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Shinshu University


Shinshu University, the only university of its established time, bearing a name used before the 1871 establishment of prefectural name, is also firmly rooted in the many regions of Nagano Prefecture. Because the university includes various faculties, each with their individually different histories and traditions, the university as a whole provides a unique educational and research environment.


Shinshu University is a comprehensive national university having 8 faculties and 7 graduate schools as follows: the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Economics and Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, and the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology.


The Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research has been established bringing together research resources in 5 research areas where we have original and world-class strengths: carbon science, energy and environmental science, fiber engineering, mountain science, and biomedical sciences. We aim to realize the next generation of innovation and creation through a multi-faceted approach that transcends academic fields. In addition we have established the "Global Aqua Innovation Headquarters (COI)", a national project initiative for all Japan to promote social systems innovation in water.


Shinshu University Career Support Center

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  • Gives advice on your career path and job-search.
  • Plans or provides information on job-search related events.

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University Ranking

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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Housing services

Student Dormitories are located around each campus.Since these dormitories accommodate students without distinction of nationality, international students will have opportunities to communicate with Japanese students.

Medical services

International students can sometimes become sick due to the stress caused by cultural differences (e.g. language, customs, food and so on). This center provides the following support services to help you have a healthy and enriching student-life. Please feel free to consult with the center's staff.

Campus life

A wide range of education and research is carried out on the campuses at Matsumoto, Nagano, Ueda, and Ina, with a total number of staff of 1,100 and a total number of students of about 11,000 (including about 300 foreign students).Also, based in the rich natural environment looking out onto the grand Alps group, which are referred to as the "roof of Japan", we are deepening collaboration with the local community and industry to contribute to society as a center of innovation and creation to achieve a sustainable society.

Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan

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