Since it’s founding in 1885, Chuo University has carried on a tradition of providing practical education based on the philosophy of "Fostering the Ability to Apply Knowledge to Practice." Through a wide range of research activities and practical approaches, Chuo strives to nurture young people able to leverage knowledge into action, as demanded in today’s global society.
When we say knowledge into action, we are referring to the ability to turn academic knowledge into critical thinking, objective understanding, informed decision-making, and independent action. This includes turning knowledge and skills gained through university education into practical capabilities and competencies for use in one’s career, and having the aspiration to make a contribution to local and global society. Practical education is essential to this learning and growing
To date, Chuo has graduated over 570,000 alumni and there are now approximately 26,000 students studying at Chuo each year. In our rapidly globalizing society marked by ever increasing competition, we at Chuo are determined to continue developing ourselves as an international university in all aspects of research, teaching and career preparation activities for our students. Our mission is to become a global gateway to the future for the wider Chuo Community, both domestically and internationally, and to continue to build upon our proven strengths and ongoing achievements.