The fundamental principles of scholarly activity for Nagoya University are set down in the Nagoya University Academic Charter. Within the Charter, it is written that "Based on the academic traditions of freedom and generosity, our mission is to contribute to the happiness and well-being of human beings, through research and education related to humanity, society and nature." The development of civilization, and the current activities of human beings, will have a great influence on future generations. Therefore, based on our Charter, and in order to fulfill our role in society and to contribute to the harmonious development of humanity and nature through research and education that are rich in imaginative power, we hereby set the following fundamental principle and policies of Nagoya University regarding the environment.
Recognizing that human beings have created a vast diversity of cultures and values, we will, for the benefit of future generations, consider which aspects should be truly respected, and contribute to the realization of a society that can maintain such traditions and values.
- In order to investigate the causes of environmental problems, and find suitable means for dealing with them, all academic fields will develop educational and research programs that aim toward sustainable development.
- In order to plan further improvements in environmental management, we will (together with related parties) consider what attitudes and actions are necessary for universities, put them into practice, and further pursue them.
- Recognizing (together with related parties) that our own activities involve environmental effects and responsibilities, we will work to find comprehensive and systematic solutions that will reduce our environmental impact, and enable us to take preventive measures.
(Social Responsibility and Environmental Communication)
- With respect to laws and ethics, we will work to enhance trust from local and international communities, by making information available publicly, and through communication and mutual understanding with related parties.