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  • Takashi INOMATA Dean, Faculty of Law

    Takashi INOMATA Dean, Faculty of Law

    Greetings from the Dean

    Chuo University was founded in 1885 as the Igirisu Horitsu Gakko (English Law School). Ever since, the Faculty of Law has been committed to providing education and conducting research in line with our founding spirit and traditions.

    Law is closely related to our society and everyday life. Whether we are conscious of it or not, our life is protected and restricted by various laws and regulations throughout each day and night.

    As globalization picks up speed, there is increasing need for laws and regulations that extend beyond national borders. How to analyze and assess legal conflicts and problems arising in our global legal society, as well as how to present fair and appropriate solutions, are urgent challenges we face today.

    The Faculty of Law aims to cultivate individuals with such abilities -- those who are capable of recognizing problems and presenting solutions from globalized legal perspectives, i.e., individuals with “global legal minds.”

    In addition, our alumni are active in a wide range of careers. Whatever career path you may choose, the “global legal mind” you cultivate in the Law Faculty will surely be a valuable asset for you throughout your life.
  • Akira YAMASAKI Dean, Faculty of Economics

    Akira YAMASAKI Dean, Faculty of Economics

     

    Greetings from the Dean

    The Faculty of Economics was founded in 1905 and has the second longest history among faculties at Chuo University.

    As we celebrated our 100th anniversary in 2005, our faculty underwent reform and made a fresh start with four departments: Economics, Economic Systems and Information Analysis, International Economics, and Public and Environmental Economics. Through these changes we aim to apply Chuo University’s founding spirit -- “Fostering the Ability to Apply Knowledge to Practice” -- to societal changes, and to better address current trends including informatization, globalization, aging population and declining birthrate, power decentralization, and increasing concerns for the global environment.

    Economics is an academic field closely tied to society. The Faculty of Economics proudly offers a variety of attractive programs run by highly-qualified faculty members to help students learn Economics from four different perspectives: logic, structure, history and policy. As a result, our graduates are well prepared to become active leaders in society.

    Faculty members are continuously making efforts to enhance our educational environment and our unique programs include a variety of dynamic seminars, the Global Leaders Program, and classes and internships focusing on career planning. In addition, the Faculty of Economics provides scholarship opportunities to help students pursue their dreams, such as studying abroad, acquiring qualifications, volunteering, and social contributions.

    We strongly encourage each of you to utilize our unique educational system to acquire valuable knowledge and skills, as well as a passion for life-long learning, so that you will flourish in your career “as an expert in Economics with a centered mind and a warm heart”.
  • Takeo WATANABE Dean, Faculty of Commerce

    Takeo WATANABE Dean, Faculty of Commerce

     

    Greetings from the Dean

    The Faculty of Commerce was founded in 1909 in response to the growing demand for dissemination and fulfillment of practical learning opportunities amid rapid growth in Japanese industry in the early 20th century. While staying true to our traditional values, we have also been making continuous efforts to optimize our educational contents and methods to match changes surrounding the industrial situation and in anticipation of future changes. Currently, we are proudly offering education on the front-line of various subjects and challenges in corporate management.
     
    In the Faculty of Commerce, students mainly study management activities, that is, the basic actions corporate executives and managers take. To enable effective learning, we take a systematic approach by offering four departments: Business Administration; Accounting; Marketing and Trade; and, Banking and Corporate Finance.
     
    At the same time, we offer a variety of classes in liberal arts subjects, including intellectual history, philosophy, literature, and sociology, to help students acquire knowledge and insight, as well as the maturity required for a business person.   
     
    We are also dedicated to providing students with opportunities to foster language skills as well as to cultivating understanding of overseas cultures, diverse perspectives, and the critical thinking abilities required for global-minded individuals. Unique to the Faculty of Commerce, there is a one-semester study abroad program for students who want to study English or their second foreign languages, such as Chinese, Spanish, Korean, French and German.
     
