Bunka is used in the name of the Tsuru university (Japanese name) and means the “study of the humanities.” The idea of students coming here from diverse places and learning about the “study of the humanities = an academic study of people” in order to contribute to the improvement of education, culture and welfare of the community after graduating, is consistent with our school’s philosophy.
Due to the on-going globalization and computerization of our society, the expected role of our university as a center of academic knowledge is to train professionals and members of society, who have acquired not only specialized knowledge that helps them quickly adapt to the changing times, but who have become cultured with a broad education.
In order to meet these needs in society for training personal skills and developing abilities, we educate and conduct research in the spirit of the school philosophy Seiga Ikusai. We attract excellent students from all over Japan and produce alumni who contribute to society nationwide. We use this unique role, take advantage of the wonderful natural setting of the school and build on the warm relationship with the people of the community we have had since our founding, in order to ensure our university is an effective resource.
School philosophy Seiga Ikusai
Tetsuji Morohashi who is the first president of the university codified our school philosophy. There is a song entitled Seiseishaga found in Lesser Court Hymns - part of the “Classic of Poetry” (or Shikyo, one of the Confucian scriptures). A part in the preface refers to “a joy of training promising youths for society,” which is one idea represented in the school philosophy. The Ga in Seiga is a plant called Tsunoyomogi. Seisei means a vivid green color, alluding to how plants grow very thick. Therefore, Seiga Ikusai broken down by the four characters roughly alludes to “a wish for students to grow and thrive as the plant Tsunoyomogi does.”