南山大学

 

Towards the Realization of the Nanzan Grand Design

In 2007, Nanzan University devised its“Grand Design”for the next 20 years.

The Nanzan University Grand Design is a chart for positioning Nanzan as a university that will be a preferred option for students from all over the world. In this chart is the vision, and the medium-to long-term goals, that are based upon our University's founding ideals and educational motto. Our vision is grounded in the recognition that differences exist among people in terms of ethnicity, ability, religion, culture, and gender. It is dedicated to the service of creating a new set of values that embraces such diversity and, through living and working together in our diversity, promotes respect for the dignity of all human beings. In short, we aim to “turn the power of the individual into the power of the world. empowering the individual to become a power in and for the world.”

The following are the medium-to long-term goals for realizing this vision

  1. For research, “to respect human dignity, carry out pioneering research for the advancement of humankind, and, as a base of interdisciplinary joint research, to create new academic value.”
  2. For education, “with the establishment of a system of universal access, having realized its vision, to become a university that is a preferred option for students from all over the world, producing quality graduates for the world market.”
  3. For social contribution, “to become the bestregarded university in the region through social contribution that gives expression to our vision.”