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Message from the President

Hyogo University of Teacher Education : a University for Excellence in the Initial Teacher Education and Continuous Professional Development in Japan

President Fukuda Mitsuhiro
President Fukuda Mitsuhiro

Hyogo University of Teacher Education is a front-runner in the field of both practice of and research into teacher education in Japan. As a university specializing in this area, we have an excellent faculty of teacher education, as well as one of Japan's largest Master's and professional degree programs and Ph.D. program.

A large number of in-service teachers are enrolled as graduate students in the Master's and professional degree programs, to improve their expertise and to enhance practical abilities as an extremely talented teacher. Education and research at this university is oriented toward the "integration of theory and practice," and we have named this approach the "science of school education." Researchers in this field are being developed in the Joint Graduate School (Ph.D. program) in Science of School Education.

In response to the growing demands of globalization, this university is actively committed to the development of international exchange and contribution initiatives. We have so far concluded agreements with 25 universities in 12 countries in Asia, the United States, and Europe for the purpose of implementing exchanges between researchers and students. Through these initiatives, both professors and students from these affiliated universities and our university visit each other, and conduct joint research into effective teaching materials and instruction methods to be used in school education in countries around the world.

We have a variety of facilities, including residential houses for researchers and students from overseas. Citizens in Kato City also offer to be host families for students as powerful support for our university. These opportunities can be an extremely valuable and beneficial for them to enjoy Japan's beautiful nature and the hospitality of the local people.

 

APRIL, 2016
Fukuda Mitsuhiro
President, Hyogo University of Teacher Education

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