3Colleges&16Schools

Japanese universities are changing dramatically. In modern society, we are facing a variety of increasingly complicated and sophisticated challenges. Such challenges prompt us to develop new types of human resources and create new types of knowledge. Under these circumstances, and in keeping with our aim of being "a research university dedicated to education, while opening up its doors to both local and global society", Kanazawa University has, over the last several years, been pursuing the "paradigm of universities for the benefit of society"– a paradigm that befits this new age.

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The reorganization into three Colleges and 16 Schools, beginning in April 2008, represents the culmination of this pursuit. This "rebirth" will open the way to a bright future through the creation of even more advanced research and education — working together with those of you who wish to progress to university. We will continue to evolve, while making the most of our traditions. We hope you will devote yourself wholeheartedly to your education at our university, in order to grow into a capable, enterprising professional who will contribute to the society of the future.