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Message from the President

Learning through communication and dialogue with every student.

Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021, Kyoto Notre Dame University provides unique education based on the university’s motto, Virtus et Scientia (Virtue and Knowledge), and the action guidelines for embodying the motto -- Respect, Dialogue, Sympathy, and Action.

The idea that ND Education Starts from Dialogue expresses our approach to education, an approach in which we pay careful attention to each individual student. In addition to developing specialized knowledge in each discipline, we foster the verbal communication capabilities that are essential for each students’ ability to think, sympathize, and act. In this way, we educate women who can connect people and build an inclusive society while flexibly following their own way.

Kumi Nakamura
President of
Kyoto Notre Dame University

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