Kyoto Sangyo University (KSU) was founded in 1965 by Dr. Toschima Araki. Seriously worried about the devastating moral culture in postwar Japan, Dr. Araki devoted his efforts to foster graduates who could play active roles in the increasingly global society. Following the founder’s lead, continued and unstinting efforts have been made by successive Presidents to maintain the “Founding Principles” of KSU, and as a result, the university has continued to develop steadily and successfully.
Since the founding of the university, we have conducted education based on the “Educational Philosophy” written in the “Founding Principles”. The philosophy is to foster human resources who are self-disciplined, creative and active both domestically and internationally, without neglecting their social responsibilities. To achieve this philosophy, students in KSU must deeply understand the distinctive features and historical significance of Japanese culture. Furthermore, they need to have knowledge of culture and civilization of the wider world.