    Furthermore, we earnestly work to provide students with  active learning opportunities in cooperation with companies, which include the following: a Business Project course in which students work to come up with solutions to problems presented by private business administrators; an Internship Training course in which students participate in internship programs after acquiring skills and knowledge necessary for the internship; and, a Business Challenge Program in which students autonomously engage in management of a soccer club or an amputee football tournament.
     
    Through these programs and courses, we aim to cultivate students’ abilities to find potential problems in practical businesses and to utilize acquired knowledge and theories for actual solutions. We further expect these courses to contribute to the development of students’ abilities and attitudes, to understanding of a broad range of situations and people, and to encourage students to seek appropriate support and cooperate with each other.
     
    The Faculty of Commerce will continue providing an optimal environment for students who are motivated to become one-of-a-kind individuals, one in which they can learn theories, take on challenges, put learning into practice, and ultimately acquire understanding of original theories.
  • Kazuo KASHIYAMA Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering

    Kazuo KASHIYAMA Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering

     

    Greetings from the Dean

    Based on Chuo University’s founding spirit of "Fostering the Ability to Apply Knowledge to Practice," the Faculty and the Graduate School of Science and Engineering focus on nurturing individuals who can become active players in global society, with solid basic knowledge and practical skills in their fields, flexibility to respond to diversifying demands, negotiation skills for organization management, and the attitude to take on new challenges.
     
    The Faculty of Engineering, the predecessor of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, was established in 1949 as Chuo’s fourth faculty and was later reorganized as the Faculty of Science and Engineering and relocated to its current location on the Korakuen Campus in 1967.
     
    The Graduate School of Engineering was established with unprecedented speed for a private university: the Master course in 1953, just four years after the undergraduate course, followed by the Doctor course in 1955, just two years later. This was made possible by professors who were making great achievement in their research and had a strong belief in the value of research. This tradition continues today, and with 10 majors and more than 110 research laboratories and 180 researchers, we are providing an optimal environment for advanced learning and sending students with highly-specialized scientific and technological skills out into society. In 2003, we introduced a double-major program ahead of other universities with the aim of cultivating individuals who can excel with their wide range of knowledge and insight. Furthermore, in 2018, we started a dual degree doctoral program with overseas universities. 
     
    Graduates of the Faculty and the Graduate School of Science and Engineering have been making remarkable achievements in various fields in society. Starting from the freshman year, we provide students with career designing opportunities. In terms of developing individuals through global initiatives, we provide students with a number of choices for study abroad and/or overseas training opportunities. We also provide courses for students to prepare for the Professional Engineers exam and National Public Service exams, which contribute to a large number of students successfully passing the Comprehensive Service exam, the most challenging level of National Public Service exams. In addition, most students in the graduate school utilize grants to attend national conferences overseas and make presentations.   
     
    The Faculty and the Graduate School of Science and Engineering are located on the Korakuen Campus, which sits on high ground overlooking the Korakuen area. It has convenient access and is located in a good neighborhood with a lot of greenery. With a broad array of research and educational facilities, it can be considered a perfect study environment. Further enhancement and improvement of Korakuen Campus is included in Chuo Vistion 2025.
     
    In 2019 we celebrated our 70th anniversary, and today our faculty members are committed to working together toward further reform and development so that Chuo University’s Faculty and Graduate School of Science and Engineering will enjoy even greater prominence both domestically and internationally in years to come.
  • Takeshi USAMI Dean, Faculty of Letters

    Takeshi USAMI Dean, Faculty of Letters

    Greetings from the Dean

    [Goals of the Faculty of Letters]

    The Faculty of Letters was founded in 1951 as Chuo University’s fifth faculty. Currently, there are 13 departments: Japanese Literature, English Studies, German Studies, French Studies, Chinese Language and Culture, Japanese History, Asian and African History, European and American History, Philosophy, Sociology, Socio-Informatics, Education, and Psychology. We proudly offer an environment where comprehensive research across human and social science fields is possible.
    Let me explain what the goals of our faculty are by using Japanese literature, my specialty, as an example.
    On hearing Japanese literature, you may first think of names such as Natsume Soseki or Mori Ogai. It is without doubt that Soseki or Ogai left a large number of great works. However, back in the Meiji period, neither Soseki nor Ogai were the most popular writers. To give some examples, Ozaki Koyo and Koda Rohan were more famous, and Hototogisu written by Roka Tokutomi was a best-selling novel. Today, there are only a few people who read Ozaki Koyo or Roka Tokutomi.
     
