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Basic Policy

PLAN "the FIRST" 2013-2015
2013-2015 Plan for Creating Shinshu University
"Forest of Knowledge"

Shinshu University "Forest of Knowledge" Creating PLAN "the FIRST" is a strategic plan for a sustainable future that defines the university administration's overall initiative for overcoming the serious issues confronting Japan and implementing the duty of educating highly talented individuals who will serve as future leaders in the related fields.
PLAN "the FIRST" 2013-2015 - for sustainable tomorrow - was launched in December, 2013, based on the results of the PLAN "the FIRST" 2011-2013. Faculty members in every field, led by the Trustees and Vice Presidents under the leadership of the President, are committed to working together to implement the plan with the goal of promoting Shinshu University's advance to the next stage.


The Foundational Policies for PLAN "the FIRST" 2013-2015

1Further enhance and enrich Shinshu University "Forest of Knowledge"
The university has created a "place of learning" in which students can enthusiastically learn, while faculty members can dedicate themselves to education, research, and social contribution. In addition, the university has concentrated its efforts toward the "inheritance of knowledge (education) and the creation of new knowledge (research)," based on the concept of Shinshu University "Forest of Knowledge," which involves promoting a learning place which is open, transparent, and deeply rooted in the community.
2Well-rounded Students Who respect People and Nature
The university Promote education that produces talented students with sophisticated expertise ready to fulfill their roles as future leaders in global society. In addition, the University foster the ecologically minded students who will have ability for "independently think, learn, and solve problems" by exposing themselves to nature and culture of Shinshu.
3Highly Qualified Teachers with Superior Character and Enthusiasm
The university faculty members are wise, virtuous, and enthusiastic, and can thus establish a relationship of mutual trust with their students. In addition, they are conscious of the university's social duties and take on the challenge of future innovation based on cooperation/ coordination with university-based and regional organizations. Furthermore, these teachers contribute to local and global development by advancing creative research regarding sustainable development based on coexistence with nature, and transmitting the results of such research to a wider audience.
4Staff Members with a Wealth of Experience and Expertise
All the staff members at Shinshu University thoroughly understand the university's mission. Not only do they possess extensive knowledge and expertise but also respect their colleagues and work hard to support the university's high ethical values. Furthermore, they proactively deal with new issues by thinking flexibly and advancing their expertise through ingenuity and self-improvement.
5Constructing a Safe and Secure Regional Society
Shinshu University capitalizes on the advantages of being a unified university by not only integrating the knowledge from humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to propel academic research that contributes to the creation of a safe and secure society but also cultivating highly talented individuals in each of these fields. Also, we are to consolidate the campus environment in which students, teachers and faculty staff and even people from outside can safely study and gather together. Further, we are to improve our reliability as the comprehensive institute for the regional medical care and function as the safety hub through putting our efforts in disaster prevention studies.
6Responsive and Strategic Administration
Under the leadership of the president, we are to promote drastic education and research reforms and organization reforms of Shinshu University with the futuristic vision.
Also, we are to drive the speeding up of the decision making process of the university to make it more efficient, and leverage the management resources strategically, to manage the university with the mid-term and long-term vision.