Philosophy and Characteristics

Faculty Philosophy

With the keyword, "Regional"

The Faculty of Regional Studies aims for students to acquire various types of knowledge with the viewpoint of glocalism: global-localism, the concept of thinking about the ideal status of a local community and working for improvements with a global perspective.

As an interdisciplinary faculty

We arrange a variety of class subjects and also emphasize seminars that enable students to deeply learn areas in which they have an interest.

As a leader of a local community

Our goal is to foster human resources who can create a local society that is livable, peaceful, and culturally sophisticated.

Faculty Characteristics

What can students learn?

The Faculty of Regional Studies aims for students to acquire a broad education covering both the arts and the sciences, augment sharp and critical minds, and cultivate profound insights, in order to realize a vibrant, peaceful, and livable local community.

Comprehensive capabilities + Expertise and small-group learning

Our faculty provides curricula that enable students to gain comprehensive knowledge by broadly learning various course contents during the freshman year and the first semester of sophomore year, and then develop expertise in areas of interest in small-group seminars from the second semester of sophomore year until graduation.

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What are the career paths for students after graduation?

The employment rate of students who have graduated from the Faculty of Regional Studies has exceeded the national average every year. Our average employment rate for the past five years is approximately 93%. A wide variety of career paths are possible, including in the government sector, manufacturing, finance, and service industries. Recently, an increasing number of our students have advanced to graduate school.

Purpose of education and research

The Faculty of Regional Studies explores the diversity of regional concepts academically and culturally through interdisciplinary cooperation, while retaining and enhancing fundamental research in various specialized areas of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. We educate and conduct research aiming to cultivate profound insights into humanity and societies, and develop the abilities for accurate decision-making together with expert knowledge for establishing a better local community.

Regional Policy Department

Mainly by combining courses from among the social sciences and natural sciences, we educate and conduct research to interrelate structural understanding with analyses of local communities, including the natural environment, in order to acquire policy-making abilities. We aim to foster human resources who can propose suggestions to establish a better local community, with the expectation of realizing a sustainable society.

Regional Culture Department

Mainly by combining courses from among the humanities and social sciences, we educate students to analyze and understand thoughts and cultural expressions, as well as historical experiences, codes of conduct, and principles of behavior in human society. We aim to foster human resources who can provide a perspective for solving various social problems, having accurate and profound insights into human society.