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Toyo University’s Relocation Project for Its Faculty of Human Life Design and Related Graduate Schools

Following the establishment of the Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation and Design in 2017, The Akabanedai Campus in Kita city, Tokyo, will be welcoming:
The relocation of the Faculty of Human Life Design and related graduate schools by April 2021

Toyo University Incorporated Educational Institution (in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo; Chairman, Shinji Fukukawa) has decided to relocate its Faculty of Human Life Design and related graduate schools by April 2021 from their current location, The Asaka Campus (in Asaka City, Saitama), to The Akabanedai Campus (in Kita city, Tokyo) where the University established its Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation and Design in April 2017.

The relocation project is based on the “Agreement on Cooperation in Preparing for the Administration of Educational Institutes Including Universities in the Akabanedai District” concluded in 2013 between the Educational Foundation, Kita city of Tokyo, and the Urban Renaissance Agency (hereinafter, UR); and the three parties have been holding a series of discussions on this project since the planning stages of the establishment of The Akabanedai Campus.

With the highest aging population rate among the 23 wards of Tokyo, Kita city has high expectations for the Educational Foundation’s administration of an educational, research, and practical institute, to which this relocation project of the Faculty of Human Life Design and related graduate schools will respond.

On completion of this relocation project, collaboration will be established utilizing the advanced technology of information networking and expertise in welfare studies, which will accelerate collaborative efforts to be made by the University and Kita city to resolve the Ward’s social issues stemming from its aging population.

Outline of the Relocation Project

Target date to complete relocation

April 2021

Faculty & graduate schools to be relocated

1. Faculty of Human Life Design—all departments (total admission capacity: 556 students)

  • Human Care and Support Course, Department of Human Care and Support (116 students)
  • Social Work and Child Care Course, Department of Human Care and Support (100 students)
  • Department of Health Care and Sports (180 students)
  • Department of Human Environment Design (160 students)

2. Graduate School of Human Life Design—all departments (Total admission capacity: Master’s Program—30 students; Doctoral Program—9 students)

  • Course of Human Care and Support (Master’s Program—10 students)
  • Course of Health Care and Sports (Master’s Program—10 students)
  • Course of Human Life Studies (Doctoral Program—5 students)
  • Course of Human Environment Design (Master’s Program—10 students; Doctoral Program—4 students)

3. Graduate School of Welfare Society Design—the following courses only (Total admission capacity: Master’s Program—30 students; Doctoral Program—9 students)

  • Course of Human Centered Life Design (Master’s Program—20 students; Doctoral Program—5 students)
  • Course of Human Environment Design (Master’s Program—10 students; Doctoral Program—4 students)

Note: In AY 2018, the Graduate School of Welfare Society Design was reorganized as the Graduate School of Human Life Design (Notification of Establishment submitted)

Purpose for relocation

  1. To enhance the effectiveness of education and research in the Faculty of Human Life Design by using facilities and equipment to be installed in the Akabanedai district
  2. To deal with social issues concerning health and welfare by promoting education and research in full collaboration with Kita city
  3. To accelerate academic and research collaboration between the earlier established Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation and Design and the Faculty of Human Life Design

Facility & equipment installation plan for the relocation project

  1. Complete the construction of a building (with a gross floor area of about 21,000 m2) by the end of FY 2020 for the relocation of the Faculty of Human Life Design on school land in the Akabanedai district secured earlier based on the trilateral agreement between Toyo University Incorporated Educational Institution, Kita city, and UR.
  2. Continue using the grounds and buildings on The Asaka Campus for students to use as sport facilities for extracurricular activities and other purposes.