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Fundamental Policies

Development of Nagasaki University students into globally-minded competent individuals who can compete in and contribute to international society

Over the years, Nagasaki University has engaged in collaboration with international organizations and has promoted field-oriented research mainly in the fields involving the most important issues that the contemporary world faces. These include tropical medicine and infectious diseases, radiation health risks, and marine resources and environments. Furthermore, Nagasaki University opened new graduate schools with an aim to foster globally-minded competent individuals.
In line with these features and educational philosophy, Nagasaki University will strive to nurture highly-skilled professionals with originality and international perspectives.
The qualities we expect from such human resources are creativity to design a solution by understanding the essence of phenomena or events, an ability to make decisions and take actions, and awareness of their own responsibilities to promote world peace as has been historically significant for the university.

Promotion of international collaborative research

To become an internationally-renowned education and research center for “health and safety for both the earth and human beings” is the goal for Nagasaki University in its international research activities. The university will enhance and expand international collaboration by integrating knowledge and technology accumulated within the campus and also through strengthening functions of its overseas education and research stations.
A field-oriented research style has successfully yielded research accomplishments which differentiate this university from others. This approach will continue to be maintained. Nagasaki University intends to expand collaborative research with industries and governments and will transmit information to the world to contribute to the peaceful development of international society.

Realization of an international campus

Nagasaki’s long history as one of the few cities in Japan that interacted with foreign countries during the Edo to Meiji Periods has influenced its people; they developed a flexible attitude towards new things and, at the same time, enriched their own local culture by assimilating things brought from outside.
Reflecting these unique features, Nagasaki University sets out to make its campus more internationalized by creating an environment where people with different cultural backgrounds and values can meet, have discussions, talk about their dreams and may possibly notice that there are new worlds in front of them. It is our hope that these will be useful training opportunities for students to become globally-minded competent individuals.

Creation of supportive infrastructure to promote internationalization of the university

Nagasaki University is determined to bring together university-wide efforts to foster globally-minded competent individuals as well as to accelerate collaborative research with international partners. In this context, the university decided to improve its organizational infrastructure to support voluntary activities of students, faculty members, and staff.
The university will enhance its ability to collect and provide information for students and faculty members who seek such information for internationalization of the university. It will also build a flexible support system to deal with cross-sectional issues.