Aichi University was established in 1946. Its prospectus sets forth that the mission of the university is to be instrumental in “the rise of a Japanese civilization that can contribute to world peace as well as the development of talented individuals,” and that the university has its special missions, which include 1) to contribute to the development of regional academic, cultural and economic development and 2) to train individuals with global knowledge and perspectives. It can be said that this founding philosophy assumes even greater significance in this present age, which calls for the development and revitalization of local communities, amid the increasing globalization of the international community.
In terms of contribution to the local community, Aichi University has produced more than 140,000 graduates to society. These alumni are now playing active roles in various fields, such as governmental administration, business, law, accounting, art and sports. At the same time, our university has promoted cooperation with local communities, including local governments and companies, in the areas of education and research. In this respect, we have the Faculty of Regional Policy, which exactly aims to cultivate human resources who can contribute to the local community. The Research Center for San-En-Nanshin Regional Collaboration seeks to propose a new framework of regional collaboration, transcending the boundaries of existing governmental entities or prefectural borders. We have also strengthened the management system of the Regional Collaboration Office, which was set up under the Regional Collaboration Promotion Council, in order to promote regional collaboration across the university.
With regard to the development of internationally competent human resources, Aichi University has produced many graduates who are now working mainly in the fields of international business and international cooperation. We have been active in language education, while sending Japanese students overseas and accepting students from foreign countries. These efforts are led by the Faculty of Modern Chinese Studies and the Faculty of International Communication. These facilities are located in Nagoya Sasashima Live 24 District, which is regarded as a center for international hospitality and exchange. Aichi University has also established and run the Global Lounge, which serves as a venue for international communication and education among students and teaching staff.
Meanwhile, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Business Administration, and the Faculty of Letters are intended to cultivate students’ capabilities to respond appropriately to various issues confronting the local and international communities, while providing them with specialized knowledge in the respective disciplines. Moreover, Aichi University devotes its energies to nurturing highly specialized professionals. The Graduate School of Law has been sending out a large number of bar examination passers, with its pass rate being remarkably high among similar schools nationwide. Going forward, Aichi University remains committed to developing human resources who will take the lead in the next generation in line with its founding philosophy, and further enhancing the quality of its education and research, aiming at winning higher social recognition.
April 1, 2018
President and Chairman of the Board of Trustee