Message from the University President
ASAO Hiroyoshi

Osaka Ohtani University A university which maximizes your intellectual curiosity.

Professor ASAO Hiroyoshi

Since its establishment as Ohtani Women’s University in 1966, Osaka Ohtani University has placed emphasis on education based on the founding principle of “repaying gratitude”. It has continued to raise people to approach others with a sense of mutual respect and a feeling of gratitude. From this tradition, being able to feel a sense of closeness between student and teacher or between students themselves, is a special feature of this university. For over 50 years, the university has also provided an education which responds to present day needs. When the university was for women only, the university offered broad opportunities in higher education in order to foster women with leadership abilities. And when the university became co-educational, in response to the demands of society, it also fostered students with excellent practical qualities and teachers and pharmacists with high levels of specialization and human strength.

The world is now in a period of change. Globalization, complicated by natural disasters and widespread infections, is forcing a paradigmatic shift in the way we live - a period of disruptions where the framework of society is changing considerably. Everyone has to work his/her way through this period of dynamic change, which is difficult to forecast. In order to do this, it is necessary to acquire personal strength. It is the power to think and cooperate. With a foundation of deep knowledge, obtained from specialist studies, it is necessary to acquire the strength to think from multiple perspectives, to cooperate with others and to challenge difficult tasks.

This university provides an education where each individual can acquire knowledge and abilities under the educational principles of “independence”, “creativity” and “collaboration”. The university has established an education system based on small groups, where teachers can easily approach each student, communicate, and from this, stretch the ability of students to their full potential. The university also offers a wide variety of programs incorporating fieldwork and collaboration with regional societies through practical lessons, volunteer activities and internship. And from connecting these experiential studies to university classes, the students are able to deepen their own specialist knowledge and forge practical strength.

We expect students to maximize their intellectual curiosity and endeavor to obtain the strength to forge a future at Osaka Ohtani University. The teaching staff will respond to the wishes of everyone, will counsel with kindness, at times lead, at times protect, and will make the effort to provide support.

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