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Tottori University Charter

Tottori University was established in 1949 as a national university under the new system of National School Establishment Law with three faculties, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Medicine. It was integrated with Tottori Teacher Training Institute and Tottori Young Men's Teacher Training Institute both of which have roots in Training Center for Elementary School Teachers established in 1874, Tottori Professional School of Agriculture and Forestry which descended from Tottori Advanced Agricultural School established in 1920, and Yonago Medical College which previously known as Yonago Prefectural School of Medicine established in 1945. Later in 1965 Faculty of Engineering was established to aim for regional industrial development.
Throughout the time of its predecessors and until today, Tottori University has focused on practical learning, challenged the issues facing the regional communities through taking advantage of knowledge that human beings have developed, and contributed to the region through improving people's life and promoting industrial development. Meanwhile the university has sent out practical universal knowledge for human beings to the world through seeking solutions for the issues and made a significant contribution to the establishment of peaceful society, development of human resources and academic improvement.

Tottori University has pursued activities with a global vision while keeping a close relationship with the local communities. In light of the global age with a blend of various senses of values, the university is committed to fulfill its responsibilities for the societies as a Code of Conduct through understanding that there are variety of cultures and ideas, and having compassion for the minorities and people who are suffering from hardship.

Tottori University Principle Concept "Fusion of Knowledge and Practice"

Tottori University shall respect the tradition which represents practical learning and activities collaborating with the regional communities and expanding them to the world, and shall continue the activities to advance the knowledge to wisdom through deepening the knowledge to acquire theories and contributing widely to the regional and international societies through practice. That is, the university is committed to work for education, research and service to the societies through setting "Fusion of Knowledge and Practice" as a school principle concept, with which problem solution and knowledge-building can be performed through mutual inspiration between theories and practice.

Tottori University's Goals

Tottori University shall continue moving forward to create the future where people can live with peace of mind through the principle concept of "Fusion of Knowledge and Practice". The following three goals are set based on understanding that overcoming of the global level issues should be started from solving the local issues, and the local issues should be handled with global perspective and most importantly should be beneficial for the welfare of people.

  1. To develop well-educated human resources who can play a key role in society
  2. To promote cutting-edge research that contributes to solving global and social issues
  3. To contribute to the international and regional communities, and to unite with regions

Tottori University shall strive to achieve the goals with full efforts in hoping that the next generation would take over this learning institution with respect through thinking of the former generation's efforts to build the today's university and observing the proud tradition.