Kibi International University

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General President
Miyako Kake

Junsei Educational Institution (JEI) established the Junsei School of Nursing and Welfare in 1967, Kibi International University (KIU) in 1990, Kyushu University of Health and Welfare (KUHW) in 1999, and Institute of Health and Human Services of KUHW in 2005.

Since its founding, Kibi International University has grown markedly in strength, scale and stature. Over the past quarter-century, it has greatly increased the number of educational programs it offers while simultaneously taking great care to maintain and further raise what have been consistently high standards

Initially centered on a single school of sociology, additional schools and departments have since been added and kept up-to-date in response to evolving requirements and emerging opportunities.

With important issues such as internationalization, informatization, and population ageing as major, long-term preoccupations and drivers of activity, Kibi International University has over the years become a well-known and highly-rated education, research, and regional support provider. The proud recipient in 2013 of a Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) grant, KIU is now recognized as a significant local, regional and thus national net contributor to society.

Comprehensively accredited by the Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation (JIHEE), KIU is today a fully-fledged, vibrant and welcoming university comprising schools of Social Science, Health Science and Social Welfare, Psychology, Agricultural Regional Vitalization, Foreign Studies, and Animation Culture, while an increasing number of promising post-graduate students benefit from advanced study at KIU's five graduate schools. A further six Distance Learning graduate schools serve a varied and geographically dispersed student body.

JEI has been and remains at all times guided by the knowledge that it has a fundamental duty to prepare students as thoroughly as possible for meaningful, productive life in the modern world; a world which - among other things - is ever more technologically advanced, interlinked and interdependent. At root, students obviously require to be properly readied to meet current and future socio-economic needs. Encapsulating this outlook, Junsei Educational Institution's mission-statement therefore reads as follows:

"Our aim is to maximize students' individual potential and develop good citizens in both local and international communities".

So guided, JEI-KIU produces technically competent and otherwise reliable, readily employable graduates, able and keen to play genuinely active and constructive economic and social roles and in so doing make positive, life-long contributions to national and - by extension - international wellbeing.

In the spring of 2014, KIU opened a new Department of Foreign Studies campus in the heart of Okayama City. Housed in a modern, purpose-built School of Foreign Language Studies facility, its core purpose is to produce justifiably confident graduates with i) demonstrably effective all-round English language communication skills; ii) accurate, up-to-date elementary awareness of national and international realities; iii) first-hand experience of life and conditions overseas and iv) a sound basic appreciation of Japan's rich history, culture and traditions.

Having from the outset considered international dialogue and collaboration as being very beneficial for all, JEI-KIU has consistently accorded high priority to international student exchange program facilitation. As a result, JEI-KIU now enjoys mutually advantageous student exchange relationships with a large and still expanding number of universities and colleges in East and South-East Asia, the Americas and Europe. In the years ahead, JEI-KIU intends to further strengthen its ties with existing counterparts and enter into additional agreements with new partner institutions, as and when appropriate.

Working in close collaboration with Junsei Educational Institution's other schools, a well-equipped, staffed and administered Kibi International University will continue to achieve its goals and realize its objectives with customary dynamism, rigor and efficiency.


President
Shigeyuki Mayama

Kibi International University is founded with the aim of fostering promising members of society by bringing out and making the most of the individual abilities of each and every student.

At Kibi International University we believe that Japan and, by extension, the world, stands at an important crossroads. Whether we take advantage of all the technological and social benefits that scientific progress has brought to us, and open a new era of international friendship and human progress, or whether we remain locked into old modes of competition, rivalry, and selfishness, will be decided over the course of the next few decades. In response to this urgent situation we seek to promote international understanding and development by inviting and sending students to and from all parts of the world.

At our three campus locations: in the City of Takahashi nestling in the mountains, on sunny Awaji Island, and in lively Okayama City, we strive to produce a unique educational experience along with original research that add to the skills and feelings of shared humanity of our students, so that they can make their own global contributions, no matter their field of endeavour.

