On December 2, 2014, the COC*1) Promotion Office presented an official sign for the entrance.
The office was launched in November of 2014 as part of a University Reform Action Plan. Its aim is to establish “a Knowledge Center by establishing a knowledge base, fostering innovation, and nurturing future leaders capable of coping with an ever-changing society.” Hirosaki University was appointed by MEXT*2).
The role Hirosaki University has in this new Action Plan is to “develop local talent in order to build a valuable Aomori brand.” In order to accomplish this goal the university will work in cooperation with Aomori Prefectural Government, Hirosaki City, local industries, and local residents in various business-related activities auch as education, research and other contributory activities that can enrich the local society.
Hirosaki Univertiy the “Community-centered” Reform Action Plan was announced on December 5, 2014. http://coc.hirosaki-u.ac.jp/outline/declaration (Japanese)
*1) Center of Community
*2) Ministry of Edcation, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology