Overview of the concept
Rikkyo University aims to cultivate globally aspiring individuals with liberal arts knowledge and skills. These are the kind of people who can use their broad knowledge and perspectives to uncover and tackle the core issues around serious global challenges such as environmental pollution, the refugee crisis, and economic inequality. Rooted in its liberal arts tradition, Rikkyo offers original and innovative leadership education which aims to produce a new type of global leader that can think and act independently while engaging with cultural diversity around the world. In the Top Global University initiative, Rikkyo University proposes the concept titled "Global Liberal Arts Education × Leadership Education × Self-Transformation- The Evolution of Rikkyo as a World-Class University-." Based on the aforementioned concept, the University has been advancing several projects focusing on the three key reforms, including "Reform of Curriculum," "Reform of Student Awareness" and "Reform of Governance," in order to respond to the rapid globalization of society and the changing needs of the world today. By carrying out such reforms, the University will create the kind of environment that fosters awareness of the increasingly international nature of modern society, such as through enhancing study abroad provision, increasing intake of international students and hosting academic lectures by guest professors invited from overseas institutions.
Globalization Objectives by 2024
Rikkyo University formulated its strategic plan, "Rikkyo Global 24," and set the specific goals in four areas in order to actualize the vision for the University's globalization towards the 150th anniversary of the University's foundation in 2024. The University has been advancing several projects according to its concepts for the Top Global University initiatives based upon the strategic plan.
Main Goals in "Rikkyo Global 24"
Provide a global experience to all students by enhancing the range of learning and training programs abroad.
Featured Projects for Globalization
Establish the Global Liberal Arts Program (GLAP), the English-medium 4-year undergraduate degree program
Introduce the "Global Liberal Arts Minor," which allows students to complete a sequence of subjects from different disciplines to explore one specific theme related with the challenges facing today's society