Global Initiative for Humanistic Education
Soka's Global Initiatives through Diversity
In order to solve these challenges,It is important to acknowledge that the place we are at is formed by people with different cultural backgrounds.Having"diversity"as the key factor"creative Global Citizens",with strong mind and ability who can lead to make sustainable progress for the society through mutual understandings by communicating with others.
Soka’s Global Initiatives through Diversity
Soka University has been focusing on humanistic education and international exchange since its opening. The achievements of education and international exchange were highly appreciated and the university was selected to be one of the 37 universities in the “Top Global University Project” of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2014.
Currently, about 550 international students (equivalent to about 7% of the total of students) from 50 countries and territories are learning in this rich diverse campus. Soka University focuses on creating an educational environment that international students can easily learn. Courses in English are also available in undergraduate programs and graduate school. In addition, from April this year, new dormitories for international students will be opened. This campus will continue to improve with its plentiful learning environment where many international students from various backgrounds study together and multiple languages interact.
I hope each one of the international students from all over the world will be able to experience a lifelong treasure here at Soka University. I am looking forward to seeing you at the campus with full of hope.
Soka University President
TOP Global University Project Goals and objectives
Soka University’s initiative to establish a global center for humanistic education through its global programs and education in an effort to advance peace and sustainable prosperity has been selected under the Leading-Global Type B category of the MEXT project, or universities committed to leading internationalization in Japan.
Diversity：The Key to Enhance the Strength of Character and Global Skills.
- International students studying at Soka
- 2013 313students
- 2014 401students
- 2016 600students
- 2023 1119students
- Japanese students studying abroad
- 2013 557students
- 2014 933students
- 2016 868students
- 2023 1196students
- Students Satisfying Foreign Language Skills (Such as TOEFL-iBT 80)
- 2013 296students
- 2014 721students
- 2016 700students
- 2023 1378students
- Courses Syllabi Written in English
- 2013 533courses
- 2014 554courses
- 2016 1752courses
- 2023 2000courses
- Classes held in foreign language (Language subjects are excluded)
- 2013 3.3%
- 2014 4.0%
- 2016 8.8%
- 2023 10.0%
- Programs where Students can Complete Curriculum only in Foreign Languages
- 2013 1program
- 2014 3programs
- 2016 4programs
- 2023 10programs
- Ratio of female faculty
- 2013 27.3%
- 2014 26.3%
- 2016 28.7%
- 2023 32.9%
- Ratio of female administrative staff
- 2013 33.2%
- 2014 28.7%
- 2016 27.5%
- 2023 40.4%
- Ratio of international faculty
- 2013 43.3%
- 2014 44.1%
- 2016 49.2%
- 2023 68.0%
- Ratio of international administrative staff
- 2013 2.4%
- 2014 7.9%
- 2016 9.9%
- 2023 14.4%
Soka University’s Global Initiative
View the Soka University “Top Global University Project Initiative” Pamphlet.
* All contents are in both Japanese and English.
Read about Soka University's initiatives, its achievements, and the future outlook and also interviews with the Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and an international student studying at the University.
Becoming a Global Hub Fostering Creative Global Citizens to Lead a Diverse Society
Global Leaders Driving the Next Generation (International student interview)
A special website for the 2018 ASAIHL (The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning) Annual Conference held at Soka University.
2018 ASAIHL Conference