Located in the prefectural capital Morioka, Iwate University is known for being the alma mater of the famous author and poet, Kenji Miyazawa. The university's main missions are: Disaster Recovery-Vitalization of Local Areas, Development of Global Human Resources, and Fostering Innovation. To this effect, Iwate University has become known as a leader for recovery of areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. Thus, it is a “locally-oriented university,” contributing to a sustainable local community.
Iwate University was founded in 1949 with the Faculties of Liberal Arts, Engineering, and Agriculture, and continues to grow to this day. As of April 2016 our four undergraduate faculties have been reorganized into Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, Science and Engineering, and Agriculture, with a master's program in each Faculty. These programs were integrated into the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in April 2017, offering divisions in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Regional Development and Creativity, Science and Engineering, and Agriculture. The university also offers a doctoral program in the Faculty of Engineering, the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences and the Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences.
In addition, we have many interdisciplinary departments and affiliated institutions to support our academic activities, such as the Center for Teaching, Leaning, and Career Development; Global Education Center; Super-Computing and Information Sciences Center; and Health Administration Center.
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