Message from Dean

Professor Toru Nabika

Welcome to the Izumo campus of Shimane University. The Faculty of Medicine, composed of the School of Medicine and School of Nursing, is located in Izumo, the second largest city in Shimane Prefecture. About 1,000 students are studying medicine and nursing here. In addition, we have more than 25 foreign students and researchers from 5 different countries. Our campus has various well-organized laboratories and facilities that are utilized for medical and biological research projects. We also have a highly equipped medical center where a number of clinical research projects are ongoing, as we develop new medical devices and techniques. Foreign students and researchers can observe research activities and are encouraged to participate in these projects. The Izumo area is strongly connected to the establishment of ancient Japan with many interesting historical and cultural places to visit. For example, Izumo-Taisha shrine, where you can feel the Japanese spirit, is one of the oldest and most famous shrines in Japan. And the nearby Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine is a World Heritage Site (UNESCO)surrounded by beautiful mountains. Our sincere hope is that many foreign visitors will join us to enjoy academic and cultural activities in and around the Izumo Campus of Shimane University.