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Message from the President

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Shimane University was established as a national university in 1949 and is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Shimane University has continued to expand and currently consists of six faculties across two campuses. Matsue Campus is home to the Faculty of Law and Literature, the Faculty of Education,the Faculty of Human Sciences, the Interdisciplinary Faculty of Science and Engineering, the Faculty of Life and Environmental Science, in addition to all of the graduate courses belonging to these faculties. Izumo Campus comprises of the Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medical Research.




Shimane University’s goal is to enable students to develop international perspectives and their ability to become leaders in each region of the world. While studying here, students are equipped with the ability to cope with diverse problems like those they encounter in modern society. They are also empowered to take advantage of their accumulated knowledge, their cross-cultural awareness, and their technological skills. Furthermore, I believe that an important mission of Shimane University is to contribute to international society through creative research conducted using international standards.



 Currently, we have more than 200 international students from various countries,and they are working hard to master their specialized fields. Studying alongside Japanese friends and other international students, these students also learn Japanese traditions and culture. Shimane University is located in an area of Japan well-endowed with nature, including Lake Shinji, UNESCO Global Geopark, the Oki Islands, and Mount Sanbe. In addition, Shimane Prefecture has many historical and cultural assets, including Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, which is a World Heritage Site, Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, and Matsue Castle, which is a National Treasure. Living here, students may come to feel a connection with the wonderful nature, history, and culture of Japan.As such, they can devote themselves to studying and learning at Shimane University in a peaceful environment with rich and abundant nature.




I, along with all the staff members and students, sincerely hope that you will choose to come to Shimane University and enjoy your university life here.


President of Shimane University   HATTORI Yasunao