“Looking Towards the Future with High Aspirations”
Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University was founded in 1881 by nine veterinarians. It set up its operations in Otowa, in Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward, in a corner of the Denzuin, a branch of the Gokokuji Temple. Since then, 137 years later, we have a reputation of being the best institute for education in Life Science and other related disciplines. Our educational philosophy is “to develop high-quality veterinarians, specialists, and researchers who have a heart full of love and a dedication to science.” Our educational approach is encapsulated in the phrase, “Respect and Mutual Harmony.” In other words, we develop our students to be individuals who are rich in humanity, overflowing with creativity and practical ability, and filled with a sense of modesty, cooperation, kindness, and humaneness.
Our university consists of two faculties-the Faculty of Veterinary Science, with its two schools of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Nursing and Technology, and the Faculty of Applied Life Science, which also has two schools, Animal Science, and Food Science and Technology. Accordingly, our University comprises two faculties and four schools in total. Further, our Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine and Life Science has one postgraduate course with three major subjects-a Doctoral Course in Veterinary Medicine, Doctoral and Master’s Course in Veterinary Nursing and Technology, and Doctoral and Master’s Course in Applied Life Science. With an approximate capacity of 200 staff and 1,700 students, we are a small teaching institution, but we take great pride in our long history and traditions as a school. As a veterinary institute in today’s era of advanced veterinary medicine and veterinary education, we run the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Further, we also run the Fuji Animal Research Farm as the production of farm animals and education in farm animal veterinary medicine at the base of Mt. Fuji.
Our University is an educational and research hub, spanning areas such as Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Nursing and Technology, Animal Science, and Food Science and Technology. Zoonotic diseases, food and the environment, energy resources, and a host of other global issues are problems that our world currently faces. No permanent solution has yet been found, regardless of the efforts that have been made to approach them within the confines of traditional disciplinary boundaries. In order to face these problems, we need to adopt an interdisciplinary approach that combines agriculture and medicine with engineering and the sciences to achieve new outlooks and ideas centered on harmony between people and their environment with the effective and sustainable use of natural resources. We are called upon to deepen the mutual bonds between disciplines and apply them in a broad range of areas.
Working together as a whole and acting in concert across a wide range of disciplines, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University is committed to making contributions to Veterinary Medicine on a worldwide scale and secure a healthier world through the provision of safe food resources. At the same time, we want to contribute to the creation of a prosperous and vibrant society by facing and tackling the challenges of our century such as maintaining biodiversity.
|1881||Established as the first private veterinary school in Japan|
|1949||Name changed to Nippon Veterinary and Zootechnical College|
|1952||Merged with Nippon Medical School|
|1962||Established Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine|
|1967||Established School of Food Science and Technology|
|1984||Initiated a six-year program for students in the School of Veterinary Medicine|
|1991||Name changed to Nippon Veterinary and Animal Science University|
|1992||Established Fuji Animal Research Farm in Yamanashi Prefecture|
|2003||Built new Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital|
|2005||Established School of Veterinary Nursing and Technology|
|Established Masters course in Applied Life Science in the Graduate School|
|2006||Name changed to Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University|
|2008||Established Doctoral course in Applied Life Science in the Graduate School|
|2009||Established Masters course in Veterinary Nursing and Technology in the Graduate School|
|2011||Established Doctoral course in Veterinary Nursing and Technology in the Graduate School|
|2011||Special ceremony for the 130th anniversary of the founding of the university|
|2015||Established The Wildlife Museum|