With the local community
A university that exists alongside the local community, is loved by, and walks hand-in-hand with the local community
Shinshu University has ranked overall top for four years running in the National Survey of the Degree of Contribution to a Local Community by a University conducted by the Nikkei Research Institute of Industry and Regional Economy from 2012 to 2015.
There are several reasons why the university is so highly appraised, including the number of open courses and on-demand courses for the general public and the frequency of symposiums and forums, as well as the diverse partnership programs and the large number of contracted or cooperative research projects and joint initiatives pursued through industryacademia-government collaboration.
The university has a very high number of partnership agreements with local governments and organizations, and strives to solve regional problems while also engaging in a wide range of collaborative projects with organizations and members of the public throughout the region by taking advantage of the campuses dispersed across Nagano Prefecture that serve as a hallmark of the University. The University also hosts many activities led by the students and student clubs as well as by faculty members.