Message from the President

Message from the President

The government decided to downgrade the legal status of COVID-19 to common infectious disease such as seasonal influenza and other infectious diseases after May 8, 2023. The teaching style is returning to the way it was before the coronavirus catastrophe, and students were finally allowed to enjoy unrestricted university life. We held a welcome picnic for new students at Greenland in Arao City the other day for the first time in four years. However, COVID-19 has not been under control. We would like each of you to continue to take precautions against infection.

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of its foundation last year, under the founding spirit of “Mutual Friendship between Teachers and Students,” “Deep Respect for Freedom and Liberty,” and “Warm Heart of One School as One Family,” Kumamoto Gakuen University has made advances toward its 90th and the 100th anniversaries in the future. To assist you in achieving your dreams, we at Kumagaku promise to continue to build a new curriculum that meets the needs of the times, and promote a university-wide fusion of arts and sciences, as well as learning initiatives that respond to TSMC's expansion into Kumamoto. Moreover, from this year, in addition to systematic study in their own faculties and departments, students can utilize a system of taking courses in other faculties and departments. We offer a cross-faculty program that will expose you to extensive knowledge through contemporary and multifaceted learning throughout your four years of study.

Since assuming office as the president, I have upheld the "students first" principle, and have worked to improve the educational programs, system, and environment for enhancing the regional educational capabilities so that students can realize their growth and feel happy that they have enrolled at Kumagaku. We will continue to implement reforms to meet the needs of society and students, enriching the learning experience at Kumagaku.

In the new Building No.1: Mirai Hall, there is a Student Commons, and a lounge for each faculty, where students can prepare and review for classes and study for qualifications and certificate exams while having a discussion with faculty members, seniors, and fellow students. You are also encouraged to make full use of the Learning Commons in the library, which boasts one of the largest collections of books in western Japan, and the group-oriented learning rooms.

Students of Kumagaku, if you see me on campus, please feel free to talk to me.