With a harmonious relationship between nature and humans as its theme, Yamagata University aims to grow as an institution with a shining presence by exerting full efforts for education, research and social responsibility so as to accomplish its goals:
The University aims to become an institution where students are willing to learn and are taken best care of.
The University fosters profound humanity based on well-rounded knowledge acquired through sound critical thinking and produces students who are skilled at identifying and solving problems by means of fundamental academic skills and high-level expertise.
The University promotes progressive research to provide solutions to problems facing human beings.
The University aims to become a world leading institution while being based in a local community. Protection of natural resources and the environment are a major consideration.
The University continues to work on reforming itself to attain the above goals by conducting constant review and assessment in a four-stage cyclical process including planning, execution, assessment and improvement.