Overview of the University

Bunkyo Gakuin University is part of Bunkyo Gakuen, an educational institution that was founded in the year 1924. Today Bunkyo Gakuen is comprised of a full range of educational institutions including the graduate school, university, junior college, vocational college, high school, junior high school and kindergarten. For more than 80 years Bunkyo Gakuen has emphasized and concentrated on practical education under a principle of education that encourages independence and co-existence. The University constantly strives to ensure that it provides an educational environment that is in tune with the current times and never ceases in its efforts to expand equipment and facilities and to improve on its educational strengths. The University is comprised of four undergraduate faculties which include Business Administration, Foreign Studies, Human Studies, and Health Science Technology, and also include the Graduate School which is made up of the Schools of Foreign Studies, Business Administration and Human Studies. The University currently has over 4000 students enrolled in the undergraduate program who study within nine separate Departments.

Bunkyo Gakuin University has sensed the need for continuous change and is taking on new challenges. We have recently established the Faculty of Health Science Technology which aims to nurture the healthcare professionals of tomorrow. We are also making advances in supporting the education of both male and female students, the establishment of more new specialty areas and courses, and the expansion of our Graduate School.

Developing our International exchange program is another aspect of our mission. We are working to expand our connections with the international universities we cooperate with as part of our exchange program and we are currently accepting exchange students from countries such as the United States, Canada, China, and Malaysia. On our campuses Japanese and International students engage freely and enthusiastically in exchange, and it is these students, aware of cultural diversity and the importance of “co-existence,” who are journeying to the various corners of the globe to carry out our mission.

Another point that we must not forget in the 21st century is the urgent need to ensure our “co-existence” with the natural world. In 2006, we established a course designed to nurture aspring environmental experts in the Department of Co-existence Studies. This new system was established to assist in the acquisition of environment-related qualifications, and in addition it works in close partnership with the Faculty of Business Administration. This department enables students to learn about environmental issues using a multi-pronged approach.

In terms of post-graduation employment opportunities, each year our school receives a high evaluation from the business community. We are continuing to strengthen our support system for post-graduation employment and enhance the opportunities that we are able to provide for overseas internships. We currently provide opportunities for students to take an active part in the international community through internships in various locations and corporations overseas.

Students majoring in Programs of Contents and Marketing in the Faculty of Business Administration have exhibited their work at the 2006 Tokyo International Anime Fair, the largest anime fair of its kind in the world. These students have attracted the attention of companies and businesses both in Japan and overseas. Moving forward from With these achievements in mind we will concentrate our efforts on the nurturing of creators of computers contents who will go on to open up new horizons in new and exciting fields.

Bunkyo Gakuin University provides a learning environment in which a student can major in one specific area while sampling from multiple other related areas. As students open their minds to new learning opportunities they will expand their own horizons, build ties with other people, and provide themselves with the tools to open up their own boundless hidden potential.