Social Liaison Vision
Vision for Contributing to and Cooperating with Society
The university is highly focused on advancing the cooperation/coordination between itself and each related field by opening itself to the public in order to conserve Shinshu's natural environment, succeed and develop its history/culture, improve the welfare of each individual, and resolve the concrete issues regarding industrial development.
No.1 in the universities' local contribution ranking!
The survey has five categories. There were five categories: "organizations and systems" for promoting regional contributions; "students and residents" for public lectures and regional events, local employment of students, and programs for relearning for working adults; "companies and government" for joint research with local governments and companies and the number of university-launched ventures; and "glocal" for looking at the number of foreign students and foreign faculty members, and the number of foreign students employed in Japan, etc.; and "postdoctoral fellows". A new section, "University as a Place of Work," was added to the survey, which consists of 38 questions, to assess the contribution of the company to the community as a place of work, such as measures to address the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and work-life balance for female faculty members.
In addition, items reflecting current social issues on a glocal basis, such as efforts toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), were newly added to the survey.
Shinshu University has always ranked in the top spot in the survey, but we hope to use this evaluation as an opportunity to further promote activities that contribute to the community.
(*1) Source: National Survey on University Contributions to the Community 2019 (Nihon Keizai Shimbun)
Lifelong Learning Services
Open Classes for Citizens
Approximately 800 of the regular classes that students take each year (at the School of General Education and in eight faculties) are open to the public. Approximately 300 students attend these classes in the first and second semesters each year.
In response to requests from community centers, lifelong learning institutions, schools and other public institutions and organizations, our university's faculty members travel to various parts of the prefecture to give approximately 140 lectures a year, with approximately 10,000 students attending.
These classes are open to the general public, including local residents. We offer a variety of classes for elementary and junior high school students as well as the elderly.
Prefectural Cancer Treatment Center
In August 2006, Shinshu University Hospital was designated a Prefectural Cancer Treatment Center by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare. The "Comprehensive Cancer Center" had served as a center for treating patients with malignancies. With a view to achieving further developments in cancer therapy, the conventional "Comprehensive Cancer Center" was dissolved into the "Shinshu Cancer Center" in April 2013. The "Shinshu Cancer Center" provides comprehensive cancer therapy, supportive care and cancer registration. The center was accredited as a designated cancer genomics hospital in October 2019 and since April 2020 has been providing cancer genomics medical care and laying the groundwork for "Bio-Bank Shinshu".
Treatment Information Sharing via the Shinshu Medical Net Using ICT
Sharing regional treatment information (with patient approval) with multiple medical institutions using ICT, we work with the relevant medical institutions to ensure a clear understanding of testing, diagnosis, treatment plans, and the overview of treatment plans, and utilize this information in the treatment provided at the University Hospital. The goal is safe and advanced medical treatment, and better quality treatment for the community as a whole.