Kobe Gakuin University Charter

Kobe Gakuin University Charter

This charter is implemented in order to achieve consistent development and improvement of Kobe Gakuin University. Each and every one of us hereby vows to uphold it with integrity and responsibility.

Founding philosophy

"shinri-aikō kosei-sonchō" (love of truth and respect for individuality)
Through learning and the pursuit of knowledge, we aim to experience the joy that comes with acquiring the wisdom offered by universal academic systems, and to discover the individualities of ourselves and others, and develop respect for both in the process.

Our goals for Kobe Gakuin University

  • To allow people to achieve their full potential.
  • To create people with the aptitude and vitality to be leaders in the community.
  • To create and disseminate knowledge.
  • To evolve together with the people and industries of our local communities.
  • To study the very nature of education and further respect for human rights.

Our basic education principles

  • To provide lifelong education as a foundation on which people can build themselves.
  • To provide education through which people can attain a high level of expertise at any stage in their lives.
  • To provide education with a global perspective that meets the ever-diversifying needs of the community.

Our basic operation principles

  • To operate the university soundly and stably according to a mid- to long-term plan.
  • To give priority to students' learning activities and creation of an environment that facilitates this.
  • To ensure transparency of the decision-making process and place a premium on the sharing of information.
  • To reflect students', the faculty's and staff's opinions, as well as third-party assessments, in the running of the university.

Standards expected of staff

The ideal faculty member
  • Upholds the university's founding philosophy and reflects it in teaching.
  • Works to communicate with students, other faculty and staff, and to deepen mutual understanding.
  • Addresses students' requirements and concerns, and makes a serious effort to provide advice.
  • Inspires academic curiosity in students and shows them potential career paths for the future.
  • Has common sense and is ethical, and endeavors to develop good sense in students.
  • Strives to continually improve education and research activities.
  • Works to utilize his or her own expertise to contribute to the operation of the university and fulfill the mission of social service.
  • Is aware that the university is a place for encouraging students to learn of their own accord.
The ideal administrator
  • Upholds the university's founding philosophy and reflects it in support for academic activity.
  • Works to communicate with students, other faculty and staff, and to deepen mutual understanding.
  • Is able to put himself or herself in the students' place when offering support.
  • Is able to think independently and perform administrative tasks autonomously and proactively.
  • Continually strives to improve and evolve into a specialist in his or her tasks.
  • Aims to perform not only the assigned tasks, but also endeavors to be of assistance to others.
  • Is aware that the university is a place for encouraging students to learn of their own accord.