YOKOHAMA CITY UNIVERSITY

Basic Policy

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To become a university that provides practical and international liberal arts education

philosophy

YCU's basic philosophy of promoting education focuses on the following three principles:emphasis on education, student-centeredness, and local contribution.

Emphasis on education

YCU strives to produce graduates with problem-solving abilities who seek to find and explore various problems and issues for themselves.

* Curriculum designed to produce graduates with a broad education combined with advanced specialized abilities

* Educational mentorship to promote leadership qualities essential for students to bear responsibility for the future society of the 21st century

* Acquisition of skills to give an international perspective as appropriate for the continually developing international City of

Student-centeredness

YCU strives to place constant emphasis on students' career development, and offers various support programs responsive to student needs.

* A continuing career development support system from university entrance until graduation that considers current social affairs

* Inclusion of career development programs such as field work, internships etc, in the curriculum

* A fully-realized student counseling and educational mentorship system that places emphasis on close dialog with students while mindful of future directions

Local contribution

As a university significant to the City of Yokohama, YCU continues to advance with further contributions to the local region.

* Close ties to the local community, making contributions through offering diverse lifelong learning courses, local citizens' courses, establishment of a medical health forum etc

* Further promotion of partnership with industry through management of intellectual assets, joint research etc

* Improvement of safety management policies and patient services to enhance community medicine in the local area and offer advanced, safe medical treatment services to residents

 

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