Sophia University is a community devoted to human development, pursuing truth and values rooted in a Christian worldview. Each member of the community is called on to participate in building up the University, fulfilling their respective roles with a sense of joint responsibility and humility, while recognizing the dignity and fundamental human rights of others.
Faculty members, understanding the importance of academic research and of deepening their own studies, are responsible for passing on to coming generations the spiritual and intellectual culture of humankind. They must also focus attention on various contemporary issues, working to raise consciousness of the problems confronting the human race.
Students, while conducting studies in their chosen field, must nurture a keen awareness of issues in contemporary society and develop their power of discernment. In this way they will be able to build their own character and gain the ability to contribute constructively to society.
Academic progress requires maintaining a rigorous scholarly approach while guaranteeing freedom of thought and study. Accordingly, the University does not tolerate political or ideological pressure and any intervention of authorities on thinking and research.
Sustainability at Sophia is the goal of student and faculty collaboration. In July 2021, Sophia University established the Sustainability Promotion Division in order to promote the fulfillment of this social responsibility. Students participate as “student employees,” with the goal to create new value for Sophia’s sustainability promotion activities through the exchange of ideas between students and faculty members. “Student employees” are actively involved in public relations, information gathering, and institutional design; planning to project management also benefit from the students’ perspectives, ideas, and creativity.
Sophia University has prepared an activity report focusing on our SDG efforts in fiscal 2021 and the first half of fiscal 2022.
“Student employees” from the Sustainability Promotion Division were involved in editing the entire report.