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Kibi International University, KIU, was established as one of Junsei Educational Institutions at Takahashi city, Okayama prefecture in 1990. KIU has grown rapidly into the general university in the past 27 years since the founding as described below and is recognized now as one of the best private universities in the Tyugoku & Shikoku districts, west portion of Japan.
|1990||Established Kibi International University (April)|
|1995||Established Department of Nursing, Department of Physical Therapy,
Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Science (April)
|Established Department of Social Welfare, Department of Health Welfare,
School of Social Welfare, (April)
|Established Sociology Major, Graduate School of Sociological Studies (April)|
|1997||Established Doctoral Program (Latter Term), Graduate School of Sociological
|1999||Established Social Welfare Studies Master's Program, Graduate School of Social Welfare Studies (April)|
|2000||Established Health Science Studies Master's Program, Graduate School of
Health Science Studies (April)
|Established Department of Mental Health and Welfare, Department of Clinical Psychology, Department of Welfare and Volunteerism, School of Social Welfare
|2001||Established Department of International Conservation Studies for Cultural
Properties, School of Sociology (April)
|Established Social Welfare Studies Doctoral Program (Latter Term), Graduate
School of Social Welfare Studies (April)
|2002||Established Social Welfare Studies Master's Program (Distance Learning),
Graduate School of Social Welfare Studies (April)
|2004||Established Department of Intellectual Property Management and Department of Environmental Risk Management, School of Policy Management (April)|
|Established Clinical Psychology (Master's Program), Graduate School of
Clinical Psychology Studies (April)
|2005||Established Master's Program, Graduate School of Conservation and
Restoration for Cultural Properties Studies (April)
|Established Doctoral Program (Latter Term), Graduate School of Health Science Studies (April)|
|2006||Established Department of Child Welfare Services, School of Social Welfare (April)|
|Established Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (Latter Term), Graduate
School of Clinical Psychology Studies (April)
|Established Clinical psychology Doctoral Program (Latter Term), (Distance
Learning), Graduate School of Clinical Psychology Studies (April)
|Established International Cooperation Master's Program (Distance Learning)
Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (April)
|2007||Established Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology by
restructuring Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Social Welfare (April)
|Established Department of International Conservation Studies for Cultural
Properties, School of Cultural Properties by restructuring the Department of
International Conservation Studies for Cultural Properties, School of Sociology (April)
|2008||Established Physical Therapy Master's Program (Distance Learning), Graduate School of Health Science Studies (April)|
|Established Intellectual Property Studies Master's Program (Distance
Learning), Graduate School of Intellectual Property Studies (April)
|Established Environmental Risk Management Master's Program (Distance
Learning), Graduate School of Environmental Risk Management (April)
|Established Department of Environmental Management, School of International Environmental Management by restructuring Department of Intellectual Property Environmental Management and Department of Environmental Risk Management, School of Policy Management (April)|
|Established Integrated Graduate School with Graduate School of Kibi
International University by changing the name of Social Welfare Studies
Doctoral Program (Latter Term), (Distance Learning) , Graduate School of Social Welfare Studies, Kyushu University of Health and Welfare (April)
|2009||Established Integrated Graduate School with Graduate School of Kyushu University of Health and Welfare by changing the name of International Cooperation Master's Program (Distance Learning), Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kibi International University (April)|
|2010||Established Occupational Therapy Master's Program (Distance Learning), Graduate School of Health Science Studies (April)|
|Established Psychology Master’s Program, Graduate School of Psychology Studies (April)|
|Established Department of Animation Cultural Studies, School of Cultural Properties (April)|
|Name of Graduate School of Clinical Psychology Studies was changed to School of Psychology Studies (April)|
|Name of Graduate School of Clinical Psychology Studies (Distance Learning) was changed to Psychology Studies (Distance Learning) (April)|
|Established Intensive Japanese language Program (April)|
|Name of Junsei Junior College was changed to Kibi International University Junior College (April)|
|Established Dental Beauty Program (3 year program), Department of Health and Welfare, Kibi International University Junior College (April)|
|2011||Name of School of Health Science was changed to School of Health Science and Social Welfare and established Department of Social Welfare, School of Health Science and Social Welfare (April)|
|Name of Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology was changed to Department of Psychology, School of Psychology (April)|
|Established Department of Child Development and Education, School of Psychology (April)|
|Established Total Beauty Program, Department of Health and Welfare, Kibi International University Junior College (April)|
|2012||Established Department of Child Development and Education (Distance Learning) , Department of Psychology (April)|
|2013||Established Department of Agricultural Regional Vitalization, School of Agricultural Regional Vitalization (April)|
|Name of School of Sociology was changed to School of Social Science (April)|
|Established Department of Business Management and Sociology, School of Social Science (April)|
|2014||Established Department of Foreign Studies, School of Foreign Language Studies (April)|
|Established Department of Animation Culture, School of Animation Culture (April)|
KIU has 6 Schools and 11 departments in 3 campuses, Takahashi-campus as the major one, Okayama-campus and Minami-awaji campus at three different locations repectively, as described below.
