Nurturing Human Resources who Possess Love for Humanity and Animals in the Life Sciences
On October 1, in the first year of the Reiwa era, I was appointed the 10th President of Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University. Although universities are still beset with a range of challenges, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University is committed to further defining its societal role by utilizing the strengths and characteristics of each field of specialization .
In this context, the educational philosophy of our university is to produce high-quality veterinarians, professionals, and researchers who are dedicated to and passionate about science in all of our departments, including the Faculty of Veterinary Science, the Faculty of Applied Life Science, and the Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine and Life Science. Furthermore, as a pioneer in life sciences, environmental science, and food science in the Reiwa era, our university also aims to nurture and to develop comprehensive knowledge and skills in graduates, who contribute to society as researchers, educators, and professionals.
Since 2000, we have been implementing innovative reforms and promoting the development of the educational environment. We have changed the name of the university, reorganized the departments of undergraduate studies, and constructed new buildings. We have formulated a medium to long-term plan that serves as a blueprint for the future. While continuing to achieve greater accomplishments, the university is also fostering human resources who possess a love for humanity and animals.
Taking advantage of its small scale, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University supports academic and human growth through daily, face-to-face interactions with students. Moreover, our university aims to provide experiences outside of academics to foster human personnel in the life sciences who graduate from the university as independent students who are resourceful and can contribute to society.
In the future, I hope that students are motivated to take on relevant responsibilities and roles in the life sciences, environmental science, and food science. I hope that students, the local community, and society can learn together in the small but fun-loving learning environment at Musashi-sakai.
President Kazumasa Shimizu
|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|