Hiroshima University Admission Infomation 2023-2024

The Hiroshima University Library comprises five libraries and holds approximately 3.44 million volumes in total, one of the largest university collections in Japan. The Central Library is equipped with an automated retrieval system, in which books can be accessed by computer operation. A collection of school textbooks, from the Edo period to the present, and many other valuable materials are also stored at the libraries.The Phoenix International Center (MIRAI CREA), opened in October 2021, is housed in a building designed on the concept of a “green-lined hill of encounters and exchanges,” with a symbolic exterior embodying a sustainable society. It has a spacious multipurpose hall, a community kitchen, a cafeteria, meeting rooms, and other facilities. Residential rooms and exchange lounges occupy the third to seventh floors. The seventh floor houses executive rooms for selected researchers. The center is well-equipped for multiple purposes, including diverse academic and cultural activities, knowledge-sharing events, and safe and comfortable residences for selected researchers and students visiting from abroad. MIRAI CREA is expected to serve as a knowledge hub to further enhance the status of Higashi-Hiroshima as an international research center.Higashi-Hiroshima Libraries Outline (as of 2022)Databases and ServicesThe libraries have databases for newspaper and magazine article research and other purposes. Audiovisual materials, including movies, music, and language-learning software, are available in the libraries. The library staff is ready to assist visitors in locating materials and information necessary for their studies and research.Learning Support Space, BIBLAThe libraries offer free spaces for student activities such as group work, discussion and presentation preparation, and independent study using the Internet (Wi-Fi). Mobile whiteboards are available for free use, and spacious tables are ideal for spreading out books and documents.Hiroshima University Museum is an eco-museum. It consists of the Main Museum, six Satellite Museums, and the Discovery Trail (a natural promenade across the vast Higashi-Hiroshima Campus) connecting these museums. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the Museum organizes thematic exhibitions, nature observation tours (Field Navi), and other events.Approx.Approx.Approx.Writing CenterWriting Center is where students can go for help with academic writing as they prepare class projects, term papers, and the like. Graduate students who have received specialized training in writing instruction serve as tutors and use dialogue, brainstorming, and other techniques to help writers improve their writing. Academic writing assistance in English is also available.Special Collections The Central Library houses special collections of rare and valuable materials. The collections include private, unique, comprehensive, and depository items. Some materials from these collections are being digitized and made available online as digital collections.Main MuseumThis is the central facility of the Hiroshima University Museum, which introduces the university and exhibits rare artefacts and documents related to the local environment and culture, such as fossils and stuffed specimens. It also serves as an information center for the entire museum complex.Satellite MuseumsSatellite museums display artefacts and documents related to the specializations of the schools and centers. The Satellite Museums are situated at six locations: the Archaeological Research Section, the School of Applied Biological Science, the School of Science, the School of Letters, the Central Library, and the Amphibian Research Center.Gakumon no Susume(Encouragement of Learning)by Yukichi Fukuzawa, 1872Along this trail, you can enjoy the changing seasons and observe various animals and plants that live on the Higashi-Hiroshima Campus, including some endangered species and numerous ruins of prehistoric and later ages.30Hiroshima University has three campuses (Higashi-Hiroshima, Kasumi, and Higashi-Senda). In addition to undergraduate and graduate school buildings, the campuses consist of five libraries, various other experimental and research facilities, and cultural and sports facilities, which provide a wide range of cutting-edge educational and research activities.Phoenix International CenterMIRAI CREALibrarySurfaceareaCentral Library16,053m2East Library1,745m2West Library6,102m2No. of seatsfor readingNo. of volumesMain categories in the collection992 seatsBooks and periodicals in the fields of education,other human and social sciences, and natural sciencesBooks and periodicals in the fields of engineering, biology,and other natural sciencesGeneral books, study guides, periodicals in all subjects andbooks on natural sciences2.29 million29 seats0.25 million882 seats0.64 millionDiscovery Trail(Hakken-no-komichi)Campus GuideCentral LibraryWest LibraryEast LibraryThe first edition of Capital, Volume 1, by Karl Marx For more informationhttps://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/miraicreaFor more informationhttps://www.lib.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/?lang=englishLibrariesHiroshima University Museum

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