Our Mission Statement

1. Our Mission

Creating and fostering higher knowledge and wisdom

How can we, the human race, develop and grow in a steady and sustainable manner for the sake of future generations? At Okayama University, we have the answer. It is imperative that we build up our knowledge in order to advance education and research. As a public institution of higher learning, we are committed to contributing to this advancement by providing a positive environment for the creation of higher knowledge through research and the passing on of wisdom to younger generations through education and community service.

2. Our Purpose

Building up a new paradigm for a sustainable world

As one of the leading universities in Japan, we aim to create and establish a new paradigm for the sustainable development of the world. We are being confronted with problems of global proportions in terms of the environment, energy issues, food supplies, economics, health, security and education. Thus, we are constantly seeking ways for humans to co-exist in harmony with nature. With this in mind, our university offers a wide range of academic fields, which become the basis of the integrated graduate schools. This not only allows us to conduct the most advanced and up-to-date research, but also provides an enriching educational experience.

3. Our Goals

(1) For education

Okayama University's most important mission is to provide an enriching educational environment for our students. Our commitment to each and every student is to offer them meaningful interaction with the university faculty and staff, whether it be in classroom settings or one-on-one tutorials. In this way, we hope to develop graduates who can think critically and logically and who can contribute to society.
Diploma Policy of Okayama University

(2) For research

We believe that the research we engage in is a fundamental basis for the innovation and creativity in this university. We are striving to become one of the leading research institutions of Japan and the world.

(3) For society

As an institution of higher learning, Okayama University creates a wide range of knowledge and technologies which can be used to help solve the problems of society and we interactive with the outside community.

(4) For administration

To achieve our goals in research and education by the highly efficient management system, we can make even better use of the resources from our own faculties, staff, and facilities.

(5) For self-evaluation

To provide accountability as a public institution, we constantly evaluate our work in research, education, our contribution to society, and university management. The results of these evaluations are taken into account for future university reform.