About Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University

President's Message

Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University
Gifu Shotoku Gakuen Junior College

President Shouken Miyama

We nurture our student to have a spirit of respect of others, a high level of professionalism, and a strong inspiration to achieve their dreams.

Human beings are social creatures. In order to survive in a society, it is important to treat others with a gentle heart, rather than stubborn and self-satisfied heart.
Our university is based on the first article of Prince Shotoku's Seventeen-Article Constitution(十七条の憲法), which states that "Harmony should be valued", and on the Buddhist spirit of "Equality", "Tolerance" and "Altruism". This university cultivates the ability to contribute to the world, while at the same time nurturing people with a rich heart who are able to respect the feelings of others.
One of our unique features is the cross-departmental liberal arts education called "Yawaragi Basis". Students from different faculties study together to develop the ability to support each other, create, and pioneer the future.
This education is also in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to eliminate hunger and poverty. The skills acquired here will provide a solid foundation for facing and finding solutions to a wide range of social issues.
At the same time, we have created educational environments that enable students to acquire cutting-edge, high-level expertise through practical education such as the study abroad program, educational experience, and the acquisition of AI technology. Join us to discover your dreams and start preparing to make them come true.