Organization and TimelineOrganization & Timeline1TOPICS8 Faculties, 6 Graduate SchoolsOrganization for Promoting and Supporting Education and Research・ School of General Education・ FacultiesFaculty of Arts/Faculty of Education/Faculty of Economics and Law/Faculty of Science/School of Medicine/Faculty of Engineering/Faculty of Agriculture/Faculty of Textile Science and Technology・ Graduate SchoolsDivision of Arts (Master’s Program)/Graduate School of Education (Master’s Program/Professional Degree Program)/Division of Industrial and Social Studies (Master’s Program)/Graduate School of Science and Technology (Master’s Program)/Graduate School of Medicine (Master’s Program, Doctoral Program, Doctoral Program 1st Stage, Doctoral Program 2nd Stage)/Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Technology (Doctoral Program)・Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER) (5 research institutes)・Global Aqua Innovation Center for Improving Living Standards and Water-sustainability・International Center for Science and Innovation at Shinshu University・University Facilities- University Library- Center for Health, Safety and Environmental Management- Integrated Intelligence Center (IIC)- Gender Equality Promotion Center- University Hospital ・Organizations-Organization for Education and Student Welfare-Shinshu University-Innovative Research & Liaison Organization (SUIRLO)・Attached Schools (Faculty of Education)Shinshu University 1949~Former Institutions (7 predecessor schools)- Matsumoto Medical College (1948~)- Matsumoto Higher School (1919~)- Nagano Normal School (1943~) - Nagano Youths Normal School (1944~)- Nagano Technical College (1944~)- Ueda Textile College (1944~)- Nagano Prefectural College of Agriculture and Forestry (1945~)The phantom ninth school: MatsumotoHigher School (old education system)“Shinano-no-kuni,” Nagano Prefecture’s ubiquitous prefectural songMatsumoto Higher School, established in 1919 under the old education system, is one of Shinshu University’s predecessor schools. At this time, there were only 8 higher schools in Japan, and Matsumoto Higher School was the 9th. It was the first public higher school to be named after the area in which it was built, subsequently all higher schools were named in this way. The old school building, which has been designated an important cultural property, is now used as the Culture Hall.The lyrics for the prefectural song “Shinano-no-kuni” were written in 1899 by Retsu Asai, a teacher at the Nagano Prefectural Normal School (presently the Shinshu University Faculty of Education) and a descendant of the former Matsumoto domain samurai family. As the song recalls, the different areas of Shinano were separated from one another by rivers and mountains, and each area had its own unique culture. The song sought to foster a sense of unity among prefectural residents by depicting landscapes in various areas throughout the prefecture, which is referred to as “Shinano”― the old name rather than the newly appointed name of Nagano.Shinshu University is a national university consisting of 8 undergraduate faculties and 6 graduate schools.It was established by integrating 7 higher education institutions, including Matsumoto Higher School un-der the old education system.