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Overview of Yamaguchi University

Location

Yoshida Campus Yoshida CampusYamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
(Main Campus, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Global and Science Studies, Graduate School of Humanities, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Science Course), Graduate School of Agriculture, Graduate School of East Asian Studies, United Graduate School of Veterinary Science)
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Tokiwa Campus Tokiwa CampusUbe City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
(Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering (Engineering Course), Graduate School of Innovation & Technology Management)
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Kogushi Campus Kogushi CampusUbe City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
(Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Graduate School of Medicine)
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Executives

President: Masaaki OKA
Trustees: 5
Operations Inspectors: 2

Configuration of faculties and graduate schools

Faculties Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Global and Science Studies
Graduate schools raduate School of Humanities, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of Medicine, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Agriculture, Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Graduate School of Innovation & Technology Management, United Graduate School of Veterinary Science

Numbers of students and staff (as of May 1, 2015)

Total students: 10,314
Undergraduates: 8,727
Master’s course: 1,070
PhD course: 470
Professional degree course: 47
Faculty and staff 2,518
Faculty: 1,095
Staff: 1,423

Basic Obejctives of the University

As a core regional general university, Yamaguchi University aims for further advancement and expansion of education and research, while also deepening our cooperation with regional societies and carrying on the spirit of challenge and revolution that is an integral part of the area where the Meiji Restoration was launched. The university also plans to develop as a university with unique and distinctive characteristics in the Asia Pacific Region. Our basic objectives for this purpose are the following.

Education

All students, faculty, and staff of Yamaguchi University shall join together to create a university where mutual education is a key concept. The university will develop persons equipped with human strengths such as the ability to identify problems and a spirit of welcoming challenges, and with international comprehension and advanced specialized capabilities. It intends to be highly rated by society, and to be a university that is a source of pride and trust for current students, graduates, and students from overseas.

For this purpose, as a university focused on student education, it shall have a clear image of the type of persons it seeks to develop, and shall continually improve and expand its education programs, expand its undergraduate and graduate school curricula, and carry out further innovations including the possible establishment of new faculties that meet a variety of needs in interdisciplinary academic areas and in our advancing society.

Research

Yamaguchi University shall carry out research to advance a comprehensive understanding of humanity, society, the natural world, and other subjects through deepening academic learning in specialized fields and through far-reaching research conducted in cooperation between different fields. It shall also conduct research to resolve problems and create new value.

For this purpose, the university shall conduct strategic programs while repeatedly improving itself, and shall succeed a center for characteristic education and research and strengthen its functions for creating innovation. At the same time, it shall continually reinforce its research infrastructure and carry out a diverse range of research, aiming to create “a multi-level stock of intellect” and form a value chain connecting the university and society.

It will also carry out repeated improvements based on research programs and research evaluations in order to construct a university that produces a sequence of multiple strengths.

Connections to Society

Yamaguchi University aims to train and develop persons who can be active in many areas of society, such as high-quality instructors and excellent medical staff, and will strengthen international cooperation through research, provide advanced medical care to local communities, offer lifetime learning and develop links between industry and academia, and in other ways carry out activities that are based in connections with local societies and the international community in terms of education, research, medical care, culture, and economics.

As a core regional general university, Yamaguchi University will develop as a university with unique and distinctive characteristics in the Asia Pacific Region, and thereby provide the results of our education and research to a broad range of society, create real connections with local societies and the international community, and contribute to the advancement of all societies.

In order to achieve the above basic objectives, Yamaguchi University shall carry out fast decision-making that is adapted for changes in the university’s environment, and shall efficiently and rapidly carry out the resulting operations. It shall carry out university improvements, keeping in mind the need for continual management based on mid- and long-term action plans and financial plans, and flexible reorganization of faculties, graduate schools, and other parts of the organization to meet the needs of society.

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