Message from the President
The 80th anniversary in 2019
With a view toward preparing women to lead independent lives in society, the teaching staff work as one to cultivate a combination of self-responsibility, rational thinking, and the ability to put ideas into action.
Mukogawa Women’s University is Japan’s foremost women’s university in terms of standards of education and research, educational environment, and organizational scale. Boasting the largest number of students (at ten thousand) of all the women’s educational institutes in Japan, Mukogawa Women’s University comprises six schools and 14 departments covering the humanities, sciences, health and sports sciences, fine arts, daily life studies, and public health; its Junior College Division comprises seven departments, and its Graduate School comprises six departments.
Our university’s educational ideal is expressed in the motto “high intelligence, noble sentiments, and lofty virtues,” an ethos advocated by Kiichiro Koe, the founder of Mukogawa Gakuin (the university’s parent body). In line with this ideal, the university has set the goal of providing an education that nurtures three key qualities: true intelligence to continuously pursue truth, a sensitive and broad mind, and a spirit of consideration of and dedication to others. With a view toward preparing women to lead independent lives in society, the teaching staff work as one to cultivate a combination of self-responsibility, rational thinking, and the ability to put ideas into action.
As we move towards a more gender-equal age, women are expected to play a much greater role in society. Moreover, with the march of globalization, developing the female professionals is an increasingly crucial issue in Japan.
Mukogawa Women’s University has endeavored to enhance the quality of its teaching with a view towards equipping women with leadership skills and global perspectives—the properties they will need to participate in a more gender-equal age. Our strength lies in the fact that we have an optimal educational environment in which students’ love for learning, as well as academic and professional knowledge and skills, are cultivated to the maximum degree. It is this very strength that explains our impressive graduate employment rates and qualification-acquisition rates. We believe that Mukogawa Women’s University will have an increasingly important role to play in developing a female professionals.
In 2019, we will celebrate the 80th anniversary of our parent body, Mukogawa Gakuin, and the 70th anniversary of the university itself. It is not long until we will celebrate our 90th anniversary, and then our centenary. Looking ahead to these milestones, now is the time for us to play to our strengths as a women’s university, step up efforts to improve our education and research, and develop an educational environment that helps our students to learn more broadly and deeply.