I was appointed as the new president on November 15 of this year. I am humbled by the seriousness of my responsibilities.
I believe that a university is a place filled with future possibilities. When society innovates, most of the seeds of innovation occur at universities. The fruits of scholarship and research enrich our lives and bring light into the darkness. A university is also a place where young people with a bright future gather together. It is a place where each student enjoys their youth, filled with dreams and hopes. Their future is entrusted to universities.
Our university was founded on November 15, 1946, after World War II, as the only liberal arts university in the Chubu region at the time, with the aim of nurturing the future of youth. The founder’s ideals (founding principles) were as follows: “contributing to world culture and peace,” “training students with an international outlook,” and “contributing to its local community.” I believe that these founding principles have not faded, but have become even brighter in today’s digital society in the Reiwa era. I have nothing but admiration for the wisdom of our predecessor who saw these universal truths decades ago.
For many years, our university has continued to provide education rooted in these founding principles. Nearly 160,000 graduates have gone on to become active in a variety of fields, including government, business, education, law, accounting, art, and sports. We are proud of the fact that we have greatly contributed to the prosperity of Japan, especially the Chubu region.
In three years, our university will celebrate its 80th anniversary. As the president, I will do my best to make Aichi University a place filled with even more future possibilities.
I appreciate your continued support and cooperation.
President and Chairman of the Board of Trustee