Kagawa University comprises six faculties and seven graduate schools, which undertake the education of approximately 5,700 undergraduate and 700 graduate students. Kagawa University was established in 1949 comprising two faculties, the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Education. The institution grew out of the Takamatsu College of Economics, the Kagawa Normal School, and the Kagawa Normal School for Youth. The university added a Faculty of Agriculture in 1955, a Faculty of Law in 1981, and a Faculty of Engineering in 1997. This was followed in 2003 by its integration with the Kagawa Medical School, which created the new Kagawa University.
In April 2018, the university created a new Faculty of Engineering and Design from the former Faculty of Engineering, with the aim of developing students capable of coming up with human-centered innovations and creating new added value. The Faculty has begun its work of nurturing students' design thinking skills and risk management capabilities. Both design thinking and risk management training are also included in the common education for all students at the university. In addition, we foster the basic knowledge in the information sciences necessary to all fields in an information-oriented society. The Faculty of Economics has also been completely reorganized to train financial experts who can respond to the demands of a diverse society and contribute toward invigorating the region. Furthermore,Japan's first program in clinical psychology has been created in the Faculty of Medicine and begun to train individuals in the field of providing psychological aid who are equipped with basic medical knowledge.
The symbol of Kagawa University expresses this institution's strong determination to pursue research with a global scope and impact.The issue of engaging research whose impact can be felt directly also exists in the provinces themselves. We firmly believe that the results of the research conducted here will be conducive to the happiness of not just the Japanese people but the whole of humanity.