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Dean and Professor in Marketing,
Keio Business School
Professor Ian Fenwick,
Ph.D., Director, Sasin School of Management
Prof Shing-yang Hu,
Dean of College of Management
School of Business
SUH, Dean of Yonsei School of Business
AAPBS 15th ANNIVERSARY VIDEOCLIP
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AAPBS 15th Anniversary
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See you all in the Vietnam.
WELCOME NEW MEMBER
Graduate School of
foundation in 1897, Kyoto University has worked to cultivate academic freedom
under a spirit of self-reliance and self-respect, and to open up new horizons
in creative scholarly endeavor. The university has also sought to contribute to
peaceful coexistence across the global community.
Our world is currently experiencing a number of rapid changes that would
have been unimaginable in the 20th century. The global conflict structure,
which was expected to be resolved with the end of the Cold War, is actually
growing in both complexity and intensity as a result of ethnic and religious
tensions. At the same time, the pace of global environmental degradation
accelerates, unprecedented major disasters and deadly infectious diseases wreak
havoc across the world, and financial crises shake both national economies and individual
lives to the very core. Universities need to think seriously about what they
stand for in these turbulent times. Meanwhile, the Japanese government is
working with universities and industry to promote the cultivation of global
human capital, and calling on universities to implement reforms designed to
raise their competitiveness internationally. Kyoto University now needs to
identify how best to respond to the demands of government and wider society
while remaining true to its founding spirit.
The three core missions of a university are education, research, and
social contribution. Two of these, research and social contribution, are apt to
change in response to global trends. Education, however, has an essential
nature that I believe to be unchangeable. In line with its commitment to
independent learning, Kyoto University must maintain its position as a bastion
of academic freedom, slightly detached from general society and unconstrained
by convention. In order to do so, the university must be a place where academic
endeavor can proceed undisturbed, while also providing windows into the world
and society. These windows can be opened by faculty members equipped with
cutting-edge knowledge of the world and society that lies beyond, but the
most important role in
our university is played by students who venture outside the windows. We must
work carefully with partners in industry and government to provide windows that allow students to make the best
practical use of abilities they have developed at the university.
Many changes are currently underway in the financial affairs of
universities, including a decline in general operating subsidies and growing
emphasis on competitive funding. It has become essential for us to secure our own
funds to undertake improvements to the educational environment. I believe that
we must make a case to wider society regarding the need for these improvements,
in the hope of receiving generous support from the businesses that expect so
much of Kyoto University, and from our own alumni. I also look forward to
building stronger partnerships with the local community, maximizing the
benefits of our location in Kyoto—the world-renowned capital of Japanese
culture—and working with other universities to develop the city itself into a
rich and varied academic campus. Furthermore, if we are to succeed in
attracting outstanding faculty and students from universities across the world,
we need to develop original curricula and joint research projects that capitalize
on Kyoto's attractions, and make them known internationally. I am confident
that these efforts will contribute greatly to the development of our region,
and to the future of Japan and the world as a whole.
As a comprehensive,
research-oriented institution, Kyoto University must integrate its liberal arts
and foundation education, specialized undergraduate education, and graduate
education programs in ways that equip students with creativity and practicalcapability. To do so requires the development of educational pathways
offering a hierarchical arrangement of diverse disciplinary knowledge and
facilitating a wide variety of learning choices. It takes time for students to
realize their abilities to the fullest extent. I hope that we can provide a
supportive learning environment in which students are not rushed into making
decisions regarding their future, and instead can follow a positive process of
trial and error that will enable them to be more confident in the futures that
they eventually choose.
In order to
cultivate students with abundant inventive capabilities, all faculty and
administrative staff members must be committed to pursuing research and social
contribution initiatives that attract international attention. Kyoto University
has 10 faculties, 18 graduate schools, 14 research institutes (more than any
other university in Japan), and many other education and research facilities. I
will be doing my utmost to ensure that our goals are advanced across all these
different branches of the university community.
We will place emphasis on research at the wellspring of disciplinary
knowledge, advance cutting-edge, original research, enhance our role as a hub
for research of the highest global standard, and cultivate individuals capable
of assuming leadership positions and making important contributions to many
fields of social life, all while upholding "academic freedom"
supported by high ethical standards.
For further information, please
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Asia School of Business
in collaboration with MIT
conventional thinking and create change beyond business. With Poets&Quants
calling us the most innovative MBA program in the world today, Asia School of
Business provides the tools to empower minds for a
broader perspective through the collaboration between Bank Negara and MIT Sloan School of Management, the
global experts in business.
The vision of ASB is to be a global knowledge and learning center infused
with regional expertise, insights and perspectives of Asian and emerging economies.
The mission of ASB is to become a premier school of management in Asia,
recognized for its ability to develop transformative and principled leaders who
will contribute to a better future and to the advancement of the emerging
principled. The people of ASB embody and embrace the mission of the School.
Though culturally diverse, we share the vision to build a global knowledge and
learning center. The people of ASB are a community of curious, adaptive and collaborative go-getters
driven to contribute to a better future and to advance the emerging world.