Gunma University (GU) is a national university in Japan with three campuses in Aramaki, Showa, Kiryu, and Ota. Established in 1949, the university today was formed by integrating the national colleges in Gunma Prefecture: Maebashi College of Medical Science, Kiryu Technical College, Gunma Normal School and Gunma Youth Normal School.GU is located near the northern boundary of the Kanto Plain, approximately 100 km northwest of Tokyo and is surrounded by three majestic peaks: Mts. Akagi, Haruna and Myogi. There are four main faculties at the university, which include: education, social and information studies, medicine and engineering. Gunma University is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for its integrated cancer therapy studies which include surgical and chemotherapy cancer treatment procedures. The Heavy-ion Medical Research Centre treats a wide range of cancers using a compact carbon ion-beam generator.There is a University hospital which offers both medical training and research to students. It also provides medical care for the community which may not be available in general hospitals.
The university is also a leading institution when it comes to the study of lifestyle-based diseases at the Graduate School of Medicine including the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Regulation.
There are three libraries – one on each campus – each with its own speciality a central library on the main Aramaki campus, alongside a medical, and science and technology campus.
Currently, the university has established strong bonds to 30 institutions across the world including the National Formosa University.