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Message from the President

Kyoto Notre Dame University is a place to learn the things that will guide you through the course of your life.

Our university has something that gradually becomes a part of your life. That is the founding spirit of our university. Since 2008, we have shown the way to growth in easy to understand words, by following Mary, Mother of Christ, from whom our school takes its name. They are the following four ideas; “Respect,” “Dialogue,” “Empathize,” and “Take action.” “Respect” means that we face ourselves, other people, and all things in nature and creation with respect from our true heart. “Dialogue” means that we listen with full hearts, learning through our sincere relationship to the world and exploring the truth. “Empathize” means that with our hearts open, we have true sensitivity to the needs of people and the age. “Take action” means that with communication, strong resolution, and a sense of responsibility, we take action for the sake of the happiness of others and peace in the world. The unified action of these four ideas is what we can acquire throughout our whole life. This is a continuous action, requiring of us a deep spiritual effort. There is no moment when we can say that we have mastered all of them. I firmly believe that such learning must be provided in university education.

眞田雅子
SANADA, Masako
President
Kyoto Notre Dame University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest
Linguistics
Education
March 1974 Ph.D. Linguistics, University of California San Diego
March 1971 M.A. Linguistics, University of California San Diego
June 1967 M.A., English Language Education, International Christian University (ICU) Graduate School
June 1965 B.A., English Literature, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University
Professional Appointments
April 2017 President, Kyoto Notre Dame University
July 2016 Committee member, The Administration Subsidy of the National University Corporation and the National University Reform Reinforcement Promotion Grant Committee, MEXT: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
May 2014 Board of Trustees, Notre Dame Jogakuin School Corporation, Kyoto Board of Trustees, Council of Global Human Resource Development
April 2014 Program Committee member, “Top Global University Project”, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
April 2010 President, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University
Executive Director, The Japan Association of Private Universities and Colleges
April 2009 Head, Department of Language Sciences, Division of Human Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University
April 1999 Dean, College of Culture and Communication, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University
April 1992 Professor, College of Culture and Communication、 Tokyo Woman’s Christian University
April 1991 Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Notre Dame Women’s College
April 1980 Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Notre Dame Women’s College
April 1974 Lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature, Notre Dame Women’s College
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