    This shows the difference between temporary trends and works that stand the test of time. Certainly, there is a value in temporary trends. It is very important to win the hearts of many people in society even for a short period of time. On the other hand, we can never ignore the value of works which remain in people’s hearts over a long period of time. The Faculty of Letters aims to look at the cultural and social trends of certain periods of time while also focusing on changes in people and society over the course of history. To enable this, 13 departments are in place with their own supporting research organization.
      
     
    [The Faculty of Letters now and in the future]   

    I would like to explain our current and future vision by again using Japanese literature as an example.
    Murakami Haruki, who is a world-renowned Japanese novelist, continually depicts the uncertainty of the world we live in, as in his novel “Losing Blue” in which the color blue suddenly disappears at midnight on New Year’s Eve, as well as in another novel “1Q84” in which the protagonist who thought of himself as living in 1984 wanders into the year 1Q84, a world with two moons in the sky. Through these kinds of stories that could be taken as preposterous, he has been writing about the unstable nature of current society and people’s anxieties.    
     
    The Faculty of Letters provides an environment where students can study a wide range of subjects starting from past culture and history, to problems humans and societies in the current age are facing, through participating in classes and seminars in small groups. 
     
    In the 21st century, the world of learning is expected to advance along with rapid societal changes. While examining challenges shared by human beings and societies, we at the Faculty of Letters will also conduct cutting-edge research that can adapt to rapid changes in society and utilize outcomes for the betterment of students’ education.
     
    Through our research and education, we will continue our efforts to pursue the challenges common to people and societies of all ages as well as the challenges that are emerging in the current age.  
     
  • Hidetaka AOKI Dean, Faculty of Policy Studies

    Hidetaka AOKI Dean, Faculty of Policy Studies

    Greetings from the Dean

    The Faculty of Policy Studies (FPS) nurtures students to become able to contribute to society through identifying problems, analyzing them from a broad perspective and with diverse multidisciplinary knowledge, and ultimately to present effective solutions.

    A quarter century since its establishment in 1993, FPS is increasingly proving its worth.

    FPS consists of two departments. The Department of Policy Sciences covers academic areas, such as Law, Administration, Politics, Economics and Business, and the Department of Cross-Cultural Studies covers academic areas, such as Cultural Anthropology, History, Religion, Ethics and Linguistics.

    One of the outstanding features of our educational approach is small group seminars run by leading experts. Prominent researchers give students opportunities to develop logical-thinking skills through in-depth discussions.

    Another noteworthy feature of the Faculty is the multiple fieldwork opportunities available, as we believe communicating directly with stakeholders often facilitates deeper understanding of problems.

    Furthermore, FPS proudly offers classes in ten foreign languages, and our area studies centered on the Asian region are recognized as top level in Japan.

    We welcome you to join FPS, where you can develop true confidence, an invaluable asset in your life, through active learning and unmatched experience.
  • Shun-itsu NAKASAKO Dean, Global Management

    Shun-itsu NAKASAKO Dean, Faculty of Global Management

    Greetings from the Dean

    “Be Ahead of the World.” This is our slogan at GLOMAC (Faculty of Global Management, Chuo University). Our goal is to provide education and research for global leaders of the next generation. Management, economics, global area studies, and other related academic fields together with foreign language courses on English, Chinese, and Spanish are offered in order to stimulate your potentiality to work for the people and to benefit the world. Seeking “Sustainability” for the prosperity of the world is one of the key issues you should be interested in pursuing.

    We have many talented and progressive students from Japan and from overseas joining The Faculty of Global Management. We hope that you will make a lot of friends, learn valuable lessons, and understand a variety of different viewpoints of people from different cultures at Chuo University.

    We encourage you to make meaningful connections and embrace the many opportunities provided at GLOMAC.

