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Driven by a passionate love of humanity and committed to social progress and reform

The School Spirit of Nihon Fukushi University

Our university aims at producing people with ambition, who are moved by the hardships of these troubled times and compelled by a spirit of benevolence, mercy, and fraternity, to undertake the reform and advancement of society. To attain such a goal, mere scholarly pursuits or the desire for self-advancement would not be sufficient. Our university must be devoted to academic tradition and driven by a passionate love of humanity.

April 1, 1953
Shugaku Suzuki, School Founder

Message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees

Applying chi (knowledge) rooted in the Chita Peninsula to refine and create innovative fukushi social welfare specialists

Among those universities offering four-year courses and specializing in social welfare, Nihon Fukushi University and the Faculty of Social Welfare have the longest history, with the 2017 academic year celebrating the 60th anniversary of its foundation. As a part of the celebrations and to improve educational facilities for health and sports, a newly established Faculty of Sports Science will be opened on the Mihama campus, and in the Faculty of Social Welfare, two reforms will be implemented: the introduction of 4 special courses and a scholarship entrance exam system.

Last year, the Tokai campus was newly created by establishing the Faculty of Nursing and relocating the Faculty of Economics and Faculty of International Welfare Development from the Mihama campus; in addition, satellite campuses were opened in Tokyo (Shimbashi) and Osaka (Nishikujo).

With the increase of one faculty in 2017, we will total 8 faculties, 10 departments, and 4 graduate programs, with some 12,000 undergraduates and postgraduates, spread over the Nagoya graduate school campus, and university campuses in the northern (Tokai City), central (Handa City), and southern (Mihama Town) areas of the Chita Peninsula, along with satellite campuses in Tokyo and Osaka.

With each campus as a core, the university takes on two roles: one of being a Center Of Community (COC) building a warmhearted regional community and providing chi (knowledge) in the region to promote and enrich industry and technology by making the best use of its unique cultural and natural assets; and the other of being a Center Of Excellence (COE), an outstanding international base of chi (knowledge) building a compassionate welfare society.

The Chita Peninsula a truly “Glocal” (global and local) area with good land, sea and air connections, is an “Eco-museum” blend of industry, culture and nature; a real treasure trove of chi (knowledge). This area offers optimal conditions for local field work of value to the world community and for providing practical education related to the different social work fields. With this area as a base, we sincerely hope our students can refine these two kinds of chi (knowledge and community) and become self-motivated, innovative, and well-rounded fukushi specialists offering valuable service to the world.

Chair of the Board of Trustees – MARUYAMA, Satoru