Prof. Dr. KOIDE Tadataka
President, Aichi Gakuin University
Since its establishment in 1876 as a Zen Buddhist School, Aichi Gakuin University (AGU) has developed into one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Chubu area, the central part of Japan. AGU has eight undergraduate programs, i.e., the Faculty of Letters, the Faculty of Psychological and Physical Science, the Faculty of Business and Commerce, the Faculty of Management, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Policy Studies, School of Pharmacy, and the School of Dentistry.
AGU also has seven doctoral programs.Today's world needs deepening of spiritual values as much as knowledge and technological advancement. Led by the spirit of Zen Buddhism, AGU holds synthesis of the two needs to be its fundamental objective. Everyone involved in education and research at AGU has long been striving to achieve the objective together with their students.
I firmly believe, therefore, that AGU will continue to meet the educational and practical demands of not only Japanese youth but the youth of the world at large.