1. Philosophy and Vision


Shinshu University values the rich, natural environment of Shinshu and its history, culture, and the work of its people.
Shinshu University strives to conserve nature, improve the welfare of all people, and cultivate industry through intellectual properties and activities.
Shinshu University is a place where the intersection of diverse cultures and ideas fosters young individuals to understand and accept these diverse elements and live in harmony.
Shinshu University values the independence of its students, faculty and staff.
We, at Shinshu University, utilize our skills and accomplishments not to harm, but to benefit all people.


Based on the university's philosophy, Shinshu University has adopted the following goals regarding education, research, regional contribution, and international exchange:


Shinshu University fosters individuals with advanced technical knowledge and abilities, who love precious Nature; accept the diversity in the cultures created by human beings and ideologies; and are educated individuals who exhibit rich communication skills, are cultivated, and have a strong desire to seek concrete issues and resolve them.


The university advances wisdom in society by supporting creative research for sustainable development, sharing the results of these accomplishments with the surrounding region, and creating a learning environment that attracts young talent.

Regional Contributions

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.

International Exchange

In order to serve as a powerful driving force for promoting international exchange in the region, it proactively accepts talented students and researchers from around the world.

Goals for the Funding Cycle: April 1, 2016 through
March 31, 2022

  • ◆Basic goals of the University
    Shinshu University values the natural environment surrounded by mountains, the history, culture, and traditions of Shinshu, and aims for a society that is friendly to people. As a comprehensive university, we conduct world-class education and research, foster human resources who are proactive in creating, and contribute to the development of local communities and society as a whole.

  • ◆Education
    Utilize the rich nature of Shinshu for education, care for the irreplaceable nature, create new cultures, and foster human resources with a wealth of knowledge and ability to contribute to the continuous development of society.

  • ◆Research
    We will scientifically promote world-class creative research and disseminate the results to the world and local community in harmony with nature.

  • ◆Internationalization
    We aim to stimulate global exchange between students, faculty and staff for global human resource development and international research.

  • ◆Regional Contributions
    Utilizing the diverse history and culture of Shinshu, birthed from a mountainous environment, utilize the characteristics of the world-class prefecture with impressive health and longevity, we will contribute to the improvement of local education, health, welfare, and industrial development. We aim to be a core base for regional revitalization through taking advantage of campuses dispersed in the region.

  • ◆University Management
    With the strong leadership of the President, we will promote university management that can respond flexibly to any changes.

Based on the goals stated above, we will conduct world-renowned research and education centered around the Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research and perform activities nationwide in education and research across multiple fields.