TOPICSShinshu University was founded as a new-system university in 1949, which means it celebrated its 70th anniversary last year. At the same time, one of its predecessors, the former Matsumoto Higher School, celebrated its centenary. To mark these auspicious anniversaries, the University held a commemorative ceremony on 1 June 2019.Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Shinshu UniversityA Shinshu University Anthem was composed to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the University. The chosen anthem was selected from many entries in a public competition. The winning piece was first performed at a University concert on 1 June 2019.Shinshu University Anthem Composed Organization and Organizationand OrganizationTimeline OrganizationTimeline OrganizationOrganization & Timeline8 Faculties, 5 Graduate SchoolsOrganization for Promoting and Supporting Education and Research・ School of General Education・ Faculties Faculty 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 Schools Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master’s Program)/Graduate School of Education (Professional Degree Program)/Graduate School of Science and Technology (Master’s Program)/Graduate School of Medicine (Master’s Program)/Graduate School of Medicine, 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・ Cluster for Co-Creation Research・ University Facilities - University Library - Center for Health, Safety and Environmental Management - Integrated Intelligence Center (IIC) - Gender Equality Promotion Center - Center for Global Education and Collaboration(GEC) - 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~)Shinshu University is a national university consistingof 8 undergraduate faculties and 5 graduate schools.It was established by integrating 7 higher education institutions, including Matsumoto Higher School un-der the old education system.