MESSAGE from THE CHAIRMAN

Chairman: Kunitake Ando

The University of Nagano aims to be an open institution that develops energetic people with diverse values, a global perspective and an entrepreneurial spirit.
The Silicon Valley in the United States is a source of a constant stream of new industries. The background to this is attributed to university faculty who actively provide their support for various start-ups, as well as students with grand ambitions of bringing change to the world to take on new challenges. I also want to develop a framework where new industries and innovations might be born through the concerted efforts of the University of Nagano with private businesses, local government bodies, financial institutions and other organizations.

Kunitake Ando

Chairman, The University of Nagano

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