  • Susumu HIRANO Dean, Global Informatics

    Susumu HIRANO Dean, Faculty of Global Informatics

    Greetings from the Dean

    The iTL Faculty is stepping forward to embrace the demands of the AI and IoT era. Although the Faculty focuses on basic knowledge of IT - Information Technology (information systems) and the ability to manage information with Law, it is an arts and social science faculty that, through global liberal arts, equips individuals with unique problem solving skills based on synergistic knowledge of academic fields.
     
    Recently the Council for Principles of Human-centric AI Society, under the auspices of the Cabinet Office, stated the importance of STEM education, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS, and of learning ELSI knowledge, ETHICAL, LEGAL, AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS, which enables individuals to understand AI’s ethical, legal, and social impacts. In short, Japanese policymakers now recognize the importance of synergizing basic IT education with the study of arts and social sciences.
     
    We look forward to welcoming you to the iTL era and together embracing the excitement of a future in the field of information.
  • Tadasu WATARI Dean, Graduate School of Law

    Tadasu WATARI Dean, Graduate School of Law

     

    Greetings from the Dean

    Chuo University was founded in 1885 by 18 young attorneys as the Igirisu Horitsu Gakko (English Law School) with the founding spirit of “Fostering the Ability to Apply Knowledge to Practice.” To this day, the Chuo University Graduate School of Law still highly values this history and philosophy.

    The Graduate School offers four law majors, Public Law, Private Law, Criminal Law, and, International Business Transaction Law, as well as a Political Science major, to cater to a wide range of academic needs among graduate students.

    Professors specialize in many fields, including Law, Economics, Finance, Politics, Administration and Sociology. In our globalized society, borders between these different fields are increasingly disappearing. In order to comprehend such a complex society, global perspectives as well as diverse knowledge beyond a single area of specialization have become critical.

    In the Graduate School of Law, students are required to conduct in-depth, professional research and document these results. In order to accomplish this, diverse knowledge beyond one’s own area of specialization, unique views and ideas, and logical-thinking are required, in addition to deep understanding of the specialized area. Students are allowed to take courses outside their majors, enabling inter-disciplinary research and learning. Furthermore, students have opportunities to attend various seminars and encounter the latest findings of researchers inside and outside the Graduate School. Students can also participate in projects run by the Institute of Comparative Law in Japan, the Institute of Social Sciences, and the Institute of Policy and Cultural Studies, and engage in active exchange.

    Though we have seen fluctuations in applicants, we are committed to responding to societal expectations to nurture researchers and legal specialist, as well as to contribute to society by returning to the mission of the Graduate School of Law. We welcome you to join us, to learn and grow together with students of diverse backgrounds, and to become a legal professional.
  • Masahiro ABE Dean, Graduate School of Economics

    Masahiro ABE Dean, Graduate School of Economics

    Greetings from the Dean

    During its long history since being founded, Chuo University Graduate School of Economics has expanded and developed into a leading research and educational institution to nurture highly-skilled business experts and researchers in response to the societal demands.
     
    One of our key features is that we provide systematic educational programs to develop uniquely skilled business experts. Highly professional business skills are increasingly in demand in administration and business fields, due to the advancement of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and globalization. At the same time, global perspectives and understanding of diversity are also desired. Along with progress in technological fields, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics, even higher levels of expertise will be in demand in the future. To develop such high-level business skills, we provide programs for students who have acquired specialized knowledge at the undergraduate level and are eager to move on and acquire higher and more specialized knowledge and skills leading to career advancement.
     
    At the same time, we have enriched educational programs for students who aspire to earn higher degrees and become researchers. Creating practical connections between our Master courses and Doctoral courses, our programs help students who aim to obtain a doctoral degree in five years.
     
