On 28 May, Soka University Japan (SUJ) held an online meeting for members of SGM High School Division, student division, their parents and working youths who are interested in furthering their studies at the university, garnering more than 760 attendees.
The meeting kicked-off with a short video introducing SUJ, its location, facilities, available courses and international students. The video also touched on SUJ’s efforts to provide humanistic education in line with the educational ideals of the founding presidents of Soka Gakkai.
Following this, the newly-appointed president of SUJ Masashi Suzuki elaborated on the philosophy and aim of Soka education, the achievements of SUJ and scholarships available.
Next, two students Stella Chan On San from Malaysia and Andrew Valenti from Italy shared their experiences of studying in SUJ where the conducive environment and caring lecturers gave them opportunities to discover their potential, area of interest and mission.
SUJ staff of the International Affairs Office of SUJ Chow En Nim then spoke on the study programmes, admission guidelines and the collaboration between SUJ and other universities and corporate bodies. Ms Chow also stated SUJ’s goals and vision which are to be the highest seat of learning for humanistic education, the cradle of a new culture and a fortress for peace of humankind.
In his speech, SGM General Director Koh Sia Feai stressed on the importance of studying in a university that is the crystallisation of the spirit of three successive presidents and the highest seat for learning for Soka education and humanistic education. SUJ, a university with infinite future possibilities, is different from other universities in that it upholds a correct educational philosophy where student gather not only knowledge but polish their character, learn, cultivate and identify their goals and fundamental purpose in life.
The attendees then split into five rooms for small group consultation where their questions were answered in detail by SUJ representatives. To apply for undergraduate programmes, please send enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org and for graduate programmes email@example.com (Humanities and Social Sciences) and firstname.lastname@example.org (Science and Engineering).