Features of Toyo University
1. Three pillars supporting tradition and global human assets
Toyo University carries on a tradition that began with the Philosophy Academy, an institution founded by the philosopher Enryo Inoue in 1887. In commemoration of Toyo University’s 125th anniversary in 2012, it began developing “global human assets” capable of responding to changes in the times and environment and of blazing their own paths forward. This undertaking is based on three pillars; namely, “globalization” and “career preparation” built upon “philosophy education.”
2. An extensive curriculum of diverse faculties and departments
With thirteen faculties* (Letters, Economics, Business Administration, Law, Sociology, Global and Regional Studies, International Tourism Management, Information Networking for Innovation and Design, Human Life Design, Life Sciences, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Information Sciences and Arts), Toyo University is a comprehensive university that gives students the opportunity to study in a broad range of fields, from the humanities to science. It also facilitates flexible learning to match students’ individual interests by allowing students to take lessons in other faculties and departments, offering “university-wide courses” that students at all campuses can take, and establishing a special English-language course called “LEAP.”
- Includes faculties that are being conceptualized as of July 2015.
3. Bringing together motivated students from all parts of Japan—from Hokkaido to Okinawa—and other countries
Toyo University has a large student body made up of people from all of Japan’s 47 prefectures as well as other countries. Its enrollment is among the largest in Japan. One of the real pleasures of studying at Toyo University is the opportunities it offers for mutual experience and learning of different cultures and values.
4. Integrated four-year education at five campuses, each possessing a rich environment
Toyo University operates five campuses situated in Hakusan and Akabanedai (Tokyo), Asaka and Kawagoe (Saitama), and Itakura (Gunma). All of them have first-rate facilities and excellent locations that are within walking distance from the nearest train station. Students study at the same campus during their four-year enrollment, something that is highly advantageous in terms of part-time work, housing, and other aspects of daily life.
5. Aiming to conclude memoranda of understanding with 100 institutions; expanding the international study network
Toyo University is enhancing its language reinforcement programs, international study and overseas training programs, and language seminars to cultivate the basic skills students will need as members of the global community. It has also established exchange programs with its partner universities and the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). It has also launched Global Mobility Scholarships.
6. An impressive employment track record: 12,000 job offers with a stable employment rate of 97.6%
In an average year, Toyo University students receive some 12,000 job offers from over 5,000 companies. Moreover, they typically achieve a stable employment rate; for example, 97.6% of March 2016 graduates successfully found jobs. The university supports graduates’ employment in various ways that include holding on-campus information sessions that attract over 1,000 companies.
7. More than 800 clubs
While some students aim to be the best in Japan, others want to have a good time. Toyo University is home to numerous clubs that are oriented toward greatly expanding students’ horizons. You’re sure to find one that fits your interests!