Domestic & International Networks

Sophia University actively promotes collaboration with universities and research institutions in Japan and abroad, as well as with international organizations and industry, to promote advanced research and create an enriched learning environment.

Collaboration with Domestic Universities

  • Agreement with St. Marianna University School of Medicine on inter-university exchange (April 2014)
  • Staff Personnel Exchange with Ritsumeikan Trust (April 2017)
  • Collaboration agreement with Tokyo Gakugei University for the advancement of teacher training (March 2018)
  • Comprehensive agreement with International Christian University (May 2018)
  • Comprehensive agreement with Kwansei Gakuin University (June 2018)
  • Comprehensive Agreement with Nanzan University (December 2018)
  • Collaboration agreement with Yokohama National University and Kanagawa Prefecture on the advancement of teacher training (June 2020)
  • Japan Association of Catholic Universities and Junior Colleges

Collaboration with Overseas Universities and Research Institutions

  • Overseas Partner Institutions
  • Collaboration with five Jesuit universities in East Asia, participating in the Global Leadership Program (GLP)  :  Sophia University, Sogang University (Korea), Fu-Jen University (Taiwan), Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines), and Sanata Dharma University (Indonesia)
  • AJCU-AP
  • ASEACCU
  • IAJU
  • IAU
  • IFCU
  • JAFSA
  • SACRU

Collaboration with Local Governments, Companies, etc.

  • Signing of the Joint Declaration of Volunteer Partnership with the Japanese Red Cross Society (March 2014)
  • University Collaboration Agreement with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee (June 2014)
  • Mutual exchange agreement with Iitate Village, Fukushima Prefecture (June 2014)
  • Educational Cooperation Agreement with Kyodo News Corporation (April 2015)
  • Agreement on Educational Cooperation with Yokohama City Board of Education (May 2016)
  • Collaboration Agreement with ANA Holdings, Inc. (March 2018)
  • Collaboration Agreement with the Town of Yakumo, Hokkaido (March 2018)
  • Collaboration Agreement with the International Association for Food Culture Exchange (May 2018)
  • Industry-University Collaboration Agreement with Aeon Corporation, Aeon Bank, Ltd. and Aeon Fantasy, Inc. (June 2018)
  • Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement with Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company, Limited (September 2018)
  • Agreement with Hello Work Shinjuku (Tokyo Employment Service Center for Foreigners) to support international students (November 2020)
  • Industry-University Collaboration Agreement with UD Trucks Corporation (signed in October 2014 as former Volvo Group, revised in March 2021)
  • Cooperation Agreement with Japan Airlines Corporation (January 2022)
  • Comprehensive Collaborative Agreement with Sado City, Niigata Prefecture (September 2022)

Collaboration with International Organizations, International Cooperation Agencies, etc.

  • Signed an agreement with WFP for educational collaboration (December 2011)
  • Establishment of “Model Curriculum for Global Human Resource Development,” a joint course with Keidanren (from 2012 fall semester)
  • Joined the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), which promotes collaboration between educational institutions and the United Nations (June 2014)
  • Signed an agreement with UNHCR for educational collaboration (October 2014)
  • Signed an agreement with UNDP for educational collaboration (October 2014)
  • Signed an agreement with the Association for the Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC) for educational collaboration (signed in December 2014, MOU re-signed in May 2017)
  • Signed an agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) Asia Representative Office for educational collaboration (January 2015)
  • Signed an agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on educational collaboration (March 2015)
  • Signed an agreement with the Center for Higher Education Development of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO-RIHED) for educational collaboration (March 2015)
  • Signed an agreement with UNESCO for educational collaboration (March 2015)
  • Joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a global initiative proposed by the United Nations (May 2015)
  • Signed an agreement with the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies (UNU-IAS) for educational collaboration (July 2015)
  • Signed an agreement with FAO for student training (October 2015)
  • Signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MOEYS) of Cambodia for educational collaboration (April 2016)
  • Signed an agreement with the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan regarding educational collaboration (July 2016)
  • Signed a Comprehensive Collaborative Agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) (August 2016)
  • Signed an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for educational collaboration (November 2016)
  • Signed an agreement with Save the Children Japan regarding educational collaboration (April 2017)
  • Signed an agreement with the United Nations Population Fund Tokyo Office (UNFPR) for educational collaboration (July 2017)
  • Educational Partnership Agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) (March 2019)
  • Signed an agreement with the headquarters of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for internships (April 2019)
  • Educational Collaboration Agreement with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) (August 2019)

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