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 With the agreement of the Japanese people and in accordance with the Fundamental Law of Education, Kochi University shall promote the development of opportunities for learning and research and the production of human resources.

Kochi University’s General Objectives

 Kochi University, located between the Shikoku Mountains and the Nankai Trough, is a comprehensive university offering education and research under the slogan From Regionality to Globality and from Globality to Regionality. Based on a philosophy of local, relevant decision-making and regional community collaboration, we aim to help develop a safe, sustainable society where people live in harmony with the environment.

 We strengthen our principle of comprehensive education through regional collaboration and by producing professionals who boast profound problem-solving capabilities. Based on the special features of the Kuroshio Region, our international education and published research contribute both to regional communities and international society.

 To that end, we can state the following fundamental objectives.

 

1.Education

 We aim to realize comprehensive general education by helping students to acquire both specialized knowledge in their diploma area and diversified ways of thinking in multi-disciplinary fields, thereby producing individuals who can contribute to the development of society with flexible, transferable skills.

 Our special responsibility as the only national university in Kochi Prefecture is to provide multidisciplinary education in regionality, ocean studies, disaster risk management and medicine, thereby developing individuals who can contribute to regional communities and activities.

 

2. Research

 Our research will be centered around human society, the ocean, the environment and life science, providing benefits to regional communities including practical disaster risk management.

 We also aim at the promotion of academic exchanges, including multidisciplinary exchanges, within and across universities, especially among those in the Kuroshio Region.

 

3. Community Link and Internationalization

 We strengthen our system of regional research collaboration, so as to solve regional problems both systematically and flexibly. This is in keeping with our responsibility as an indispensable resource for the regional communities here.

 We prioritize our relations with countries in the Asia-Pacific region, utilizing our special regional resources throughout our international education and research collaborations.

 Our overarching principle is to develop GLOCAL Education and Research, offering to the world our regionally generated research products and in turn applying the benefits of global trends to our regional communities.

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