We will aim to realize a campus where diverse values can come together.
We will utilize our exchange network of over 220 universities in more than 60 countries worldwide to form a network for each continent and linguistic area, promote initiatives toward globalization, and strive to improve international recognition and global ranking among institutions of higher education. Meanwhile, there has been a sharp increase in foreign workers and residents in Japan as well as an increase in students abroad aiming to acquire the Japanese language. Against this backdrop, due to the increased need for Japanese language instructors, we will establish the “International Japanese Language Education Center” (tentative name) as a hub for Japanese language education in an effort to foster Japanese language instructors.
Even after the “Top Global University Project” has ended, we will continue various initiatives and steadily move forward with the creation of a diverse education environment. We will promote global mobility by welcoming more international students and enhancing support; we will promote global learning by establishing internationally accepted educational programs and increasing the number of international faculty members; we will promote global administration by globalizing university management that supports education and research; and we will promote a global core by forming a strategic global network on each continent. We will establish numerical targets for each of these and promote them all under the leadership of the Global Core Center.
The Grand Design announced in 2010 aims to achieve a 30% female faculty by 2021. The concept of the “Top Global University Project” also adheres to this objective, promoting a university-wide increase in the ratio of female faculty and administrative staff. We have set goals for 2030 and continue to work to achieve gender equality.
In order to meet society’s need for recurrent education, an education system in which education and work are conducted alternately over one’s lifetime, we will implement an education program that offers learning opportunities for working professionals, etc. In addition, in the correspondence education curriculum, we will utilize media classes (real time) to overcome geographical conditions and realize learning beyond generations.