Greetings from the President

Soka University President Yoshihisa Baba
Soka University President
Yoshihisa Baba
Fostering capable individuals
who will embrace the growth of globalization on campus

 Soka University has been focusing on humanistic education and international exchange since its founding. The achievements of education and international exchange were highly appreciated and the university was selected to be one of the 37 universities in the "Top Global University Project" of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology in 2014. 

 Currently, about 850 international students (equivalent to about 10% of the total of students) from 50 countries and territories are learning in this rich diverse campus. Soka University focuses on creating an educational environment that international students can easily learn. Courses in English are also available in undergraduate programs and graduate schools. In addition, International dormitories are also available to both international students and Japanese students. This campus will continue to improve with its plentiful learning environment where many international students from various backgrounds study together and multiple languages interact. 

 I hope each one of the international students from all over the world will be able to experience lifelong memories here. I am looking forward to seeing you on campus full of hope. 

President - Yoshihisa BABA

Year of Birth

1953 (Born in Toyama Prefecture)

Academic Qualifications

1975 Faculty of Economics, Soka University
1984 University of California, San Diego Doctor (Graduate School, Division of Economics)

Professional Career

1996 Soka University Academic Affairs Director
2005 Soka University Vice President
2013 Soka University President

Research field


The main thesis

"The Demand for M l in the U.S.A., 1960-1988" , Review of Economic Studies, vol. 59,pp. 25-61