Mie University's predecessor, Mie Normal School, was founded in 1874 and is the oldest of the existing five faculties.
Mie University has five faculties of Humanities, Law and Economics; Education; Medicine; Engineering and Bioresources, and also six graduate schools those with Graduate School of Regional Innovation Studies. In addition, there are many facilities such as College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Life Science Research Center, Community-University Research Cooperation Center, Center for International Education and Research, Mie Global Environment Center for Education & Research, Center for Information Technologies and Networks, Higher Education Development Center, and Center for Student Support.
In Mie University, we strive to enhance various creative applied and basic research activities, and keep our traditions to develop further international research in scientific fields and innovative research contributing towards the society.
Career Development Education
Educational Program for Career Peer Supporter Qualification
We encourage students to gain the beginner and upper level qualifications of Mie University in order to obtain a wide range of work experiences. The students who have finished this program become peer supporters to assist the education of students.
Education for Sustainable Development
We encourage students to gain various environmental qualifications. The students who have completed the subjects specified by this program will be granted the "Certificate for Education for Sustainable Development Program."
Education for Collaborating with Society
Mie University conducts career advancement education which develops independent personnel with social and practical abilities through mutual support programs with faculty, staff members and students setting peer support office.
For the development and nurturing of international personnel, we offer six programs:Foreign Language Program:Students have opportunities to participate in foreign language programs at our partnership universities for English and for German.
Tri-U International Joint Seminar & Symposium:This is an academic seminar for students to enhance their international experiences, which is held every year at one of the three founder universities (Mie University, Chiang Mai University in Thailand, and Jiangsu University in China) in turn since 1994. Bogor Agricultural University, indonesia, was newly added as one of the host universities from 2011.At the conference, students from invited universities present their research papers in English on the themes of "Population, Food, Energy and Environment." In 2013, the 20th-Anniversary conference was held at Mie University with participants from 20 partner universities. In 2014, the Seminar & Symposium will be held at Chiang Mai University in Thailand.Double Degree Program:Mie University has established an collaborative educational program with overseas partner universities, making it possible to earn a bachelor's degree from both Tianjin Normal University in China and Mie University, and also to earn a Master's degree from Sriwijaya University and Universitas Padjadjaran in Indonesia and Mie University.
The Mie University Library has three functions-research support, learning support and regional contribution-based on the three pillars of service, and it collects/provides extensive learning information necessary for research and studies.
The Mie University Faculty of Medicine Hospital opened a new hospital/medical treatment ward in January 2012 and is now implementing highly advanced medical technology in an advanced treatment hospital.
Promotion of High School Education( Educational Collaboration between Universities and High Schools)
Mie University contributes toward promotion of the "Super Science High School Program(SSH)" and "Science Partnership Program(SPP)." We also offer conferences for promoting educational collaboration between universities and high schools, and accredited open classes and summer seminars to high school students. In addition, Mie University faculty members visit high schools and give "Delivery Lectures." In 2013, we visited high schools around 130 times for 5,200 students.
Lectures for Renewing Teaching Certificate
We offer "Lectures for Renewing Teaching Certificate" accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology, which is obligated for the teachers to renew their certificates. About 3,100 people took the lectures in the 121 courses in 2014.