completed on March, 2016.)
The Innovation Research and Support Center aims to not only conduct innovative research within and outside the university but also enhance association with industry, academia, and the government in cooperation with the Japanese Organizations for Small & Medium Enterprises and the prefectural Tourism and Industry Organizations.
In the kindergarten we aim to fulfill its educational vision "to allow children to be devoted to play". Surrounded by a rich natural environment, we are committed to supporting children and enabling them to spontaneously and proactively devote themselves to exploring enthusiastically whatever interests and intrigues them.
Nagano Elementary School
The school song of Nagano Elementary School is the same as the song of Nagano Prefecture, "Shinano no Kuni". The principle of education is comprehensive learning (more precisely, the education of children from within), which we have continued from the Taisho period. Based on this principle, we put stress on raising animals or growing vegetables as the core activities in the class, and experiential activities in the subjects.
Also the Tanihama Disciplinary Swimming Session, an event which has a hundred years of history, is still held. Moreover, English is taught in all grades in oder to nurture global thinking.
Nagano Junior High School
In Nagano Junior High School, we offer a unique educational activity called "human week" during which all students think about their way of living. It is held annually for a week in July and the students of each grade conduct activities to deepen their contact with nature and society according to a particular theme. For example, first-year students focus on environmental issues, while second- and third-year students discuss their social experiences and social contributions, respectively.
Matsumoto Elementary School
In Matsumoto Elementary School, we aim to educate children to be active, think with concentration, and develop friendships. To accomplish these purposes, we have various events or activities such as music assemblies, and "sumo" tournament, so that students will become intellectually, ethically, and physically well-rounded individuals.
Matsumoto Junior High School
Matsumoto Junior High School is the only UNESCO affiliated school in Nagano Prefecture. Through participating in activities such as global meeting for citizens, cleaning-up of Matsumoto Castle, and harvesting of plums, we aim to achieve our educational goal for "Strong and spiritually rich global citizen with proactivity, creativity, and love for others."
School for Special Needs Education
The School for Special Needs Education caters to children with mental disabilities. All grades (first to 12th grade) strive to live according to the motto "Do what you can by yourself with a smile." Furthermore, the school values cooperation with families and the local community, by sharing the responsibility with the PTA and the College of Education for various aspects such as after-school club activities.