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Akita University’s Basic Principles, Essential Goals and Educational Targets

Akita University has established the following set of basic principles, and has formed five essential goals to help achieve these. Furthermore, it has also established the following set of educational targets based on the qualities in students that it seeks to develop through its educational programs.

Basic Principles

  1. Promotion of world-class education and research
  2. A commitment to regional development and the resolution of global issues
  3. Development of capable human resources who can assume important roles both in Japan and overseas

Essential Goals

  1. To establish a student-centered education system and develop human resources who possess a wide-ranging education, in-depth expertise, rich personal qualities and a high level of ethics
  2. To promote creative research projects of all kinds, from basic to applied, especially those intended to promote a harmonious co-existence with nature
  3. To facilitate regional co-existence in which the university develops and grows alongside local communities
  4. To establish international centers for education and research to help deal with various global issues
  5. To build a flexible and organic management framework under the leadership of the President

Educational Targets

Undergraduate Courses

  1. To develop human resources who, gifted with the ability of responding flexibly to changes in society, are capable of contributing to the development of society based on a wide-ranging education, in-depth expertise, rich personal qualities and sound ethics
  2. To nurture human resources who are able to make contributions to local cultural and economic development
  3. To foster human resources with the kinds of communication skills and intercultural sensitivities befitting members of the international community

Graduate Courses

  1. To develop human resources who are in possession of advanced expertise, intellectual creativity and sound ethics befitting members of the international community
  2. To train human resources with the potential to become leaders who are gifted with advanced research skills