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Our University's Strengths

IUHW is a health and welfare university with 10 schools and 22 departments.

IUHW is a healthcare and welfare university with 10 schools and 23 departments, with five campuses.
These campuses are located in Otawara City, Tochigi Prefecture; Narita City, Chiba Prefecture; Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture; and Fukuoka City and Okawa City in Fukuoka Prefecture.
IUHW's education system is founded on team-based medicine and team-based care, an approach that will increasingly become the mainstream at health and welfare facilities in the future.

The affiliated hospitals and clinical medicine research centers arrayed around the campus

Cutting-edge medical devices and extensive amenities
The campus features cutting-edge medical devices such as the da Vinci robotic assisted-surgery system, a 3.0 Tesla MRI scanning system, a 320-slice CT scanning system, and a linear accelerator, as well as an extensive range of amenities that help make life on campus more comfortable.
Putting team-based medicine and team-based care into practice


We have entered an era of team-based medicine and team-based care in which teams of healthcare/welfare specialists coordinate and collaborate on the treatment and care of each individual patient and customer.

The fact that IUHW attracts students aiming to pursue a variety of different areas of specialization in health and welfare means that students can experience engaging in team-based medicine and team-based care while studying, making our curriculum unique in this respect.

Training facilities staffed by large numbers of alumni


The fact that there are large numbers of alumni working at our affiliated hospitals and associated facilities means that students can feel at ease while engaging in training. Our educational and medical facilities also coordinate closely to help support students in their training activities.

High national examination pass rates

National qualifications are crucial for those wishing to start out on the road toward working in the fields of health and welfare. We support students with a wide range of measures with the aim of helping every single student pass national examinations.

In the 2016 academic year, 100% of nursing students (in the School of Health Sciences at Odawara), public health nursing students (in the School of Health Sciences at Odawara (3rd consecutive year) and the School of Nursing at Fukuoka), and physiotherapy students (in the School of Health Sciences at Odawara) passed their national examinations and all other faculties and departments achieved pass rates that were substantially higher than national pass rates.