Hiroshima University (HU) is one of the largest and most comprehensive research universities in Japan. Based on its founding principle, "a single unified university, free and pursuing peace," we are committed to promoting research that benefits the future of humankind while fostering excellent human resources. Comprising 12 faculties, 11 graduate schools, an attached research institute, university hospital, and 11 attached schools. As of May, 2018, HU has more than 1,700 faculty and 600 staff members, as well as more than 15,000 students. Amid increasing globalization, we are now starting to enhance international competitiveness in the field of academic research.
HU has been selected to be one of the Japanese institutions to receive support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology (MEXT) as part of The Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities. Reflecting this backdrop, HU Writing Center started to expand its services in November 2013 given a mission to comprehensively enhance the university’s education and research functions by supporting everyone from undergraduates to graduate students and faculty members in improving their academic writing skills in a manner appropriate to their level.
HU aspires to enhance its international competitiveness and reputation in global academic and educational fields by publishing more of its significant research results in English language journals and releasing research outcomes to international audiences. In order to make this possible, we created a paid fellowship program in 2016 which is ideal for someone who wishes to gain professional experiences working with non-native English writers and speakers, focusing on academic writing at the tertiary level and above.