学長挨拶

学長挨拶

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前田 正史 MAEDA Masafumi

工学博士。東京大学 工学部卒/東京大学大学院 工学系研究科 金属工学専攻 博士課程修了。東京大学生産技術研究所所長などを経て、東京大学理事・副学長を歴任。2016年10月~2019年3月まで日本電産株式会社生産技術研究所所長。研究分野は、「金属生産工学」「資源リサイクル」。2018年4月より京都学園大学副学長、2019年4月京都先端科学大学学長に就任。

未来を生み出すのは君たちだ

京都先端科学大学は、経済経営学部、人文学部、バイオ環境学部、健康医療学部、工学部の5学部のもと11学科と5研究科を擁する総合大学です。社会科学、自然科学、人文学を網羅する、コンパクトではありますが、骨太の大学です。学生の皆さんが「自らの未来を描き、それに挑戦し、描いた未来を現実とする力を身につける」、そのために、私たちはできる限りの支援をしたいと思っています。専門科目はもちろんのこと、自立した人間として社会を生き抜くリベラルアーツを学ぶこと、そして知恵と知識を身につけ、日本のみならず世界の人々とのコミュニケーション能力やプロジェクト推進のためのマネジメント力を修得すること、です。

本学は、進化し続け、未来を生み出します。工学部に、本年も20ヶ国の留学生が加わり、昨年と併せ、150名になる予定です。

今後、バイオ、経済経営をはじめとする学部にも海外からの学生がさらに参加していきます。多様な国籍の学生が切磋琢磨し、異文化交流ができる環境が整い、キャンパスの国際化がさらに進みます。また、2022年4月には、ビジネススクール(経営学研究科経営管理専攻)を開講しました。理系のエンジニアが経営を学び、文系の経営志望者が最新の情報工学や科学技術を学ぶ。これまでのような文系・理系という学問の枠にとらわれず、今の社会を生き抜くために必要な経営力を身につける専攻を目指しています。さらに、2023年にはデジタライゼーションの加速を見据えて、次代の専門性の基盤となるべく、絶えざる変化へ自らを自由に開いていく柔軟な思考力に向けて“D-LAL(デジタルリベラルアーツリテラシー)”という教育プロジェクトを展開します。そこでは、5学部横断的な教育プログラムとしてデジタルツールを介しての新しい教育にチャレンジしていきます。

まさに現代は不確実、激動の時代です。この時代を皆さんは、生きていきます。だからこそ、皆さんには「自分の未来」を語ってもらいたい。学び、そして未来観の違う人たちと触れ合い、友人と切磋琢磨する、この大学生活を満喫してください。それは皆さんが自らの手で未来を切り拓いていく“力”となるでしょう。私たちは、皆さんが自分の「未来」を生み出すことに向けて実力を発揮できるための場を提供したいと思っています。


Message from the President

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MAEDA Masafumi

Dr. MAEDA Masafumi graduated from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Engineering and earned his Doctorate in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering. After serving as Director General of the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo, he served as Executive Vice President of the University of Tokyo. From October 2016 to March 2019, he was the Director General of the Nidec Center for Industrial Science. His research areas include "Metal Production Engineering" and "Resource Recycling". In April 2018, he was appointed Vice President of Kyoto Gakuen University, and in April 2019, President of Kyoto University of Advanced Sciences.
 

You will create the future.

Kyoto University of Advanced Science is a comprehensive university with 11 faculties and 5 graduate schools organized under the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Bioenvironmental Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and Faculty of Engineering. KUAS is a compact but dynamic university covering the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. We are committed to helping students "envision their own future, take on the challenges of that future, and acquire the competencies to make that future a reality.” We want our students to learn not only about their field of specialization but also about the liberal arts. Through the liberal arts, students will learn to flourish as independent adults, acquire wisdom and knowledge, gain the ability to communicate in global settings and obtain the management expertise to implement new projects.

Our university will continue to evolve and create a new future. Over the last two years, the Faculty of Engineering has welcomed students from 20 different countries, bringing the total number of international students to 150.

In the future, more students from abroad will join our faculties, including our Faculty of Bioenvironmental Sciences and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. The internationalization of our campus will be further enhanced by the creation of an environment where students of diverse nationalities can engage in friendly competition and cross-cultural exchange. In April of 2022, we also opened our new Business School in our Graduate School of Business Administration, Division of Business Administration. In this way, people in sciences will have the opportunity to study management, while aspiring managers in the humanities will be able to study the latest information in science and technologies. Our aim is to create a program that will enable students to acquire the management skills necessary to survive in today's society, without being bound by the conventional academic framework of humanities and sciences. In addition, in anticipation of the acceleration of digitalization in 2023, we are developing an education project called "D-LAL" (Digital Liberal Arts Literacy) to provide a foundation for the next generation of experts, and to help students develop the flexible thinking skills they will need to keep an open mind in the face of the constant changes to come. Spanning all five faculties, this project will utilize digital tools to explore new educational challenges.

We truly live in uncertain and turbulent times. If you are a student reading this, it will be you who must live through these times. And that is why I want all of you to give a voice to "your future." I hope that you will enjoy your life at college to the fullest. Please use this opportunity to learn, and come into contact with people with different perspectives on what the future should be. Engage in friendly competition with your friends. This will give you the "power" to carve out a future of your own. At KUAS, we want to give you a place where you can put your "future-making abilities" to work.

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