University of Shizuoka

The University of Shizuoka (静岡県立大学, Shizuoka Kenritsu Daigaku), is a public university in Shizuoka, Japan.

University of Shizuoka
Shizuoka Kenritsu Daigaku
Yada Campus, the University of Shizuoka
Former names
Shizuoka College of Pharmacy (静岡薬科大学), Shizuoka Women's College (静岡女子大学), Shizuoka Women's Junior College (静岡女子短期大学)
MottoCreativity, Knowledge, Cooperation and Diligence (創知協働, Sochi Kyodo)
ChairmanMasachika Suzuki
PresidentNaohide Kinae
Vice-presidentMasakuni Degawa
Hiroaki Fukawa
DeanNaoto Oku
Tsutomu Nakayama
Hisao Tomizawa
Hideo Koyama
Masato Kimura
Yasuyuki Imai
Hirokazu Kobayashi
Yoshiki Hayashi
Akihiro Okumura
Haruko Shikimori
Masahiro Sakata
Administrative staff
76 (junior college)
Other students
599 (junior college)
Location, ,
Nickname県大 (Kendai)
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Yada Campus
Yada Campus

The Japanese name of the university is Shizuoka Kenritsu Daigaku (静岡県立大学), which translates literally as "Prefectural University of Shizuoka." Since the English version of the Japanese term prefecture is unfamiliar to many English speakers, the university's English name was simplified to the "University of Shizuoka." This leads to some confusion, in English at least, since another nearby national university has a very similar name in English (that institution is Shizuoka University (静岡大学)).

The University of Shizuoka is located in the prefectural capital of Shizuoka. The Yada main campus is near Kusanagi Station on the JR Tōkaidō Main Line, six minutes from Shizuoka Station. It is roughly halfway between the town centers of the former cities of Shimizu and Shizuoka (which were merged to form a single city in 2003). It forms an important part of a major cultural and educational complex which also includes the Shizuoka Prefectural Library and the Shizuoka Prefectural Art Museum.

The University of Shizuoka was created through the amalgamation of three former public colleges in 1987 and was expanded to comprise five colleges. These are the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, the Faculty of International Relations, the School of Administration and Informatics and the School of Nursing. In addition to the undergraduate programs offered in the various departments of these colleges, the university also maintains graduate schools in each of the five colleges, as well as a variety of research institutes, inter-disciplinary centers and other research centers. The university also operates a two-year junior college, which is on a separate campus from the main university.


  • School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Division of Pharmacy
    • Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • School of Food and Nutritional Sciences
    • Department of Food Life Sciences
    • Department of Nutritional Life Sciences
  • Faculty of International Relations
    • Department of International Relations
      • International Politics and Economics Course
      • International Behavioral Science Course
    • Department of International Languages and Cultures
      • British and American Culture Course
      • Japanese Culture Course
      • Asian Culture Course
      • European Culture Course
  • School of Administration and Informatics
    • Department of Administration and Informatics
  • School of Nursing
    • Department of Nursing

Graduate schoolEdit

  • Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Doctoral Program)
    • Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Division of Medicinal Sciences
    • Division of Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Graduate School of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences (Doctoral Program)
    • Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
    • Department of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Graduate School of International Relations (Master's Program)
    • Program of International Relations
    • Program of Comparative Cultural Studies
  • Graduate School of Administration and Informatics (Master's Program)
    • Division of Administration and Informatics
  • Graduate School of Nursing (Master's Program)
    • Division of Nursing

Research instituteEdit

  • Institute for Environmental Sciences
  • Institute of Sciences of Living
  • Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Medicinal Plant Garden
  • Center for Drug Discovery
  • Center for Korean Studies
  • Center for Regional Management Studies

Junior collegeEdit

  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Dental Hygiene
  • Department of Social Welfare
    • Division of Social Welfare
    • Division of Care Welfare

Chairmen of the board of directorsEdit

Chairmen of Shizuoka Prefectural University Corporation
  Name From To Notes
1   Masachika Suzuki April 1, 2007 March 31, 2011  
2   Hiroshi Takeuchi April 1, 2011 March 31, 2012  
3   Tasuku Honjo April 1, 2012 April 30, 2017  
-   (Hiroshi Kitō) (May 1, 2017) (January 31, 2018) (Acting)
4   Kazuo Oike April 1, 2018 (now)  


Presidents of the University of Shizuoka
  Name From To Notes
1   Kōji Uchizono April 1, 1987 March 31, 1993  
2   Takeshi Hoshi April 1, 1993 March 31, 1999  
3   Masaaki Hirobe April 1, 1999 March 31, 2005  
4   Masaru Nishigaki April 1, 2005 January 31, 2009  
-   (Naohide Kinae) (February 1, 2009) (March 9, 2009) (Acting)
5   Naohide Kinae March 10, 2009 March 31, 2015  
6   Hiroshi Kitō April 1, 2015 (now)  

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Coordinates: 34°59′42″N 138°26′43″E / 34.99500°N 138.44528°E / 34.99500; 138.44528