Kanazawa University's SGU vision

KU's vision for 10 years in the future

a research university dedicated to education,
while opening up its doors to both local and global society

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  1. A university that provides high-quality education on international standards based on the unique global standard for human resources training (KUGS)
    Delivering innovative education that fosters the ability, strength, and human resilience to succeed in international society
  2. A university that leads the globalization of Japan by nurturing "Kanazawa University Brand" human resources who take active roles in the world
    Educating and graduating human resources under the KU brand who can thrive as core leaders in today's knowledge-based society, regardless of region or country
  3. A university that is the core of the world's network of higher education and research in East Asia
    Attracting a concentration of diverse human resources from across Japan and around the world as the center of an advanced education and research network spanning Asia, the Americas, and Europe, through strategic educational and research alliances with outstanding universities overseas

Targets for 10 years in the future: 2013 → 2023

Percentage of faculty from abroad and faculty with degrees earned or experience in education and research abroad


Percentage of international students


Percentage of Japanese students experience studying abroad with credit transfer


Students' English-language level

TOEIC 760pts.
TOEFL-iBT 80pts.(target)

Percentage of courses offered in English

3.9 of
postgraduate courses
2.4% of
undergraduate courses
100% of
postgraduate courses
50% of
undergraduate courses