Message from the President

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Seiji Fukuta, President

Seiji Fukuta, President
Seiji Fukuta, President

Born in 1950. Completed the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo.
President of Tsuru University from April, 2014.

<Literary works>
『競争やめたら学力世界一』(2006: Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.)
『格差をなくせば子どもの学力は伸びる』(2007: Akishobo)
『競争しても学力行き止まり』(2007: Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.)
『子どもたちに「未来の学力」を』(2008: Tokai Education Research Institute)
『フィンランドは教師の育て方がすごい』(2009: Akishobo)
『こうすれば日本も学力世界一』(2011: Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.)
『フィンランドはもう「学力」の先を行っている』(2012: Akishobo)
『国際バカロレアとこれからの大学入試改革――知を創造するアクティブ・ラーニング』(2015: Akishobo)
and more.

Living in a community with a world view

The world is significantly changing due to rapid globalization. The same can be said about the field of education. This change is comparable to the Meiji Restoration. It is called, “global education,” and it is happening now. Right now, it is important for high school students to focus on the world and fully prepare themselves in order to turn these changes into opportunities.

For 40 years, I have done my research on the multiple ethnicities, cultures and languages of the former Soviet Union, Russia. In the last 10 years, I studied educational innovations in Finland and other EU and OECD countries. In Europe, they are making efforts to merge countries together by lowering its barriers to create a larger community.
With multilingualism in mind, the Bologna Process was created to ensure the comparability of university credits, and there has also been a trend to unify standardized professional qualifications. 

Japan’s unique culture is a hybrid of many different aspects of cultures taken from around the world. The combining of these attributes make Japan’s social behavior an enriched one. Therefore, we feel we are in a position where we can show the world a picture of coexistence, associating with one another by disregarding religious conflicts and military confrontations.
We hope that our students will act with a global perspective, and play an active role in your community and in the world.

For 60 years, our university has embraced the idea of ‘Human Exploration’ to help foster young people to connect with society based on our school’s philosophy: Seiga Ikusai. We expect our students to have an open mind and accumulate practical experiences by connecting with different communities from around the world. For this reason, we established various scholarship programs in 2014 to encourage studying abroad, or in other places around Japan. Our university has also expanded its Entrance Fee Exemption and tuition waiver. We wish to offer support to our students’ studies in various ways.