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Message From the President

Thank you for visiting the Seinan Gakuin University homepage. As you learn about us, I hope you will find something to interest and challenge you.

In 2016 Seinan Gakuin celebrated its 100th Anniversary with a renewed commitment to endeavor to be true to Christ in the pursuit of truth in academic affairs and excellence in character development, striving to equip and nurture students who will be able to serve as creative and constructive leaders in local communities and in global society.

As you prepare for, or continue, your university education, the whole world lies before you. Since we live in a world that is rapidly becoming a community without borders, the opportunities which lie before us are almost limitless. The world community continues to become more and more interconnected socially, economically, and politically. Decisions or events in one country rapidly ripple across the globe, making an impact on every nation. At the same time, differences between people, cultures, and countries are being magnified. Rather than allowing differences to become walls of separation, there is a need for building bridges of understanding and cooperation.

 Seinan Gakuin University provides the opportunity for young people to respond to the challenges of our world. Our highly trained faculty is committed to providing a high level of education and to helping our students understand the world and prepare them to find a place in the world. The faculty is also committed to a high level of academic research and scholarship. Having published in a wide range of academic journals, professors implement their research in both teaching and contributing to the local and international community.

 Our International Studies program is one of the oldest exchange programs in Japan. Reaching around the globe, we have exchange programs with universities in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, France, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand —and the list continues to grow. The curriculum of the program includes classes in Japanese language, culture, and society. Participants from around the world not only learn about Japan together but also have opportunities to learn about different ways of life and different cultures from each other, inside and outside the classroom.

 The greatest investment any nation or individual can make for the future is an investment in education. The future is yours. We are committed as a university to investing in your education and in your future. Won’t you consider investing in your future as a student at Seinan Gakuin University? There is a place for you here.

K. J. Schaffner

President of Seinan Gakuin University

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