To promote Human Values through Education & Culture

Soka University

The primary mission of Soka University is value-creating education, to nurture the creative, life-enhancing potential of each student and to inspire students to employ that potential for the greater benefit of humanity.

Soka University was established in Japan in 1971 and currently enrolls more than 8,000 students in a broad range of undergraduates through Ph.D. programs. The University is particularly well-known for its programs in early childhood education. The University has a diverse international student body and conducts academic and educational exchanges with 101 Universities in 44 countries and regions.

Soka University strives to provide humanistic education that will foster individuals who, exercising wisdom rooted in a rich humanity, can fulfill that requirement.Education is the foundation of culture and the vital soil that nurtures each new generation. The university, a place where wisdom and character are forged, bears a particularly vital responsibility contributing to the flourishing and prosperity of human society, to the development of peace in the world. Soka University was founded on the basis of such an ideal, at a time when the need for a new university rooted in humanistic educational principles was felt. Its establishment was inspired by a vision of fostering creative, academically rounded individuals of wisdom and character through humanistic education based on an ethic of respect for the sanctity of life.

More than 50,000 students have graduated from Soka University since its founding and are now making their own contributions to Japanese and international society based on the founding principles of their alma mater.