About the University
Development of an International Perspective
One of our main goals is to help Niigata emerge as an international presence that will play an active role on the world stage and serve as a hub for exchange with other countries in East Asia. To this end, we are working to raise international awareness, deepen our understanding of different cultures, and improve our ability to communicate in English and regional languages. We are committed to promoting social and cultural exchange with foreign countries - in East Asia and beyond - and to maintaining a truly global perspective in all of our educational and research activities.
Each region maintains its own social identity even as it globalizes. We must work to develop our regional strengths and local industries and gain a better understanding of the culture and nature that surrounds us as we engage with the various challenges we face as a community. The University of Niigata Prefecture is committed to the local community and devoted to producing graduates who care deeply about the region and who will work diligently to develop the region and extend its role within the larger world.
Development of Human Qualities
Regional development can only succeed through the development of its people. Capable individuals who can realize their potential are the essential foundation for any well-functioning regional society and necessary for effective interaction with other societies and nations. In order to cultivate such individuals, we offer education that is carefully structured to meet the needs of each student and provide an environment in which students actively encourage and engage with one another as they pursue their goals.