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Gifu University

     Our second visit was to Gifu University. GU was inaugurated in 1949 in accordance with a new system that incorporated the Gifu Teaching College and the Gifu Agricultural and Forestry College—the two most prestigious faculties in this institution. Today, GU consists of 5 faculties: Education, Regional Studies, Medicine, Engineering, and Agriculture. In the field of post-graduate education, courses leading to master’s or doctor’s were established. The Faculty of Education has three Departments: Teacher Training, Special Education and Lifelong Education. Undergraduate students in these Dpts. enroll in general courses in Japanese Education, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Music, Art, Health and Physical education, Technology, Home Economics English, Special Education, School and Lifelong Education. GU has academic exchanges with 21 Universities in China, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Australia, Sweden, Brazil, England and the US among others. It is presently undertaking researcher and student exchanges as a form of cooperation in the field of education and research. In the USA, GU has established partnerships with San Diego State University, The University of Utah and West Virginia. The University President is Toshio Kinjo and the Dean of the Faculty of Education Yoshimi Sasaki.

   Number of Undergraduate Students…………… 6,012

   Number of Graduate Students…………………  1,420

   Number of Undergraduate Foreign Students………  41

   Number of Graduate Foreign Students    ………….206

   Number of Students in the Faculty of Ed…………..497

   Number of Professors…………………………….271

   Number of Associate Professor…………………...217

   Number of Ass. Professor………………………… 64

   Research Associate……………………………….206

   Number of Books in Japanese………………..573,336

   Number of Books (Foreign)………………….288,112

*** Since 1997 Gifu’s Faculty of Education offers a set of long-distance open lectures        assisted by a bilateral

      TV conference system in order to encourage a wider range of application.

 

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