    I believe research is about opening up a new frontier that is necessary for humans to make society prosper. It is different from simply studying what humans have accomplished in the past. Since graduate school is a place where you focus more on research than on study, I hope all of you who want to study at the graduate school will find a new frontier of your own. More than 20 years have passed since I became a professional researcher and, looking back, it has been a series of struggles, such as having difficulty conceiving good research ideas or failing to get the results I wanted. Nevertheless, I have continued my career as a researcher because research gives me excitement, enthusiasm, and enjoyment in finding facts and evidence that no one has ever discovered. I am sure you, too, will find pleasure and excitement in your research. Why don’t you join us at the Chuo University Graduate School of Economics and engage yourself in research?
  • Yoshihiko HAKAMATA Dean, Graduate School of Commerce

    Yoshihiko HAKAMATA Dean, Graduate School of Commerce

    Greetings from the Dean

    Welcome to the Graduate School of Commerce

    Amid rapid globalization and ICT development in recent years, it is getting difficult to foresee what the world will be like even in just 10 years’ time. Graduate school is the best opportunity for learning before entering such a complex society.

    You may imagine your future self in a variety of ways, and the Graduate School of Commerce provides two courses in the Master’s program: the Research Course and the Business Course.

    The Research Course is for students who wish to proceed to more in-depth research in the field they have studied, including management, accounting, commerce, finance and economics, as well as for students who are originally from other fields but are interested in the challenges facing current businesses. Students who aspire to become researchers proceed to the doctoral program after the Research Course.

    The Business Course is for students who aim to become active players in the world of business. Traditionally, non-science college education focuses on general learning for students to become prepared to acquire practical skills through OJT. However, as society becomes increasingly globalized, it is becoming necessary for non-science students to acquire analytical skills and language skills for practical work, as well as highly specialized knowledge of business and management. Besides joining a company, there is another career path as well, starting your own business as a Certified Public Tax Accountant or Certified Public Accountant, by acquiring appropriate qualifications.

    In short, the Graduate School of Commerce welcomes you with two Master Program courses, and we proudly offer curriculum run by faculty members who specialize in various fields related to Commerce. You will be able to cultivate expertise by acquiring the latest knowledge in commerce, and to grow further as an individual by mastering studies in related fields. Join us and seize the opportunity to open your future.
  • Kazuo KASHIYAMA Dean, Graduate School of Science and Engineering

    Kazuo KASHIYAMA Dean, Graduate School of Science and Engineering

    Greetings from the Dean

    Based on Chuo University’s founding spirit of "Fostering the Ability to Apply Knowledge to Practice," the Faculty and the Graduate School of Science and Engineering focus on nurturing individuals who can become active players in global society, with solid basic knowledge and practical skills in their fields, flexibility to respond to diversifying demands, negotiation skills for organization management, and the attitude to take on new challenges.
     
    The Faculty of Engineering, the predecessor of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, was established in 1949 as Chuo’s fourth faculty and was later reorganized as the Faculty of Science and Engineering and relocated to its current location on the Korakuen Campus in 1967.
     
    The Graduate School of Engineering was established with unprecedented speed for a private university: the Master course in 1953, just four years after the undergraduate course, followed by the Doctor course in 1955, just two years later. This was made possible by professors who were making great achievement in their research and had a strong belief in the value of research. This tradition continues today, and with 10 majors and more than 110 research laboratories and 180 researchers, we are providing an optimal environment for advanced learning and sending students with highly-specialized scientific and technological skills out into society. In 2003, we introduced a double-major program ahead of other universities with the aim of cultivating individuals who can excel with their wide range of knowledge and insight. Furthermore, in 2018, we started a dual degree doctoral program with overseas universities. 
     
    Graduates of the Faculty and the Graduate School of Science and Engineering have been making remarkable achievements in various fields in society. Starting from the freshman year, we provide students with career designing opportunities. In terms of developing individuals through global initiatives, we provide students with a number of choices for study abroad and/or overseas training opportunities. We also provide courses for students to prepare for the Professional Engineers exam and National Public Service exams, which contribute to a large number of students successfully passing the Comprehensive Service exam, the most challenging level of National Public Service exams. In addition, most students in the graduate school utilize grants to attend national conferences overseas and make presentations.   
     
    The Faculty and the Graduate School of Science and Engineering are located on the Korakuen Campus, which sits on high ground overlooking the Korakuen area. It has convenient access and is located in a good neighborhood with a lot of greenery. With a broad array of research and educational facilities, it can be considered a perfect study environment. Further enhancement and improvement of Korakuen Campus is included in Chuo Vistion 2025.
     
