Greeting of President Shinohara
Born in 1945 in Okayama. Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Economics. Studied at University of Chicago. In1973, Lecturer and Associate Professor at University of Waterloo and in 1978, Lecturer of Doshisha University, Faculty of Economics, Associate Professor in 1980 and Professor in 1984 at Doshisha University. In 2015, Professor Emeritus at Doshisha University. Visiting Professor to Renmin University of China, School of Economics, and Professor Emeritus of Northwest University, China.
President of the Japan Economic Education Center Foundation. In April 2015, President of Kyoto Gakuen University.
Kyoto Gakuen University traces its history back about 90 years since its foundation as“Kyoto Commercial School,” the predecessor of the University and more than 45 years since its foundation in 1969 as a university.
The University is dedicated to practical education to “develop people who can assume active leadership roles in any field,” adhering to the education philosophy of the founder, Konan Tsujimoto, “the inherent nature of a person is magnificent which develops without limitation, so let us develop it, tailored to individuality.”
In recent years, considering the gap between “people developed by universities” and “people required by society,” which has surfaced as a challenge as Japanese society transforms and in order to respond to the needs of a new age, we reorganized in April of this year the Faculties and Departments that provide appropriate practical education, including the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and started a double campus system in Kyoto Kameoka and Kyoto Uzumasa with four Faculties and ten Departments.
The new Kyoto Gakuen University will further develop students who can individually contribute to society through a flexible response to changes.