President's Message

Featuring ten faculties, five graduate schools, one professional school, two research institutes and a university hospital, Niigata University is a large-scale university covering a comprehensive range of academic fields-including humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, medical and dental sciences and much more. Niigata University endeavors to promote distinctive, world-class research within each of these various fields.

In addition, Niigata University strives to cultivate students' global competence, and develop students who possess both the high-level expertise and refined sensibilities needed to tackle 21st-century challenges while playing an active role in a wide range of fields throughout the world. Thus, Niigata University actively promotes independent and creative studies for our students while also striving to be an international base for research and education, constantly improving the level of our post-graduate education while promoting collaborative research with overseas universities and institutes.

Niigata University will continue endeavoring to contribute to the advancement of culture and improved well-being for all of mankind while at the same time actively planning and developing social contribution activities with an eye towards local communities.

We are committed to doing our utmost in every regard to ensure that all students will be proud to study and graduate from our university. We look forward to welcoming you to Niigata University.

Sugata Takahashi, M.D., Ph.D.

President's Profile

President of Niigata University
Born in 1950
Main research areas: Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


1976 M.D., Niigata University
1991 Ph.D., Niigata University

Professional Experience:

1982- Assistant Professor, Niigata University Hospital
1987- Lecturer, Niigata University Hospital
1995- Associate Professor, St. Marianna University School of Medicine
1998- Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Niigata University
2010- Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Niigata University
2014- President, Niigata University