Tokai University, Japan
Tokai University is a private university established by Dr. Shigeyoshi Matsumae in 1942. “Tokai” of “Tokai University” refers to the sea to the east of Asia, namely the Pacific Ocean, and symbolizes the desire to foster a rich spirit and broad perspectives. Tokai University consists of 8 campuses in Sapporo, Takanawa, Yoyogi, Shonan, Isehara, Shimizu, Kumamoto, and Aso, which are comprised of 21 schools and colleges made up of 79 departments, majors, and programs. Its graduate schools and professional graduate schools offer roughly 50 programs. The total student population is approximately 30,000. The founding spirit and objectives of Tokai University are to contribute to human society, to foster active, talented people and to arouse interest in our earth and a sense of responsibility for the future of mankind. Tokai University’s educational guidelines ground these objectives by offering a sound and reliable way of thinking as a basis for living and cultivating the richness of humanity. The core of such education at Tokai University is the “Lecture on Modern Civilization.” Since its establishment, Tokai University has prioritized this lecture, based on its belief that a university should not only provide knowledge and technology, but also be a place where the richness of humanity and creativity in each individual is cultivated.