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International Strategy of Nagasaki University

Nagasaki University was developed from Japan’s first western medical school founded by a Dutch surgeon in 1857. It suffered catastrophic disasters from an atomic bombing, but was restructured as a university under a new system in 1949.

On the basis of such a tragic experience and development process, National University Corporation Nagasaki University sets a philosophy of its establishment to be a university that inherits the traditional culture of Nagasaki, cultivates a rich mind in its students, and makes a contribution to the well-balanced development of society by creating science for world peace. Based on that principle, the university also upgrades and individualizes its education and research, advances together with regional society as far as Asia, continues to be an indispensable base for sending intellectual development to the world, and fosters human resources who are capable of contributing to regional and international society.

Meanwhile, responding to the philosophy of its establishment, the university sets an educational ideal as well. It is that “Nagasaki University provides the highest standard of education with more emphasis on practical education, fosters human resources who have a wide vision, sufficient education, deep expertise, and the ability to study subjects creatively while contributing to regional and international society.”

Under these philosophies, Nagasaki University has established its fundamental policies and concrete measures of its international strategy in order to promote basic research as well as to develop human resources who are deeply rooted in the community and capable of contributing to the world.