Founded in 1949, Mie University began with liberal arts and agriculture faculties, and it has now expanded to include humanities, medicine, education, bio resources, engineering and common education (which is also based around cross-faculty English learning courses).
Located in Tsu, this is the Mie prefecture’s only national university and is not far from the cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya. With a campus in the northeast of Tsu, Mie University is bordered by the waters of the Ise bay and the Suzuka and Nunobiki mountain range.
The Mie University opened a medical treatment ward in 2012, which is now an advanced treatment hospital, equipped with a host of cutting-edge medical technology. New outpatient wings were added and old buildings were demolished in 2015. There is a gymnasium, indoor sports facilities, a nursery school, convenience store and several restaurants.
Classes were opened up to the public in 2009, to strengthen the community and support its social needs. Extension courses are also available for members of Tsu’s community.
In a push to enhance its offering of international links, Mie University established the Centre for International Exchange in 2014.
It is also part of the Tri-U International Joint Seminar and Symposium, held annually at one of the founder universities (Chiang Mai University in Thailand, Jiangsu University in China, Bogor Agricultural University in Indonesia and Mie University). This academic seminar was established in 1994, with the aim of enhancing the international experiences of students.