Based on its founding principle “a single unified university, free and pursuing peace” and its five guiding principles, Hiroshima University fulfills its roles as a national university.
- The Pursuit of Peace
To develop intellectual attitudes which always seek peaceful solutions to the problems affecting society and the world at large.
- The Creation of New Forms of Knowledge
To evolve new systems of study which surpass existing frontiers of knowledge and encourage intellectual innovation.
- The Nurturing of Well-Rounded Human Beings
To train graduates with well-developed and multifaceted personalities by means of an education which has breadth as well as depth.
- Collaboration with the Local, Regional, and International Community
To create a university with a strong international awareness which can efficiently disseminate knowledge on a worldwide scale, in collaboration with local and regional communities.
- Continuous Self-Development
To maintain a constant readiness to re-examine established ways of acting, and a constant openness to improvement and innovation.