Takahashi City is an old town rich in history and tradition. Encircled by mountains, Takahashi is a long time economic, political and cultural center for the surrounding Bitchu district as well as home to Kibi International University's (KIU) main campus site. Nestling on a sheltered hillside, the extensive KIU main campus is a brief taxi ride from Bitchu-Takahashi J.R. rail station. Located atop a wooded peak and overlooking the Takahashi River, the well kept Bicchu Matsuyama castle is a truly picturesque structure and an excellent vantage point that evokes times past.
Situated in the southern part of Okayama Prefecture, Okayama City has long been a major Sanyo Region commercial hub and population center. Close to the northern shore of Japan's Inland Sea and lying at a busy crossroads for persons and goods, Okayama City is a modern and comfortable, if surprisingly large, prefectural capital with extensive amenities. Those lacking a sure sense of direction will be pleased to read that, in contrast to many Japanese urban centers, large tracts of Okayama City are laid out in grid fashion and are easily accessible via wide, bicycle-friendly main thoroughfares. Located just a few kilometers beyond Okayama City's northern fringes, Okayama Airport is a mere 1 hour's flight-time from Tokyo's Haneda Airport. An efficient yet relaxed facility, it offers frequent flights to major cities both in Japan and overseas. Okayama's main J.R. railway station is served by frequent high-speed Shinkansen 'Bullet Trains' that will whisk you eastwards as far as Tokyo and westwards into Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu.
Minami-Awaji is a friendly city lying in the tranquil southern part of Awaji Island. Blessed with a benign climate and superb soils, it's an ideal location for agricultural enterprise and research. Awaji onions are renowned for their sweetness. The area benefits from its extensive links with Shikoku Island to the south which, since 1985, have been greatly facilitated by the Onaruto Suspension Bridge. A tourist attraction in its own right, this civil engineering marvel spans treacherous waters noted for their swirling currents.
In the Department of Business Management and Sociology, students analyze various problems related to contemporary society from perspectives of business administration and sociology think about solution to them. To be concrete, they mainly learn corporate management methodologies to respond to globalization flexible and accurately. Additionally, students learn and analyze various topics regarding contemporary society, economy, politics and culture in detail in order to acquire a broader perspective. Our department is looking for students who want to be persons capable of active in the society by developing the inquiry mind and rich imagination.
Regardless of capacity and proficiency levels, it is beyond doubt that the playing and enjoying of all forms of sport can help individuals recover, maintain and enhance their physical and mental health. The Department develops students with specialized knowledge and skills in sports to contribute to society. Graduates gain official certification as junior and senior high school physical education (P.E.) teachers, athletic coaches, sports business professionals, regional or private club operation professionals, and health and exercise instructors at health facilities and medical and welfare facilities. Through four years at the University, students acquire specialized knowledge and skills in sports, exercise and health as well as sociology and from the 2nd year, students choose either Sports Management Course or Sports Health Course to deepen their specialization.
