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Shiga University

滋賀大学 (shigadaigaku) 

Updates

27 Sep 2019
Update:Shiga University

Overview

Shiga University

University/Junior College

University

Co-ed/Women Only

Co-ed

Year of Foundation

1949

History
Vision and Mission
Official Website(English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
English
Link
Chinese
Link
Features
Shiga University was established in 1949, as part of a new system for national universities in Japan.
At present, Shiga University has three faculties at the undergraduate level. The Faculty of Education, located in Otsu, dates back to 1874 when Shiga Normal School was established in Otsu. The Faculty of Economics, located in Hikone, was originally Hikone Commercial College, which was founded in 1922. Both faculties have carried on the history and the glorious traditions of their predecessor schools, while establishing post-graduate schools to further education and research in their respective fields.
In 2017, the new Faculty of Data Science is established. It is spotlighted as the first faculty of Data Science in Japan. This faculty commits to contribute for social development to nurture excellent personnel who leads the optimal decision-making based on the data utilization for the society in the future. Both education and economics students will understand data and know how to handle it, while data science students will develop the ability to apply their knowledge and skills in any field by first mastering education and economics; they will all broaden their knowledge over a wide range of subject areas. Shiga University will advance its education and research activities through integration of Arts and Sciences.
Link
TEL
+81-749-27-1005
Email
Contact Info(International Students)
Office of International Affairs, Tel:+81-749-27-1430
kokusai@biwako.shiga-u.ac.jp

Schools

As of May 1, 2019

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Data Science
Graduate School of Education
Graduate School of Economics
Graduate School of Data Science

International Networks

Membership of International University Associations
Partnerships with Overseas Institutions
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Student Exchange
21
Numbers of Partner Institutions Overseas for Research
29
Office for Concluding Partnerships:

Office of International Affairs, Tel:+81-749-27-1430, kokusai@biwako.shiga-u.ac.jp

Data Collection

As of May 1, 2019

Overall Income
5,773,862,000 yen
Research Income (Donation/Industry-university cooperation):
183,921,000 yen
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research:
134,277,000 yen
Number of Full-time Academic Staff/Faculty Members
213

3802
students

Total Enrollment

3580
students

Undergraduate Enrollment

222
students

Graduate Enrollment

Third-party Quality Assurance

Institutional Accreditation
Institutional Certified Evaluation and Accreditation NIAD-QE (2016)
Program Accreditation

Campus Location

Main Campus
Hikone campus
522-8522,1-1-1 Bamba,Hikone, Shiga Google Map
【Schools】
Faculty of Economics , Faculty of Data Science , Graduate School of Economics , Graduate School of Data Science

The Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Data Science and the Graduate School of Economics are located in Hikone Campus. In addition, the Graduate School of Data Science is established in 2019. Hikone is a historical city within Shiga Prefecture, with the prefecture also being the home of Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest freshwater lake. The Hikone Campus is actually located close by the shores of Lake Biwa, near Hikone Castle.
The Faculty of Education and the Graduate School of Education are located in Otsu Campus. Otsu city is the capital of the Shiga Prefecture. The Otsu Campus is situated near the Seta River, close by Ishiyamadera Temple.
Both campuses abound with natural greenery, their settings offering quiet, calm and composed study environments.
Campus Overview and Access
Suburban Link
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities(e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library(e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students

Other Campus

Campus
Otsu campus
520-0862,2-5-1 Hiratsu,Otsu, Shiga Google Map
【Schools】
Faculty of Education , Graduate School of Education
Campus Overview and Access
Suburban Link
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities(e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library(e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students

Academic Support

Academic Support
  • Assignment of a tutor; Support from educational support staff members, TAs, RAs, etc.
  • Programs and support to strengthen language(Japanese) abilities
  • Support by fellow students(peer support/buddy system)
  • Support in English or an international student’s native language
  • Other support for international students
Cultural Experience Opportunities

Dormitories/School-supported Housing

Halls of Residence/Dormitories provided
Provided
Monthly Fees in Yen:5,900
The dormitory meals available:Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Graduate student
  • Short-term exchange student
  • Family with several members
Monthly Fees in Yen:4,300
The dormitory meals available:Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Long-term exchange student
Monthly Fees in Yen:4,000
The dormitory meals available:Unavailable
Eligibility
  • Men
  • Women
  • Undergraduate freshman
  • Undergraduate sophomore
  • Undergraduate junior
  • Undergraduate senior
  • Long-term exchange student

Accommodation Support

Other Housing and Accommodation
University Guarantor Available
Accommodation Support for International Academic Staff
Academic Staff Housing Provided

Employment Opportunities on Campus

Employment Opportunities
  • Part-time jobs on campus; TAs and RAs
  • Introductions from the university or university coop for part-time jobs
  • Part-time jobs on campus; Others

Health Care

Physical and Mental Health Support (for International Students)
  • Physical Assistance / Mental Counseling in Japanese
  • Physical Assistance / Mental Counseling in Foreign Languages
  • Health Check
  • Limited Medical Assistance
Facilities and Services
  • Athletic Grounds and Facilities(e.g., gyms)
  • Facilities for extracurricular activities
  • Rest areas
  • Computer rooms
  • Environments for independent learning other than the library(e.g., learning commons)
  • Barrier-free Universal Design
  • Cafeteria/On-Campus Store
  • Free Wi-Fi for students
Disability Support Services
  • Student mutual support(e.g., note taking)
  • Consultation service(in Japanese)

Safety

Crisis Management
Available

Libraries

Libraries
Shiga University Library(Main Library on the Hikone campus) Link
Shiga University Library(Branch Library on the Otsu campus) Link

Centers and Institutes

Web Pages of Centers and Institutes
Published Academic Articles and Citations
Campus Publication
In-house Journals
Link