Shinshu University, Nagano Campus

Shinshu University, Nagano Campus

Nagano, Japan | Public


Shinshu University, abbreviated to Shindai, is a Japanese national University. The University has several campuses namely: Matsumoto, Nagano, Ueda, and Minami - Minowa. The school was founded in 1873 and it was established as a University in 1949, at which time the following institutions were subsumed into it: Nagano Normal School, Nagano Youths Normal School, Matsumoto High School, Matsumoto Medical College, and Nagano Prefectural College of Agriculture and Forestry.

Globally, the Shinshu University ranked 698th according to Best Global University Rankings, 801th according to World University Rankings and 801th according to QS World University Rankings. More so, the Times Higher Education ranked the University 54th in Japan University Rankings 2018.



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The Nagano Campus of Shinshu University is located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Nagano Prefecture is a prefecture located in the Chuba region of Japan. The capital is the city of Nagano. Nagano has many highland areas, including most of the Kita - Alps, Chuo - Alps, and Minami - the Alps which extend into the neighboring Prefectures. Due to the abundance of these regions in this area, the land available for inhabitance is relatively limited. There are two local J. League Clubs: Nagano Parceiro and Matsumoto Yamaga FC. The Prefecture is twinned with - “Changua County, Taiwan”, “Hebei, China”, and “Missouni, USA”. In addition to its natural science beauty and rich history, Nagano was host to the 1998 Winter Olympics, which gained the Prefecture International recognition as a world-class sports destination, and a Shinkansen line to Tokyo.


Shinshu University consists of a number of buildings and infrastructures on campus. In addition to the main campus buildings, it has some other buildings - Fiber Innovation Incubator, Center for Shinshu Medical Innovation of Regional Technology (CSMIT), Satellite Venture Business Laboratory (SVBL), Shinshu Incubation Center for medical device and functional food Development, Shinshu University Tokyo Office and Shinshu advanced Science and Technology Center. The objectives of the Satellite Venture business laboratory are to promote exploratory research and development for Venture Businesses and to cultivate Human Resources with a specialist business capability and entrepreneurial spirit. Fiber Innovation Incubator has a pilot line capable of research and development ranging from production of practical prototype products and analysis and evaluation, using the most advanced fiber engineering equipment. Similarly, the other buildings are used with their specific purposes.

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Students of University can use International House, Dormitories, and Apartments for a living. The International houses are provided with different facilities such as - Laundry rooms, Lounge, and Meeting room. Student dormitories are located around each campus. Since these dormitories accommodate students without distinction, nationality, international students will have opportunities to communicate with Japanese students. Students can also use apartments but apartments in Japan are usually unfurnished.


Shinshu University has a faculty to student ratio of about 1:9. University has a total number of academic staff of 1,179 and a total number of students are 10,970 including 3% of international students. Student ratio of females to males is 32:68. There are 9,202 undergraduates and 1,768 postgraduates.

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Since the University has a number of notable alumni and notable faculty, they can provide best-ever knowledge to their students which helps them in getting best-ever jobs and placements around the world. Moreover, the University conducts a number of programs related to the career path of the students which helps them in acquiring more knowledge about how to grow their career.

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