Reflecting on the history of Saga University, we recollect that Saga University was first established in 1949 from the pre-World War II Saga High School, Saga Teaching College, and Saga Youth Teaching College. Subsequently, Saga Medical University, set up in 1976 as the only national medical college in Saga Prefecture, was integrated into Saga University in 2003. Further, Saga Prefectural Arita Ceramics College, located in the area from which the famous Arita ceramics take their name, was integrated in 2016. Through these integrations, Saga University now boasts six faculties: Education, Art, and Regional Design, Economics, Medicine, Science and Engineering, and Agriculture; and seven graduate schools: Teacher Education, Regional Design, Advanced Health Science, Medicine, Science and Engineering, Engineering, and Agriculture. In its role as a national university, Saga University is promoting and developing education, research, and activities that contribute to life in the local community on its three campuses at Honjo, Nabeshima, and Arita.