While we look out to the world, we treasure our communities and the rich human life they foster, and we always keep in mind the adage to "think globally and act locally." Our entire organisation, from teaching to research, has a contribution to make in solving the practical problems of our local communities, social, cultural, and economic. Not only in the classroom, but also by being active within the community itself. Gaining a clearer knowledge and grasp of the issues facing our communities requires not only knowledge, but also time and energy. Since 2013, in recognition of our efforts to re-vitalise our region, we have been designated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture as a base for its "Centre of Community" scheme. Participating in this scheme, students are brought face to face with the challenges that will help them realise their full potential.

We keep to our policy of limiting class sizes so that we can effectively instill practical skills to our students through closely supported and detailed instruction. Our teaching faculty base their teaching on our "Kibi approach" of sympathetic and careful teaching, emphasising the foundations and basics, through patient and inventive instruction.

Here on our campuses, in an academically stimulating atmosphere set in historic and culturally rich surroundings, you will be able to realize your own potential for growth and change.

I know you will treasure the time you spend with us at " Blazing Bright Kibi International University".

Please take up the "challenge to change yourself." 


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
Studies (April)
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
(April)
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)

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Partner Institutions

Europe

United Kingdom (U.K.)
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Derby
Austria
  • The University of Art and Design Linz
  • Johannes Kepler University of Linz
Belgium
  • Ghent Royal Academy of Arts
Poland
  • Nicolaus Copernicus University
Germany
  • SRH University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg
France
  • EAC Group-Business School of Arts, Culture & Luxury
Russia
  • State Academic University for the Humanities
Lithuania
  • Siauliai University
Georgia
  • Caucasua University
  • Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film Georgia State University
  • Tbilisi State Academy of Arts
  • Georgian Institute of Public Affairs
Netherlands
  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences
  • The Hague University of Appried Sciences
Ireland
  • Mary Immaculate College
Spain
  • Universidad San Jorge
  • University of the Balearic Islands
Italy
  • University of Bologna

Asia

China
  • Yunnan University
  • Sun yat-sen University
  • Henan University of Science and Technology
  • Huanggang Normal University
  • College of Foreign Language & International Studies, Hunan University
  • Sichuan Normal University Chengdu College
Taiwan
  • Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
  • Toko University
  • Daojiang High School of Commerce
  • Yu Da College of Business
  • National Taiwan University of Arts
  • Chihlee University of Technology
  • Shih Chien University
Singapore
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Vietnam
  • Foreign Trade University
  • Danang University of Foreign Language Studies
India
  • Karve Institute of Social Services
South Korea
  • Kyung il Educational Institution
  • Inje University
  • Kumyong Educational Foundation
  • Hacksan Educational Foundation / Dong Seoul College
  • Cheongseok Academic Foundation
  • Incheon City College
  • Sunshim Educational Foundation
  • Cheju Tourism College
  • Yeojoo Institute of Technology
  • Hoseo University
  • Busan College of Information Technology
  • Seoil College
  • Kangwon National University
  • Hallym College
  • Gyung Nam Animation High School
  • Osan University
  • Busan University of Foreign Studies
Philippines
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños
  • De La Salle Health Sciences Institute
  • Angeles University Foundation
  • San Lazaro Hospital
Thailand
  • Chulalongkorn University
  • Thammasat University
  • Ratchasuda College
  • King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok
  • University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
  • Siam University
Indonesia
  • Dian Nuswantoro University
  • Universitas Buana Perjuangan Karawang

North America

United States (U.S.A)
  • Wright State University
  • The University of Findlay
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • Տhenandoah University
  • The University of Guam
  • New Jersey City University
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Community College of Philadelphia
Canada
  • Mohawk College
  • College of New Caledonia
United Mexican States
  • Universidad Internacional

South America

Brazil
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Parana
  • Federal University of Parana
Ecuador
  • Universidad Internacional del Ecuador

CONTACT US

Takahashi Campus Okayama Campus Minami-Awaji Shichi Campus
8 Igamachi,
Takahashi City, Okayama,
716-8508, JAPAN
5-5, Okuda-Nishimachi,
Kitaku, Okayama,
700-0933, JAPAN
370-1, Shichi Sareo,
Minami-Awaji City, Hyogo,
656-0484, JAPAN
Contact Information
e-mail: koho@kiui.ac.jp
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