Featuring nine faculties, five graduate schools, two professional schools, two research institutes and a university hospital, Niigata University is a large-scale university covering a comprehensive range of academic fields-including humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, medical and dental sciences and much more. Niigata University endeavors to promote distinctive, world-class research within each of these various fields.
In addition, Niigata University strives to cultivate students’ global competence, and develop students who possess both the high-level expertise and refined sensibilities needed to tackle 21st-century challenges while playing an active role in a wide range of fields throughout the world. Thus, Niigata University actively promotes independent and creative studies for our students while also striving to be an international base for research and education, constantly improving the level of our post-graduate education while promoting collaborative research with overseas universities and institutes.
The ideals of Niigata University shall be those of autonomy and creation based on the traditions of simplicity and modesty fostered in the lofty ambition (we call it "earth of Koshi") and the enterprising spirit of a port city opened to the world, and the university shall have contribution to the steady development of the region and the world through education and research as its purpose.
In order to realize these ideals and achieve its purpose:
The university's fundamental educational aim shall lie in its acquisition of a wealth of culture and a high level of expertise through carefully selected curricula to accurately address the issues of the day, and the nurturing of talented people to play a wide range of roles
The university's fundamental research aim shall lie in its inheritance of intellectual assets in traditional academic fields while promoting cross-field research capitalizing on the special characteristics of the university and creative research having value in the eyes of the world
The university's fundamental aim in contribution to society shall lie in its support for the development of regional and international society, as a key institution of education and research in the Northeast Asian area as a core component, through medical treatment and collaborative activities between industry, government and academia
The university's fundamental management and operation aim shall lie in its continued reform efforts aiming for the most suitable kind of administration, in order to preserve legitimacy as a university having the support of the citizenry