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Philosophy

  The University of Nagasaki is a prefectural institution grounded in the historical, cultural, and geographical character of Nagasaki. As such, it aspires to fulfill a role as a center of learning and culture contributing to local economic growth and improvement of levels of health, life, and culture for prefectural residents. To this end, it defines its philosophy and objective in terms of three agenda: development of highly creative human resources endowed with a spirit of respect for others and yearning for peace, creation of new knowledge rooted in Nagasaki, and contribution to the local community and international society based on the University's total capability. To accomplish this philosophy and objective, it provides both highly specialized knowledge and a wide-ranging general education to nourish a rich humanity and keen intelligence. In this way, it is devoted to production of specialized professionals who are equipped with deep insight and high powers of action enabling accurate accommodation of needs in an increasingly complex and diverse society, as well as a rich creativity for extensive activity in fields such as economics, international relations, information media, nursing, and nutrition. Similarly, the graduate school endeavors to raise degrees of expertise even higher and turn out people possessed of a broad outlook and lofty specialized knowledge capable of pursuing careers as experts in their respective fields.

University Objectives

* Excellent Education
  - Improvement of the quality of general and specialized education in pursuit of a more high-level international standard
  - Deepening of student sensibility through dialogue between faculty and students
  - Development of fuller and better teaching methods such as small-group classes
* Distinctive Studies
  - Improvement in the quality of studies throughout the University
  - Promotion of research projects accenting local characteristics
  - Emergence as a center of education and research interchange mainly in the East Asian region
* High-quality Student Services
  - Career counseling attuned to the uniqueness and desires of each and every student
  - Active support for student sports, cultural activities, and social experiences

Features of the University

* Human Resource Development (development of highly creative students endowed with a spirit of respect for others and yearning for peace)
  To produce students who are sensitive to trends in today's rapidly changing society and can exercise their skills requires the nurturing of a rich humanity and high intelligence based on the spirit of striving for peace. To this end, the University provides education in economics, international relations, information, nursing, nutrition, and various other fields through partnership spanning a wide range of general and specialized education services. It shall foster the growth of both specialized and expert professionals who are highly creative and equipped with the keen insight and powers of action needed for accurately addressing issues in today's increasingly complex and diverse society. It also plans to produce personnel with sophisticated powers of international communication, mainly in English and Chinese, who can contribute to the advancement of Asia and the world in general while taking a hand in the development of globalizing societies and regions. More specifically, admission policies on the faculty level set certain quotas for candidates from Nagasaki and outlying islands in entrance by AO and recommendation examinations. In the education aspect, measures include an integrated curriculum common to all faculties, arrangements for remote instruction, and other steps for fuller general education, as well as reinforcement of language instruction through improvement of programs for intensive foreign language learning and instatement of academic ratings based on grade percent average (GPA). On the level of graduate studies, with the institution of the new Graduate School of Global Communication (Division of Multi-Cultural Exchange/Division of Info-Media), postgraduate courses were established in all faculties. This has made it possible to produce expert professionals with even higher levels of specialized knowledge and skills.

* Knowledge Creation (creation of new knowledge rooted in Nagasaki)
  In the conviction that studies should be undertaken toward the goals of assuring respect for humanity, world peace and human welfare, the University shall constantly strive to refine the methods and substance of research, probe for truth, and create knowledge. It intends to actively promote distinctive research grounded in the geographical, historical, and cultural attributes of Nagasaki, which includes many islands and diverse sea areas and has a long history of exchange with other parts of East Asia, in order to create additional knowledge rooted in the region.
  In particular, the University places priority on research related to matters such as human safety/security and peace, outlying islands, and East Asia, in keeping with its intention to function as a hub of knowledge not only in the prefectural and national contexts but also in the international one.

* Social Contribution (contribution to the local community and international society based on the University's total capability)
  Through comprehensive application of the University's available human, material, and intellectual resources and organizations, the University is committed to extensive contribution to the improvement of the health and well-being of local residents, promotion of local industries, and creation of new local culture. To the same end, it is going to promote collaboration with industry, academia, and government as a center of knowledge in the area. It also pursues partnership and cooperation with the community for a flexible and positive-minded accommodation of the diversifying needs of prefectural residents in such respects as lifelong learning and community development. Nagasaki was for a long time Japan's sole window to the West and East Asia, and has a history of dealings with other countries as well as human and cultural ties to the rest of East Asia close by. The University shall make the most of these historical and geographical characteristics of Nagasaki in vigorously developing interaction with overseas universities and research institutions, mainly in East Asia, and assisting international economic advancement and cultural enhancement.
  To be more specific, the University shall develop human resources (students) of the sort needed by the region, raise the rate of post-graduate employment, and support the challenge of professions on a higher level. In addition, it hopes to contribute to society through implementation of practical research projects aimed at improving the health and well-being of local residents and promotion of their communities.