Always with humanity, always from the heart.
Nagasaki International University is made up of three faculties: The Faculty of Human and Social Studies, Faculty of Health Management, and Faculty of Pharmacy.
People-centered learning is a common aspect of all faculties at our university.
Our aim is to nurture kind and considerate human resources who know how to show hospitality to others based on the principle of “Respect for Human Beings.”


Faculty of Human and Social Studies

Department of International Tourism,

Develop the next generation of tourism talents in the practical courses
Learn about people and become an approachable individual who can get close to others.
In this department, we strive to develop human resources in the fields of welfare policy and planning, clinical welfare and welfare administration based on the acquisition of specialist knowledge and skills related to social welfare.

Learning point 1
Improved learning skills through a diverse range of support, including lessons taught in small groups and SA (Student Assistants)

We provide support to help students on special scholarship programs become more independent, along with assistance to students having difficulty communicating with others. This is based on a thorough curriculum of lessons taught in small groups, as well as meticulous support from the Student Support Committee and from senior students to junior students.

Learning point 2
We help students develop the “mindset to think about the happiness of others.”

It goes without saying that the acquisition of advanced specialist knowledge and skills are key aims of social welfare education at this university. Equally important, however, is our stance of helping students develop the “mindset to think about the happiness of others” – i.e. the ability to listen attentively to what the other person has to say and get to the bottom of what is on his or her mind. This increases the potential for students, including international students, to become leaders in the field of welfare. In 2014, Japan entered an era characterized by an unprecedented aging population, with people aged 65 years and above accounting for over 26% of the population. As such, expectations here surrounding welfare are increasing both in terms of quality and quantity. In this department, we have put in place a learning environment with an optimal balance of theory and practice, such as by incorporating a rich range of practical training which cultivates students’ practical skills. We develop human resources who know the true meaning of hospitality, and who will be able to cope flexibly in a diverse range of welfare settings.

Department of Social Work,

Today, people have come to recognize the importance of links between nutrition and health.
Given this, based on the principle that “nutrition is the foundation of medicine,” we seek to develop human resources blessed with rich personal qualities who are able to put specialist knowledge of nutrition science to use for the benefit of others, such as registered dieticians. We aim much more than to simply develop registered dieticians who are able to work in a broad range of fields. Rather, our vision is for human resources who are blessed with the versatility to act irrespective of their qualifications, who can make steady use of the specialist knowledge they acquire during their four years in the department, no matter which field they choose to work in in the future.

A curriculum which also gives consideration to dietary education
Provision of opportunities to learn that latest knowledge in line with the needs of our changing times
In recent years, not only medical and welfare institutions but the social environment surrounding food itself is undergoing major change. Japan’s nutrition instructor system, which began in fiscal year 2005, seeks to rectify the disruption which has been caused to children’s diets, and is a core element in the fight to educate children about how best to manage their own diets and develop desirable eating habits. As part of its drive to bring about medical reforms, since fiscal year 2008 the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has been administering specific checkups and health guidance as a measure to combat metabolic syndrome. Targeting people from the ages of 40 to 74 years, this is an attempt to merge the basic elderly checkups administered by municipalities with the workplace checkups administered by businesses in an effort to promote and improve people’s health. In the future, registered dieticians will continue to play important roles in supporting from the ground up a range of initiatives aimed at building a healthier society. In order to respond to this increasing social need for registered dieticians, this department has put in place an even broader spectrum of practical education, such as developing a curriculum which also gives consideration to dietary education.

Campus address

2825-7 Huis Ten Bosch, Sasebo City, Nagasaki-Ken 859-3298