Globalization is one of the environmental changes that universities are carrying out in the 21st century.
With Japanese society becoming borderless and harmonizing with many foreign
societies, the way of global exchange has been changed from that of nation
to nation to that of region and region.
The education that a university provides should not be limited to the framework
regulated by government, but should be aware of the world and compete
with and operate cooperatively with the education systems of foreign
Research as well should possess global insight.
In foreign countries, research conducted at universities is directly connected with the industrial power of the country.
Likewise in Japan, it is important for universities to return the results of their research activities to industry directly and also to be able to respond accordingly to it.
Moreover, research activities are already becoming global and research activities and research results that can be used worldwide are in demand.
Ryukoku is developing this sort of education and research that is globally aware.
We have made "region" our foundation, are seeking "specialization," and are aiming to make this the global standard.
With such social conditions and our ideals as a university, we declare "Glocal University" as the vision of our university.
As for "Glocal", "local" means to grasp "region, specification, and concrete phenomenon" as something substantial, and "global" means to discern "globe, world, whole, and universality". Therefore, "Glocal" shows the way we should progress on, and it can become "the theme, target, and method of education and research we should face.