The purpose of the Department is to provide nursing education and have students obtain qualifications of a nurse, a public health nurse, a school nurse and a high school teacher(nursing care) depending on each student's desire. In order to acquire such qualifications, basic academic ability is required. However, what is more important is that students need to develop kindness and empathy for people having health problems and think and act from the viewpoint of others. As nursing care requires teamwork with colleagues and other staff, cooperation is also important. Therefore, in seeking students who have an attitude and aptitude for becoming nurses, we accept students not only by an academic examination but also by a variety of examinations.
A physical therapist, as a professional in charge of rehabilitation, practices team medical treatment, aiming at the recovery of functions and rehabilitation into society together with patients. The Department of Physical Therapy program focuses on developing professional "Physical Therapists." As such, we seek students who have a strong desire and dream "to become a Physical Therapist" and will make the effort to obtain that objective and also cherish relationships with people and listen to people willingly. The University also has a graduate school, where students study more advanced and professional knowledge and skills.
In order for a student to excel as an Occupational Therapist, we adhere to the principle of developing graduates who can make precise judgments and learn to take action and maintain good working relationships with others to resolve problems. In order to become a professional Occupational Therapist, it is necessary to acquire not only professional knowledge and skills but also a wide range of knowledge from natural sciences (science program) to human sciences (humanities program). For that purpose, we believe it is the most important quality for students to "open their minds to circumstances, people and study."
In this Department, "Welfare Practice Course" and "Certified Social Worker/Psychiatric Social Worker Course" are established to be able to help the future course of the student. And both courses assume in common missions to train the social worker challenging the solution to social problems. This Department welcomes very much all students such as persons who want to make society better by responding sensitively problems in society, and by analyzing and challenging tasks for those problem-solvings, or who are in hope of the happiness of people. Let's think together about society and the world.
The aim of the Department of Psychology is to "equip students with specialized knowledge and skills in the field of psychology, nurture their individual strengths and to develop their characters in order to foster individuals who are resourceful, articulate and ready to contribute to the society". Human awareness and behaviors are generally understood and explained from a psychological and social perspective, we welcome students who are keen to discuss, hypothesize and analyze from a different angle, taking into consideration; senses, perceptions, memory, emotions, characters and intellect based on scientific and objective methods. And furthermore apply the knowledge and insights obtained by such methods practically to their learning and clinical practices. The Department encourage and welcome students who are eager to pursue their interests and curiosity, and who aims to develop and challenges oneself.
The Department aims to develop childcare specialists and educators by objectively comprehending growth and development of individual children at childcare and education facilities, based on objective and scientific study of child development and education, and learn not only the method of directly assisting in the growth and development of children (childcare support) but also the concept and specific method of childcare support at home and in the community where children grow. In addition to the desire to play and interact with children, in order to acquire the ability to give desirable specific assistance in the growth and development of each child, we want students to actively challenge various studies and experiences to draw out and develop their ability to the maximum extent possible.
The School of Animation Culture would like to foster the researcher of Animation Culture, the producer of animation and cartoon, and the animator. So we welcome the following types of students.
The students should have the ability of finding his and her own way of doing by seeing animations and reading cartoons, and of making it reflect his or her work.
Before getting into our university, the students are required to see as many animations and cartoons as possible and draw any kind of picture.
The School of Agricultural Regional Vitalization pursues education and research with the aim of contributing to the regional vitalization based chiefly on agriculture. We contribute to the future of agriculture and local communities, through studying in Awaji-shima Island, One of the Most Advanced Agricultural Areas in Japan.
In view of the objectives, we seek individuals with the following qualifications.
The whole area of Awaji-shima Island is the field for your studying. We provide various programs to master practical skills.
