Carrying on the belief of the novelist and poet Kenji Miyazawa, an alumnus of the university, who wrote of well-being that “Personal happiness cannot exist until the whole world is happy,” Iwate University aims to achieve a sustainable society where no one is left behind, and to contribute to society by leading the way in this unpredictable age of VUCA* and producing resilient human resources with the power to live vibrantly.
To contribute to the achievement of a multicultural society in an age of advancing globalization, and to produce human resources capable of dealing with the challenges presented by an age of unpredictability
To design a framework and put in place facilities that provide faculty members with the freedom to produce excellent research results, and increase the capacity of the university as a whole to undertake fundamental and other research
To gain a deeper understanding of the region as it changes with the times through dialog with the regional community, and to contribute to the resolution of issues faced by the regional community and companies by producing human resources and leveraging the results of research
To create a workplace environment where faculty and staff members can develop and achieve self-actualization as they work jointly with students to create a better future.
To manage the university in a way that helps it achieve its goals