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The Principles and Educational goals of International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW)

Ohtawara Main Campus, Tochigi Prefecture

Aiming to “build a society for mutual respect and support”

IUHW has set the following three Fundamental Principles: University focused on well-balanced individuals with a solid sense of humanity, University strongly connected to and fully open to the community, University directed towards the attainment of global standard, and also the following seven Educational Principles: personality development, expertise, inter-profession, information science and technology, global perspective, free inspiration, innovative university administration. We focus on realizing these principles and providing an education to build a “society for mutual respect and support” where everyone can equally respect and assist each other.

The Three Fundamental Principles of IUHW

University focused on well-balanced individuals with a solid sense of humanity

Foster professionals, not only in their fields of study, but with a well-balanced capacity.

University strongly connected to and fully open to the community

Pursuing studies innovatively, as well as responding to the needs for health and welfare in the local community. Function as a base for life-time education for those involved in community services and healthcare professions.

University directed towards the attainment of global standard

Fostering international professionals with an international outlook and the ability of collaborating with people from other countries.

Seven Educational Principles of the IUHW

Personality development

Through fostering professionals not only equipped with knowledge and technology, but also with wisdom, passion and motivation, we will head towards “building a society for mutual respect and support”.

Expertise

As health and welfare progresses by the day, the ability to firmly establish one’s education and promote research is essential. We emphasize the importance of acquiring the appropriate knowledge necessary for a medical professional while studying at IUHW.

Inter-profession

Considering that IUHW is a comprehensive university for medical professions, emphasis is placed on taking classes of other disciplines to deepen understanding, with the view of becoming a health and welfare specialist equipped with comprehensive education.

Information Science and Technology

To foster medical professionals with thorough knowledge on information, science and technology, latest knowledge and technology will be taught in all schools.

Internationality

Not only through liberal arts classes, but through professional education and campus life, the students will learn to become a true cosmopolitan.

Freedom of Thought

Students are encouraged to express their free individual thoughts and actions. With dignity as a person and observance of social rules/mannerisms, the university respects those who show interest in and pursuit of religion, ideologies, and social activities.

Innovative University Management

By reviewing university management, such as abolishing seniority by length of service and have the students evaluate the faculty, we will create an open and active environment which will develop the students’ independence. We will function as a base for life-time education for professionals and provide advanced education and research at our Graduate School.