An aim to foster global competence

Jun 27, 2019

An aim to foster global competence

Chuo University has long been renowned for being at the forefront of practical learning. In 2015 and upon celebrating its 130th anniversary since its founding, the school drew up the "Chuo Vision 2025" action plan in the pursuit of establishing a stronger global presence ...

Chuo's two new faculties to promote further internationalization

Jun 27, 2019

Chuo's two new faculties to promote further internationalization

Society is undergoing dynamic changes and so that its students can "Be ahead of the world," Chuo University has introduced two new courses to best enable today's learners become tomorrow's leaders. Faculty of Global Management Established in April 2019, the Faculty of Global Management provides students ...

Global education centered around a sound philosophy

Jun 27, 2019

Global education centered around a sound philosophy

In 1864, when 21-year-old Niijima Jo defied a ban on overseas travel and smuggled himself aboard a Boston-bound boat, he set off on a mission. The son of a samurai in a period of isolationism, Niijima was determined to look beyond the rangaku Western learning ...

Space biomedical technology utilized in university project for a healthy life

Jun 27, 2019

Space biomedical technology utilized in university project for a healthy life

Inside the biomedical engineering labs at NASA, scientists are charged with developing advanced life-support machines to help astronauts breathe for longer in space. Others have developed custom equipment — space gyms, in a sense — enabling astronauts to complete full-body workouts on the International Space ...

Developing creative solutions that benefit the international community

Jun 27, 2019

Developing creative solutions that benefit the international community

Our global society is grappling with a myriad of challenges — from artificial intelligence and its rapid development to the effects of climate change and aging populations — that require bold, innovative solutions. As these issues grow in urgency and complexity, it is up ...

Supporting aging populations, agriculture

Jun 27, 2019

Supporting aging populations, agriculture

Keio University is the host of several flagship research initiatives engaged in developing solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the international community. Last year the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) relocated its Population Aging Research Hub to Keio University. With its Center ...

Educational endeavors for promoting global diversity

Jun 27, 2019

Educational endeavors for promoting global diversity

As the international community faces multitudes of environmental, economic and social challenges, universities are tasked with cultivating global citizens equipped with the knowledge and sensibilities required to develop effective solutions. To this end, Ritsumeikan University is building upon its firm foundation in global education, ...

Programs help students tackle challenges

Jun 27, 2019

Programs help students tackle challenges

Ever since establishing its College of International Relations in 1988, Ritsumeikan University has distinguished itself as a leader of global education in Japan, with world-class education and research initiatives across 16 undergraduate schools and 22 graduate schools in campuses in Kyoto, Shiga and Osaka. Continuing ...

A citadel of humanistic education fostering global citizens

Jun 27, 2019

A citadel of humanistic education fostering global citizens

Within the verdant grounds of the Soka University Campus, there are two unmissable bronze statues. Beneath one, a plaque asks: "For what purpose should one cultivate wisdom? May you always ask yourselves this question," while the other reads, "Only labor and devotion to one's mission ...

Syrian student hopes to share ideas of peace

Jun 27, 2019

Syrian student hopes to share ideas of peace

Mohamad Ghaith Alzin is not your run-of-the-mill overseas student. The information systems science student chose Soka University for his postgraduate studies partly due to his interest in Japan, but mostly because he could not study in his home country. Home for Ghaith is Damascus, the ...

Jun 27, 2019

Highly recognized in MEXT's Top Global University Project

In 2014, Soka University was selected for the Top Global University Project initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT). Of the 37 universities selected for the project, Soka University is categorized as a Type B or Global Traction Type. This ...

Pursuing sustainability and diversity in global activities

Jun 27, 2019

Pursuing sustainability and diversity in global activities

Since its establishment over a century ago in 1913 as a Jesuit school, Sophia University has steadfastly embodied its mission: "Men and Women, For Others, With Others." "I think the meaning of nurturing and bringing up young people that can contribute to the global society ...