Shinshu Doctor-Heli MatsumotoThe service was launched in October 2011 to provide a higher level of emergency medical aid, and as of October 2015 it has been utilized 2,000 times.University Hospital The University Hospital, equipped with 700 beds and 68 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 achievements include a world- and Japan-first adult living donor liver transplant as well as numerous other successes.Ranked first in degree of local community contribution by a university four years in a rowShinshu University ranked overall top for four years running, in a National Survey of Degree of Contribution to a Local Community by a University, conducted every year by the Nikkei Research Institute of Industry and Regional Economy. It is the first time a university has enjoyed top ranking four years in succession.20