文部科学省 大学の世界展開力強化事業 ～海外との戦略的高等教育連携支援～
Re-Inventing Japan Project –Support for Strategic Higher Education Cooperation with Overseas–
Sophia University (Jochi Daigaku) is a private Jesuit university bringing together the best of the Western and Asian intellectual traditions in the heart of Tokyo. Founded in 1913, Sophia has been a pioneer of international education in Japan, attracting faculty and students from all over the world. In 1949 Sophia established the first program in Japan taught entirely in English, and it continues to lead the Japanese academic world in offering international programs. Located in Yotsuya, literally in the heart of Tokyo, the area around the university has long been at the center of the Japanese political, economic and cultural worlds. The Imperial Palace, the Parliament, the State Guest House, and the National Diet Library as well as an array of offices of multinational enterprises are all within easy walking distance of the university. Sophia graduates pursue careers in international organizations, in major Japanese and international corporations, in the research labs of companies and universities in Japan and abroad, in teaching, in law and politics, and in numerous non-governmental and non-profit organizations. Reflecting our international orientation, there are Sophia alumni associations in all of the major cities of the world.