EducationThe University’s Vision for Education 1) In undergraduate courses, emphasize exchanges between both students and teachers in undergraduate education according to University-wide policies in an effort to foster human resources capable of serving as global leaders for the next generation.2) In graduate courses, foster human resources capable of successfully serving as leaders in contemporary global society by integrating educational programs throughout the University organization as a whole, and equipping graduate students with specialized knowledge that will make them into highly advanced specialists as well as wide-ranging knowledge in a variety of additional fields.3) More closely assess student performance and implement stricter requirements for earning diplomas and completion certificates, install and adjust systems that ensure high-quality education, and produce human resources in compliance with our diploma conferment policies.(1) Vision for Educational Contents and Accomplishments1) Install teaching staff and deploy effective education programs by utilizing the human resources offered by the Academic Assembly, whose members comprise teachers from a wide range of fields, while enhancing education planning and implementation functions to bolster systems used to improve quality of education.2) Improve education and learning environments and improve educational quality in order to promote independent learning.(2) Vision for Educational Systems and OrganizationsProvide meticulous support tailored to a diverse range of student needs as part of efforts to give students more fulfilling campus lives.(3) Vision for Student SupportMake improvements to our entrance examination approach in order to appropriately select students based on the requirements of our admission policy.(4) Vision for Entrance ExaminationsAdmission Policy [Common for All Undergraduate Programs] [Common for All Graduate Schools]The university proactively accepts applicants who possess qualities such as those listed below. •Individuals who respect humanity and nature and endeavor to learn with others•Individuals full of intellectual curiosity who can act independently and confront issues•Individuals who accept and understand diversity and cherish individuality•Individuals concerned with issues facing society, the environment, and the international community and those with a strong desire to contribute to the world Shinshu University Graduate Schools proactively accept individuals who possess qualities such as those listed below.•Individuals educated in a wide range of topics, possessing expertise in their field of study, and desiring to expand their knowledge •Individuals who are full of intellectual curiosity and will independently tackle technical issues or issues facing the local community •Individuals with profound intelligence and the ability to think logically, who are wise and virtuous and aspire to actively demonstrate leadership in various fields •Individuals, concerned with issues facing society, the environment, and the international community, who wish to actively contribute to the global community by applying their creativity to these issues•Individuals who wish to enhance their technical abilities and knowledge acquired from occupational experienceDiploma Policy[Common for All Undergraduate Programs]○Character Building•Possess the ability to relate and interact with others in society and strive for personal development [self-recognition/personal development minded] •Possess ideals and ethics as well as the ability to promote peaceful and sustainable development of society [social-activity minded]○Inheritance of Human Wisdom•Possess ability to appreciate and preserve human wisdom from the past and to creatively perceive a future based on these human accomplishments [ability to inherit human wisdom and creatively perceive the future]•Well-grounded in diverse cultures, ideas, histories, and art [ability to accept diverse cultures]•Ability to understand the histories and accomplishments of a wide range of scientific fields [scientific literacy] ○Foundational Strength as an Effective Member of Society•Ability to accurately communicate, read, and write with others in Japanese and a foreign language [linguistic ability]•Ability to cooperate with others through interaction and demonstrate a course of action for realizing certain objectives [communication abilities, teamwork skills, leadership]•Ability to select, analyze, and apply relevant diverse information [ability to apply information]•Ability to independently discover problems and apply reasoning to resolve them [problem detection/resolution ability]○Aptitude for Scientific and Academic Thought•Ability to understand natural and social phenomena by using universal and quantitative indices [universal/quantitative understanding]•Ability to utilize specialized knowledge and skills and apply these in practical situations [expertise and application ability]•Grounded in or possessing systematic knowledge related to fields outside one’s expertise [knowledge outside one’s expertise]○Environmental Awareness•The ability to personally deepen one’s regard for and interest in the natural and cultural environment of Shinshu [understanding of the local environment]•The ability to understand the issues confronting the environment and human society [environmental literacy]•The ability to act proactively to advance harmony and coexistence between human civilization and the global environment [practical environmental abilities]Education29