|English Name:||Kanazawa University|
A Traditional, SocietyContributed, Education-Oriented Research University
Founded in 1949, Kanazawa University is contributed to Japanese higher education and academic research as the leading university on the Sea of Japan coast. The origin of Kanazawa University is in the Kaga clan's Smallpox Prevention and Treatment Center established in 1862. With a proud history and tradition stretching back nearly 150 years, Kanazawa University has attended by a large number of motivated students, who receive an education that gives them specialized knowledge and the ability to carry out research, as well as a cosmopolitan outlook and an ethical perspective.
Kanazawa University’s tradition of regional partnership and academic structure of 3 collages and 16 schools place Kanazawa University faculty and student in an ideal position to aim for the university’s goal, “a research university dedicated to education, while opening up its doors to both local and global society.”
Located in Kanazawa, a city rich in history and traditional culture, has cultivated a respected intellectual profile since the time of the Kaga fiefdom (1598 - 1867). Lively interaction among students, communication with faculty, staff and the local community make it the perfect venue for students’ personal growth and development.
At Kanazawa University, undergraduates can choose a course from among 3 collages 16 schools. Under 3 colleges — the College of Humanand Social Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, and College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences — there are schools that form the main units of education. Flexibility of the 3 collages 16 schools structure allows to address the broad range of challenges faced in nurturing the human resources needed in modern society, and it is committed to building a "university for students."
The academic structure of 3 colleges 16 schools has major distinguishing features compare to the traditional universities. One big featureof the College of Human and Social Sciences and the College of Science and Engineering is the adoption of a system where the student can choose a field of specialization after entering the university. Until now the special field of study had to be decided when enrolling in the university, but under this system the student can choose his or her special field while learning the basics. Another feature is the major / minor system. This system allows students to participate in various courses corresponding to their future path. It provides opportunity to take additional classes related to respective paths of students who study in a fixed course of the College of Medical, Pharmaceutical, and Health Sciencesas well. This availability of educational platform is well functioning to cultivate awareness in the students of what it means to be a medical professional in the sense of collaboration between medical specialists, with importance attached to team medicine.
Kanazawa University shall accept motivated students with various talents and competencies, giving consideration to collaboration with various educational institutes, recurrent education for adults, international student education and lifelong learning. The university will implement aquality educational program with clearly defined objectives at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Kanazawa University shall respect the individuality of students as well as their right to learn, having self-study as the basis of education. Organized faculty development activities geared towards educational reform will be enhanced in order to foster the ability to acquire specialized knowledge and the capability to pursue problems. Furthermore, our faculty members are adaptable to international society, are of high moral character, and have personalities rich in human qualities.
Kanazawa University shall endeavor to cultivate the intellect of students in all of its forms — from that required for fundamental research dealing with the pursuit of truth, to that required for practical research directly connected to technology. The university shall thus actively contribute to society by opening up new academic fields and by promoting the transfer of technology and the creation of new industry.
Kanazawa University shall provide its members with an environment suitable for carrying out research, independently guaranteeing academic freedom and healthy competition, regardless of the field of study, i.e. whether it be humanities, social sciences, natural sciences or medicine, and regardless of the type of research, i.e. whether it be fundamental or applied research. Furthermore, the university shall promote prospective research and train young researchers, thereby maintaining a structure capable of challenging the status quo at all times, and bringing out its own distinct characteristics.
Kanazawa University shall use its resources to promote the development of academic culture and lay the foundations for the educational, medical and welfare systems of the region. Serving as a stronghold of intellect in East Asia, it shall continue to disseminate information to the globalizing world.
Kanazawa University shall fulfill its responsibility as “a research university dedicated to education, open to both the local and global community”, by extending student education from the pre-entrance to post-graduation period, by utilizing and managing intellectual property resulting from academic research to actively contribute to society, and by promoting the development and popularization of advanced medical services.
Kanazawa University shall apply an autonomous and self-reliant administrative policy, and all departments shall work organically with each other, while developing their own characteristics based on their respective specialties and roles. Moreover, the University shall evaluate the extent to which plans have been carried out, and implement constant reforms including revision of the organization and its systems.
Kanazawa University shall utilize grants from the government and funds raised independently in a judicious and systematic manner. The University, while paying respect to human rights, will provide its members with a secure environment suitable for devotion to their duties. Furthermore, as a National University Corporation serving the public, it shall fulfill its duties in the area of social accountability.
Advanced Legal Studies
Comparative Studies of Social and Economic
Economic Theory and Economic Policy
Electrical and Electronic
Environment and Disaster Management
Health and Sports
History and Culture Studies
Japanese Language Education In Japan
Language and Culture Studies
Public Law and Policy
Radiation Science and Technology
Scientific and Technical Inspection
Substance Circulation Engineering
U.S. and British
Comparative Culture System
Electronics and Information Engineering
Electronics and Information Science
Global Environmental Studies
Human Basic Science
Innovative Technology and Science
International Political Economy
Law and Political Science
Law and Society
Medical Science and Brain Science
Medical Science, Circular
Physics and Mathematics
Science Physics and Mathematics
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