One of the aims of Niigata University is "to contribute to the further development of the region by co-operating with local communities and applying the results of its research to them". In order to meet accountability requirements demanded to universities in recent years, and as a part of industrial-academic co-operation and contribution to local communities, NUAR (Niigata University Academic Repository) was introduced.
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The Program for Exchange Students at Niigata University admits international students from partner universities with an exchange agreement. The program offers courses for Japanese language and society as well as courses covering various specialties. The program aims to help students acquire knowledge and deepen their understanding of our country. It also aims to strengthen cooperation and partnership between Niigata University and its partner universities.
International House, located on Niigata University's Ikarashi Campus, is a residence for international students and researchers. It is for housing those new to Japan, and in particular those students who have come to Niigata University through an inter-university exchange arrangement. Numbers are limited, and the period for residence is one year. After leaving International House, residence options include private apartments or similar in the vicinity of the university. Most of the enrolled international students live in these apartments.