Shizuoka Professional University of Agriculture (SPUA)
01. Japan’s first Professional University for agriculture and forestry
Scheduled to open in 2020, SPUA is a four-year professional university aimed at producing professionals to work in the agricultural and forestry industries through hands-on learning. Studies center on practical work, and include internships with agricultural and forestry businesses and research projects focusing on on-site assignments.
02. Developing the workforce that will manage the agricultural and forestry industries of tomorrow
Our mission is to produce graduates with the practical skills and creativity to bring fresh momentum to businesses in Shizuoka Prefecture’s mainstay horticultural, forestry, and livestock farming sectors, which are responsible for the prefecture’s varied high-quality produce.
03. Training tomorrow’s leaders for rural communities
By instilling the expertise involved in conserving the scenic natural environments and inheriting the traditions and cultures of local communities, we endeavor to nurture new leaders to ensure those regions continue to thrive.
Shizuoka Professional Junior College of Agriculture (SPJCA)
01. Japan’s first professional agriculture and forestry junior college
Scheduled to open in 2020, SPJCA is a two-year college aimed at producing agricultural and forestry production professionals through hands-on learning. Studies center on practical work, and include internships with agricultural and forestry businesses and research projects focusing on on-site assignments.
02. Training tomorrow’s leaders for agricultural and forestry workplaces
We create professionals who are able to respond to future evolution of agricultural and forestry technology. This requires them to have a broad knowledge of production theory in the fields of horticulture, forestry and livestock, as well of techniques and cutting-edge technologies and the ability to apply them to their workplaces. By giving students these capabilities, we are forging the leaders of future production in these fields.
03. Developing professionals who can bring added value to agricultural and forestry products
Our aim is to produce graduates with the expertise to add value to rural communities’ horticultural, livestock, and forestry resources, as well as the processing, distribution and sale of their products.
What do we seek to achieve?
We are opening the doors to a new kind of learning, with a focus on agricultural and forestry management. At a time of transition in agriculture and forestry, we strive to foster the power of new generations with the business acumen needed to ensure the industries continue to uphold life and livelihoods.
Our fostering leaders with both practical and creative strengths who will drive the agricultural and forestry industries in Shizuoka Prefecture is rooted in our philosophy of Kodo Koshin (“to cultivate the land is to cultivate your heart”).
Two institutions: Of the land, for the future,
sharing the benefits with the community