EducationEducationEducationTOPICSSchool of General Education: where rst-year stu-dents from all faculties come togetherDevelopment of human resources equipped with practical skills in both local communities and on the global stageCultivation of an environmental mindset that uti-lizes Shinshu’s natural environmentShinshu University has eight faculties in five campuses spread across Nagano Prefecture. First-year students from all faculties study together at the School of General Education on the Matsumoto Campus taking general education programs.Shinshu University: Cross-Faculty Competency Training Program was established in the 2017 academic year as a means of developing talented human resources equipped with the practical skills needed to work in both local communities and on the global stage.The program has three courses: Local Innovator Development Course (started in FY2017); the Global Core Competency Program (started in FY2018); and the Eco-Mind Program: Experience-Based Training for Environmental Competence (started in FY2019).Taking courses related to the environment is a requirement for undergraduate students at Shinshu University. The Eco-Mind Program: Experience-Based Training for Environmental Competence started in FY2019 and students learn about environmental issues and the SDGs.In order that our graduates might be better equipped to play a role in revitalizing our region, Shinshu University organizes educational initiatives and internships in collaboration with local businesses and municipalities.Numerous events are held to promote career education and dialogue between companies and students. Each month, we hold a small event with an individual theme. And once a year, our large-scale events, attended by about 500 participants and involving universities and businesses in Nagano Prefecture, create further opportunities for students to develop a deeper understanding of local companies.Improved career education and employment support rooted in the local communityStudents learning about the ef-fective use of disused wood in the mountains.What is Special aboutOur Programs ?Cross-Faculty Competency Training ProgramLocal Innovator Development CourseGlobal Core Competency ProgramEco-Mind Program: Experience-Based Training for Environmental Competence“Dai Shigotalk in Shinshu”, a large-scale dialogue event between companies and stu-dents.