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Message from the Dean of the Faculty of Economics//経済学部長メッセージ

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経済学部長の写真

東洋大学経済学部 学部長 小川 芳樹
Yoshiki Ogawa, Dean of the Toyo University Faculty of Economics

Toyo University was founded by Dr. Enryo Inoue in 1887 as part of the former Philosophy Academy (or Tetsugakukan). Even at that time, economics classes were already being taught at the Academy. Our faculty is the second oldest after the Toyo University Faculty of Letters. Our long history has always kept us at the forefront of the times and given us rich insights as we deeply explore the “economics of the day.”

Our goal is to keep challenging ourselves to inquire into the wide-ranging and cutting-edge issues in our current economy and society, as we work from the foundation and extensive tradition that our faculty has built. Starting in 2000, our faculty was reformed into its current four-department structure to more effectively respond to our increasingly diverse and complex society and economy. Addressing varied student needs, the Department of Economics thoroughly studies theoretical and empirical economics; the Department of International Economics emphasizes the explaining and understanding of issues related to global economics; the Department of Policy Studies comprehensively addresses the serious issues faced by Japan’s society and economy today; and the Department of Economics (Evening Course) offers courses for students who wish to study economics while making the most efficient use of their time.

Each department also puts considerable effort into small-group seminar classes that deliver an educational environment for fostering problem-discovery and problem-solution methods initiated by the students themselves. The seminar thesis and the graduation thesis requirement place particular emphasis on creating experiences and opportunities for students to craft their own original work and develop abilities related to persuasion. Additionally, we offer a robust selection of practical classes in economics, language classes in English and other languages, and advanced computer training so that students can develop real-world, applicable skills. Our faculty includes instructors with broad-based experience at the forefront of economics, which enables students to select a focused area of specialization that corresponds to their individual interests.

Entering the 21st century, we are facing unprecedented economic stagnation on a global scale, international environmental issues such as climate abnormalities, and a changing social structure due to rapid innovations in IT. This means that socioeconomic changes are occurring on a level we have never experienced before. I hope that students will leverage advantageous skills from having studied for four years in the Faculty of Economics and hone their individual talents to a new level so that they can embark on a voyage toward fulfilling their personal role and mission in the real world.

The Faculty of Economics warmly supports and monitors each and every student so that they can make this achievement their own.

東洋大学の起源は、学祖井上円了博士が明治20年に創立した哲学館にありますが、この哲学館の時代に経済学は講座としてすでに開設されていました。東洋大学では、文学部に次いで二番目に古い歴史を持つ伝統ある学部ですが、常にその時代の先端を見つめ「経済学のいま」を深く追究する先見性が豊かな学部でもあります。

過去の長い伝統に基づく学部の蓄積を基盤に据えて、現代の経済・社会が抱える幅広い最新の問題にチャレンジしていきたいと考えています。ますます拡大を続ける経済・社会の複雑性・多様性に対応するため、2000年から現在の4学科体制に移行しました。経済の理論と実証を徹底的に学ぶ経済学科、国際的な経済活動の把握と解明に重点を置く国際経済学科、日本の現実の社会・経済が抱える問題を深く考える総合政策学科、時間を有効に活用して経済学を学べる経済学科(イブニングコース)と学生のニーズに対応した多種多彩な4学科で構成されています。

学生のみなさんが自らの手で問題を発見し解決策を提案できる力を養えるように、どの学科も少人数のゼミナール教育に力を注いでいます。ゼミ論文や卒業論文の作成を通じて、学生が自分の作品を創造し説得力あるサービスを他に提供する機会と経験を持つことを特に重視しています。また、学生の実践力を養うため、経済学の演習科目、英語を始めとする語学教育、そして高度のコンピュータ教育も充実させています。最先端で活躍する幅広い分野の教員スタッフが配置されていますので、学生のみなさんは自分の関心と興味に適合した専門分野の学習を選択できます。

21世紀に入って、未曾有の世界的規模の経済不況、異常気象に代表される地球環境問題、飛躍的なIT技術の革新による社会構造の変貌など、これまでにない大変化が社会・経済に起こっています。学生のみなさん一人ひとりが経済学部という器を活用して大学4年間の学生生活で自分の個性と能力に一層の磨きをかけ、自分の役割と使命を果たすべく実社会に向かって船出してほしいと考えています。

経済学部は、一人ひとりの学生全員がそのように巣立つことを暖かく見守り応援したいと思います。