- Kumamoto Gakuen University
name = Kumamoto Gakuen University
native_name = 熊本学園大学
motto = 師弟同行 "Shitei dōkō (Teachers and students working together)"
established = 1954
type = Private
head_label = President
undergrad = 7,437
postgrad = 115
faculty = 148 full-time
free_label = Member of
website = [http://www.kumagaku.ac.jp/english/index.html www.kumagaku.ac.jp "(in English)"]
nihongo|Kumamoto Gakuen University|熊本学園大学|Kumamoto Gakuen daigaku Called Gakudai (学大) or Shōdai (商大), it is a private
Japanese universityin Kumamoto, Japan. It was established in 1942, at which time Eastern Language Vocational College (東洋語学専門学校 "Tōyō Gengo Senmon Gakkō") was subsumed into it. It was renamed Kumamoto Language Vocational College (熊本言語専門学校 "Kumamoto Gengo Senmon Gakkō") in 1945, and was made into Kumamoto Commerce University (熊本商科大学 "Kumamoto shōka daigaku") in 1954. It acquired its current name, Kumamoto Gakuen University, in 1994. At present, the university has 4 faculties with 11 departments.
The university also has an affiliated senior high school, located immediately adjacent to the campus. While the high school is recognized as one of the best in the prefecture, the reputation of the university itself is as a second-rank institution.
Faculties and Graduate Schools
* [http://www.kumagaku.ac.jp/english/fac-commerce.html the Faculty of Commercial Science] (in English)
* [http://www.kumagaku.ac.jp/english/fac-economics.html the Faculty of Economics] (in English)
* [http://www.kumagaku.ac.jp/english/fac-languages.html the Faculty of Foreign Languages] (in English)
**East Asian Studies
* [http://www.kumagaku.ac.jp/english/fac-welfare.html the Faculty of Social Welfare] (in English)
**Social Work and Environmental Design
**Child welfare environmental subject
* [http://www.kumagaku.ac.jp/daigakuin/syogaku.html Commercial Science] (in Japanese)
* [http://www.kumagaku.ac.jp/daigakuin/keieigaku.html Business Management] (in Japanese)
* [http://www.kumagaku.ac.jp/daigakuin/keizaigaku.html Economics] (in Japanese)
* [http://www.kumagaku.ac.jp/daigakuin/kokusai.html International Culture] (in Japanese)
**majoring International Culture
* [http://www.kumagaku.ac.jp/daigakuin/fukusi.html Social Welfare] (in Japanese)
**Social Work and Environmental Design
Points of interest
[http://www3.kumagaku.ac.jp/minamata/ The Open Research Center for Minamata Studies] : this center carries out research into
Minamata disease. Masazumi Harada is the head of this center.
Partner InstitutionsKGU has signed agreements with 18 different partner institutions in the 9 countries listed below.
United States of America
Montana State Universityhome page is [http://www.montana.edu here]
*The University of Montana [http://www.umt.edu/]
Carroll College (Montana)[http://www.carroll.edu/]
University of the Incarnate Word[http://www.uiw.edu/]
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire[http://www.uwec.edu/home/]
Liverpool John Moores University[http://www.livjm.ac.uk/]
Unitec New Zealand[http://www.unitec.ac.nz/]
La Trobe University[http://www.latrobe.edu.au/]
Saint Mary's University[http://www.stmarys.ca/]
Republic of Korea
People's Republic of China
Renmin University of China(Beijing) [http://english.ruc.edu.cn/en/]
Beijing International Studies University[http://www.bisu.edu.cn/english/]
Guangxi Normal University(Guilin)
Beijing Language and Culture University[http://www.blcu.edu.cn/blcuweb/english/index-en.asp]
Kingdom of Thailand
ocialist Republic of Viet Nam
Vietnam National University Hanoi[http://www.vnu.edu.vn/]
* [http://www.kumagaku.ac.jp// Kumamoto Gakuen University website] (in Japanese)
* [http://www.lib.kumagaku.ac.jp/ Kumamoto Gakuen University Library] (in Japanese)
* [http://www.kumagaku.ac.jp/office/kokko/ Office of International Programs] (in Japanese)
* [http://www.kumagaku.ac.jp/daigakuin/ Kumamoto Gakuen University Graduate School] (in Japanese)
* [http://www3.kumagaku.ac.jp/minamata/cgi/pmwiki.php?n=Main.EnglishHomePage The Open Research Center for Minamata Studies]
* [http://kumagaku-h.ed.jp/ Kumamoto Gakuen Univ. Fuzoku High School] (in Japanese)
Yoku HataJapanese comedian
Eiji EzakiJapanese pro wrestler
*Gannosuke Japanese pro wrestler from Nagasaki, member of IWA.
*Hoseki Miyata Former president of"the Miyazaki Taiyo bank"
*Midori Asai Kumamoto TV announcer.
*Akihiro Tanaka Economist and president of Ushio Inc.
*Yasuo Matsuoka Economist and former president LAWSON. INC.
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