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Shinshu University

Nagano, Japan

Public

Shinshu University

Matsumoto, Japan

Public

34%

Acceptance Rate

17:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

April

Intakes

68:32

Male: Female Ratio

34%

Acceptance Rate

17:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

April

Intakes

68:32

Male: Female Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Shinshu University was founded in 1949 as a national university after integrating seven institutions of higher education within Nagano Prefecture into one. The University gets its name from the Shinano province in Japan and is grounded in the many traditions of the region, the Nagano Prefecture, including its enterprising spirit and a sense of scholasticism. The original division of the present day Shinshu University was the Matsumoto Higher School, established in 1919. In 1949, after the establishment of the post-war university system, the School took the form of Shinshu University’s Faculty of Arts and Science. This, along with several other mergers and reorganizations, gave birth to a comprehensive university in Japan. Shinshu University ranks at #878 in US News and World Report Best Global Universities, #1202+ in Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the bracket #801-1000 in QS World University Rankings 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The main campus is located in the Nagano Prefecture in central Japan, known for its stunning natural landscapes. A wide range of education and research is carried out on the campuses at Matsumoto, Nagano, Ueda, and Ina, with a total number of staff of 1,100 and a total number of students of about 11,000. A comprehensive national university, Shinshu is academically divided into 8 faculties and 8 graduate schools, which are, the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, and the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology. Programs at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels are offered. The University offers unique programs called training and competency programs, including Strategy Design, Life Creator, Environmental Awareness, Local Innovator Development programs and more, which are centered around building practical skills

Accomplishments and Alumni

Shinshu University is a comprehensive national University that falls among the top 300 universities in Asia and among the top 50 in Japan. It was the first ever University to host the Winter Olympics in 1988. It is also the only University to have a Textile Science Faculty in Japan. It ranks #1 for Outreach and has been ranked as the #1 Environment-Friendly University for three years in a row, in the UI GreenMetric in recognition of its sustainability and environment conservation practices.  UAE Ambassador visits Global Aqua Innovation Center at Shinshu University in search of collaboration opportunities. Some of its outreach projects are Crowdfunding and the Hanasaka Gunti Project and the Apple project. Notable personalities have graduated from Shinshu University, including the likes of Kei Kumai - a film director, Kyoko Ishida -  Olympic Medalist in Volleyball, Sohei Miyashita - Head of the Japan Defense Agency and the Environmental Agency, Koji Kobayashi (Computer Scientist) and novelist, Morio Kita. In all, the University has graduated over 1,04,538 students till date, a majority of whom continue to stay in touch with the University and its students.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Shinshu University has a student community of nearly 11,000, out of which 360 are international students. Out of the overall student body, 8,880+ are undergraduates, while 1950+ are graduate students. The University has partnerships with universities globally, including in Central and South America, Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, Australia, that offers international exposure through study abroad programs to the students. Shinshu University offers academic advising, Japanese language courses, job search assistance, part-time work or volunteering opportunities, as well as opportunities to interact with the local community. Many reputed companies visit this university for placements.

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3%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

801-1000

Global Ranking

QS-2022

1201

Global Ranking

THE-2022

801-1000

Global Ranking

QS-2022

1201

Global Ranking

THE-2022

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Excellent academic background.

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This scholarship aims to help international students who belong to Asian countries.

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Excellent academic background.

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This scholarship is awarded to students applying to undergraduate programs.

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