Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

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APU Educational Objectives

Common for all Colleges and Graduate Schools

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University University Regulations

The University's mission is to offer a wide range of knowledge as an academic center in accordance with the general principles and methods of education set forth in the Fundamental Education Law, as well as to teach and research in-depth technical knowledge pertaining to the Asia Pacific region in order to develop students' intellectual, moral, and practical abilities.​

Through its educational and research activities, APU seeks to cultivate the following kinds of graduates.

  • Japanese with global perspectives and worldviews who can cooperate with peoples of various countries and regions in the spirit of mutual international understanding.
  • Exchange students who, by learning at a Japanese institute of higher education, have developed a proper understanding of Japan and who are active in the global arena.
  • Talented individuals who can build amicable and trustworthy relationships between Japan and the countries of the world and contribute to developing the future economies and societies in their respective countries and regions.

College of Asia Pacific Studies

The College of Asia Pacific Studies aims to cultivate human resources who, upon comprehensive understanding of the diverse political conditions, economies, societies, and cultures of the Asia Pacific region, will (1) achieve basic and advanced knowledge in such areas as global society, environment and development, and tourism, (2) develop language, communication and problem-solving abilities, and (3) through understanding of the diverse problems facing the Asia Pacific, will be able to contribute to sustainable development and coexistence in the region.

College of International Management

The Mission of APM is to cultivate human resources with strong business ethics that will play an active role in resolving management issues at globalizing enterprises and other organizations by imparting fundamental knowledge in management, enhancing intercultural communication skills and upholding cultural diversity.

Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies

The Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies aims to cultivate human resources who will contribute to the sustainable development of and coexistence in the Asia Pacific region. These individuals will possess specialized knowledge in administration, environment and development economics and have practical problem-solving skills required for the development of the Asia Pacific region.

Master's Program in Asia Pacific Studies

The Master's Program in Asia Pacific Studies aims to cultivate human resources who will contribute to the sustainable development of and coexistence in the Asia Pacific region. These individuals will possess a keen interest in research pertaining to and specialized knowledge and skills in fields including international relations and social and cultural studies, and they will demonstrate the practical problem-solving skills required for the development of the Asia Pacific region.

Master's Program in International Cooperation Policy

The Master's Program in International Cooperation Policy aims to cultivate human resources who will contribute to the sustainable development of and coexistence in the Asia Pacific region. These individuals will possess a keen interest in research pertaining to and specialized knowledge and skills in fields including administration, environmental studies, development, health science and tourism, and they will demonstrate the practical problem-solving skills required for the development of the Asia Pacific region.

Doctoral Program in Asia Pacific Studies

The Doctoral Program in Asia Pacific Studies aims to cultivate advanced researchers and professionals who will contribute to the sustainable development of and coexistence in the Asia Pacific region and achieve an advanced capacity for pioneering new academic disciplines required for the development of the Asia Pacific region.

Graduate School of Management

The Mission of GSM is to cultivate creative well-rounded professionals and leaders who will play a central role in resolving management issues at globalizing enterprises and other organizations by imparting advanced management skills, a good understanding of business ethics and a deep insight into globalization.

For further details, please reference the documents below.

Diploma Policy

Curriculum Policy

Admission Policy

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