Shimane University Charter

Shimane University shall deeply pursue truths at the heart of education, teach and research specialized arts and sciences, and strive to develop a prosperous society that coexists with nature through the university’s education and research activities, medical care, and social contributions.

Above all, Shimane University’s mission is to train students who will contribute to the development and social progress of a peaceful international community with a global perspective.

In order to realize this mission, Shimane University places importance on tradition and spirit cultivated as the foundation of knowledge and culture, and aims to be a "university rooted in the local community and shines with individuality that transmits from the community to the world." With all the students, faculty and staff members’ cooperation, Shimane University shall strive to be a university that fosters students and grows together with them.

1. To foster the development of individuals with initiative who possess a high degree of expertise and human compassion.

Shimane University shall cultivate individuals with a high degree of expertise who can take on important roles in modern society and have a foundation of a high sense of public-mindedness and ethics. Shimane University shall offer an educational environment within the rich nature, history, and culture of the San’in region where students can freely devote themselves as autonomous individuals to learning while being actively involved in society through academic and other related activities.

2. To promote a high international standard of research based on unique, local issues.

Shimane University shall promote research in a diverse range of academic fields to respond to the multi-faceted demands of society, further develop distinctive, interdisciplinary research, and create an internationally-recognized center for original research.
Shimane University, in response to societal demands, shall promote unique research projects that are based on local issues.

3. To promote social service programs that can solve local problems.

Shimane University shall disseminate the results of its academic research through education, scholastics, research, and medical care.
By cooperating and collaborating with local citizens, Shimane University shall endeavor to solve the problems of the local community and contribute to the building of a prosperous society.

4. To promote international exchange with Asia and other foreign countries.

Shimane University, as a regionally-based international university, shall contribute to peace and development of the international community, starting with Asia, by disseminating valuable information and promoting exchanges of academic research, culture, and people.

5. To respect academic freedom and human rights and promote public trust in the university.

Shimane University shall lay an appropriate foundation as a center of learning by honoring the spirit of the pursuit of truth, by respecting academic freedom and human rights, and by promoting harmony with the environment.
The management of Shimane University shall be highly transparent and proactive, and reflect the opinions held both inside and outside the university.