    In 2019 we celebrated our 70th anniversary, and today our faculty members are committed to working together toward further reform and development so that Chuo University’s Faculty and Graduate School of Science and Engineering will enjoy even greater prominence both domestically and internationally in years to come.
  • Michinobu NIIHARA Dean, Graduate School of Letters

    Michinobu NIIHARA Dean, Graduate School of Letters

     

    Greetings from the Dean

    The Graduate School of Letters is a comprehensive graduate school consisting of 13 majors: Japanese Literature, English and American Literature, German Literature, French Literature, Chinese Language and Culture, Japanese History, Asian History, Western History, Philosophy, Sociology, Socio-Informatics, Education, and Psychology. With a variety of full-time faculty members who have in-depth knowledge of various academic fields, languages, cultures and regions, we cover extensive research fields ranging from humanities to social sciences, some of which are close to science. There are traditional fields, such as Philosophy and Literature, and also cutting-edge fields such as Socio-Informatics. Our goals are to nurture researchers and highly-skilled business professionals. To date, close to 200 students have earned doctoral degrees and many of these individuals are currently active as researchers. Every year, we send out many graduates who start their careers as highly-skilled professionals including teachers, business specialists, and civil servants.    
     
    Since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, in particular, we continue to face an “unfathomed future”. There are increasing numbers of problems that are seem beyond control, such as management of contaminated water, and scientists are facing unprecedented challenges. What is needed in this current age is not only the ability to solve problems based on acquired knowledge, but also comprehensive wisdom that enables individuals to raise questions and address problems across various fields. The Graduate School of Letters takes pride in offering a place where students can acquire knowledge and wisdom that can be valued across generations, rather than simply following the changing times -- a place for full-scale learning incorporating past research that might seem outdated but has the potential to move beyond trends into the forefront. Based on this perspective, we are now working together with the Faculty of Letters to proceed with “Comprehensive Educational Reform” in which we aim to structurally combine the knowledge that has been vertically accumulated in each major and to realize the establishment of inter-disciplinary wisdom.
  • Toshiya JITSUZUMI Dean, Graduate School of Policy Studies

    Toshiya JITSUZUMI Dean, Graduate School of Policy Studies

     

    Greetings from the Dean

    The Graduate School of Policy Studies was founded in 1997. We are relatively new compared with other Chuo graduate schools, but as of March 2019, 435 students and 89 students have earned Master’s degrees and doctoral degrees respectively.
     
    Policy Studies is a field that aims to take a comprehensive approach to problems by utilizing several methodologies from different disciplines  rather than being based only on a single type of academic study. The goal is to contribute to society by finding and defining a problem based on inter-disciplinary perspectives, coming up with an appropriate methodology to solve the problem, and ultimately refining and organizing the methodology into proposals or policies. Based on Chuo University’s practical learning philosophy ”Fostering the Ability to Apply Knowledge to Practice,” we aspire to nurture individuals who can contribute to global society with broader perspectives that go across several highly-specialized academic fields and beyond traditional boundaries between multiple societies and cultures.
    In the current world where we are seeing drastic changes in socio-economic activities driven by the emergence of information and communication technology, with the Internet as a leading example, many problems we face require several experts with a high level of specialized knowledge to cooperate with each other in order to reach a solution. Especially in the world of democracy, it is essential to take into consideration what can be accepted willingly by consumers and corporations in society, in order to create policies that can change the real world. Furthermore, the resolution of certain problems can require cooperation between countries which possess fundamental differences in several aspects, including religion, social and historical background, and level of economic development. Seeking long-lasting benefits for future generations is also vital.
     
    The professors and instructors in the Graduate School of Policy Studies are all experts in their own specialized fields. We are committed to helping students to achieve their individual goals by assigning them several instructors, creating an appropriate environment in line with each student’s research theme.
    What we believe is important is to keep our eyes open so that we can critically analyze what is happening in the real world and figure out what the real problem is, and from there have the courage to step into areas outside conventional wisdom.
    Why don’t you join the Graduate School of Policy Studies to open up a new frontier with us?
  • Akihiko KOBAYASHI Dean, Law School

    Akihiko KOBAYASHI Dean, Law School

    Greetings from the Dean

    Welcome to the world of legal professionals —Having no perfect answers is interesting

    This is not limited to the field of law, but I believe that realizing there is no single answer to all the world’s problems is the beginning of our growth.