Reflecting Kibi International University's principal purpose, the primary objective of the School of Foreign Language Studies is to produce cultured, technically proficient and otherwise reliable, eminently employable graduates, able and keen to successfully play useful roles in an increasingly integrated world. Specifically, the School of Foreign Language Studies aims to develop appropriately confident graduates with the following attributes:
Graduate School of Sociological Studies focuses on the transformation of society and its accompanying intellectual challenges. Sociology is analyzing the rich variety of phenomena and social issues of modern society and its dynamic global transformation. Sociological study investigates a wide variety of social phenomena, starting from familiar events of everyday life and continuing to the background factors and the rich variety of changing situational factors. The objective is to understand and explain social phenomena.
In the doctoral course of the Graduate School of Social Sciences, since its opening in 1995 there have this far been awarded 11 sociology doctoral degrees. These have represented various fields of sociological study and a rich variety of approaches. In the master's program of the Graduate School of Social Sciences, the faculty with advanced research achievements is glad to offer their help in such fields as "comparative sociology", "Regional Sociology," "industrial sociology", "Sport Sociology" and many other thematic fields.
The contents of education and research in the health sector has complicated and sophisticated with the remarkable development of the life sciences. Graduate School of Health Science Studies fosters advanced professionals and education researchers who can have the problem-solving ability in nursing health sector or rehabilitation assistance field, and lead the health science area. The Graduate School enrolls students who have experienced at clinical setting and have a high awareness of the problem solving. Health and Welfare Institute was established thorough the 2007 private university academic research advanced propulsion business "Open Research Center Development Project". The institute has promoted research activities of graduate students.
The Graduate School of Social Welfare Studies aims to explore the possibilities of sustainable welfare societies in the globalizing world. In the search of happiness and well-being, it is essential to develop sound social networking and human relationships, ranging from family, neighborhood, local community to workplace. Although each of us has a different set of sociocultural attributes such as gender, ethnicity, living areas – rural or urban, mutual support for vulnerable citizens is based on functioning social network.
The Graduate School offers the Master's Degree Program that consists of theoretical part (social work and social welfare policy) and of practitioners' perspectives (responding to concrete and specific expertise). For those who hope to enhance their professional expertise, the Graduate School provides with highly competent professional education.
As admission policy, the Graduate School of Social Welfare Studies would welcome those who seek to obtain advanced insights from social welfare studies and to acquire higher competence as professional practitioners. Prospective students are expected to have keen interest in humanitarian social innovation for supporting self-reliance of those with vulnerability and with risks of social exclusion.
The Graduate School of Psychology at the Kibi International University is committed to furthering our understanding of psychological behavior and mental processes by utilizing the methods of science in both basic and clinical research. We seek to train graduate students as who have ideas and motivated to promote their academic carriers.
In the master program of Psychology, we would like to have who are interested in psychology research in order to better understand the mechanism of Cognition (memory, learning, and perception etc.) with use of psychological method.
In the master program of Clinical Psychology, we look for who are interested in becoming a clinical psychologist to advance scientific knowledge (Cognition, Neuroscience, Clinical, and Social Psychology) and to find solutions for human psychological problems.
In the doctor program of Psychology, we seek people who would like to develop comprehensive knowledge, and establish a research project in psychology field.
JEI's exchange programs allow the students of KIU to study abroad at one of our numerous partner universities for periods ranging from 7 days to 12 months, depending on applicant needs and preferences. Exchange partners are carefully selected and regularly audited. Having concluded exchange agreements with more than 60 universities worldwide, JEI is able to offer its students a wide choice of high-quality exchange destinations and substantial flexibility regarding departure dates.
Studying abroad as an exchange student has innumerable benefits and is therefore strongly encouraged at JEI. JEI exchange program students enjoy intellectually and spiritually rewarding study trips overseas that allow them to establish and strengthen international friendships, further improve their foreign language skills, build self-confidence and greatly expand their knowledge of the world beyond Japan's shores.
|Takahashi Campus||Okayama Campus||Minami-Awaji Shichi Campus|
Takahashi City, Okayama,
|370-1, Shichi Sareo,
Minami-Awaji City, Hyogo,