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New Year’s Greetings from the Chancellor

Happy New Year, and I extend my warmest greetings to you all!
Chuo University was founded as the Igirisu Horitsu Gakko (English Law School) in 1885 by a group of 18 young attorneys. With the philosophy of “Fostering the Ability to Apply Knowledge to Practice,” the founders sought to cultivate a new generation of competent individuals to meet the needs of society through wide-ranging practical education and academic research. Today we are committed to carrying on our proud tradition of providing practical education and utilizing it in our research and educational activities. Our practical education is not only aimed at acquiring practical knowledge. At its heart is a dedication towards nurturing a spirit of productive criticism through academic research and cultivating intelligence to respond to issues facing society—a goal that is captured in our university motto, “Knowledge into Action.”
In 2015 during the 130th anniversary of its founding, Chuo University released Chuo Vision 2025, a ten-year development plan that includes the establishment of multiple new faculties, the upgrading of campuses, continued promotion of global initiatives, the promotion of sports, and the realization of its goal of becoming a comprehensive university.
2019 will be the fourth year since the release of Chuo Vision 2025. Chuo will make steady progress with each pillar of the plan, including establishing the Faculty of Global Management and the Faculty of Global Informatics from April 1, 2019.
Furthermore, committed to another year of growth and development, we promise to work tirelessly and sincerely. I ask students, faculty, staff, alumni and all Chuo community stakeholders, for your understanding, cooperation and support to ensure that 2019 will be even more dynamic and successful than years past.

Shozaburo Sakai
Chancellor, Chuo University
January 1, 2019