    Human society would be free from many troubles if all battles were between good and bad or innocence and evil. Unfortunately, this is only the case in samurai dramas and superhero movies. Simplistic justice in such settings misconstrues proper judgment in the real world, where conflicts between two good and innocent parties often arise, and resolutions are very challenging.

    Competent legal professionals are not only capable of convincing others of the validity of their opinions, but at the same time they have the modesty to recognize their own weaknesses and show respect for others.

    While respecting Chuo University’s founding spirit of “Knowledge into Action” and recognizing that the objective of the Law school system is to serve as a bridge between theory and practice, Chuo Law School has been committed to developing down-to-earth legal professionals who are not obsessed with reaching immediate conclusions. This is possible due to a wealth of CLS programs, including educational offerings through collaboration among various researchers and law practitioners, externship opportunities and job-hunting support from an extensive alumni network, and practical support from graduates who work as junior lawyers.

    Along with the Faculty of Law’s plan to relocate from Hachioji to Bunkyo-ku in 2023, the Chuo Law School is scheduled to move to a new campus in Surugadai. This will enable Chuo Law School to better address academic and professional needs, including combined courses and programs for students aiming to pass the bar examination while law students.

    Please join us in getting to know the appeal of a world without perfect answers as you develop the critical thinking skills of a Law professional.
  • Emiko TSUYUKI Dean, Business School

    Emiko TSUYUKI Dean, Business School

     

    Greetings from the Dean

    The Graduate School of Strategic Management (Chuo Business School (CBS)) was founded in 2008 with the aim of developing leading professionals in the field of strategic management.

    CBS Mission
    We foster strategic leaders who turn knowledge into action through reflection to change the world.

    On celebrating our 10th anniversary we returned to Chuo University’s founding spirit, “Fostering the Ability to Apply Knowledge to Practice,” establishing CBS NeXT 10 to enhance development of change leaders.

    CBS offers three unique programs to support its framework: “Action & Reflection”; “Field Learning”; and “Project Research.”

    In “Action & Reflection” you are encouraged to identify what is necessary for you to become a change leader, what you have to learn and how to apply your learning to practical operations, and to share your views with fellow students. It is designed to foster the ability to connect knowledge to practice based on self-reflection.

    “Field Learning” provides you with opportunities to get involved in companies and society, identify problems in both, and develop cogent solutions. This is an experience-based program which embodies the spirit of Practical Learning.

    “Project Research” serves as the course keystone, allowing students and instructor to devote a great deal of time and effort in researching and compiling theses or business plans to address issues of interest, and acquire new business skills to change the world.

    CBS is committed to students who have the ambition to change themselves or an existing business or organization, by providing one-of-a-kind programs taught by outstanding professors. Join CBS and boost your abilities to their fullest potential.
  • Takashi INOMATA Dean, Faculty of Law
  • Akira YAMASAKI Dean, Faculty of Economics
  • Takeo WATANABE Dean, Faculty of Commerce
  • Kazuo KASHIYAMA Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Takeshi USAMI Dean, Faculty of Letters
  • Hidetaka AOKI Dean, Faculty of Policy Studies
  • Shun-itsu NAKASAKO Dean, Global Management
  • Susumu HIRANO Dean, Global Informatics
  • Tadasu WATARI Dean, Graduate School of Law
  • Masahiro ABE Dean, Graduate School of Economics
  • Yoshihiko HAKAMATA Dean, Graduate School of Commerce
  • Kazuo KASHIYAMA Dean, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
  • Michinobu NIIHARA Dean, Graduate School of Letters
  • Toshiya JITSUZUMI Dean, Graduate School of Policy Studies
  • Akihiko KOBAYASHI Dean, Law School
  • Emiko TSUYUKI Dean, Business School

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