Announcement of Change of Chancellor of Sophia School Corporation

Augustine Sali

Sophia School Corporation (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), operating Sophia University as well as four other junior-senior high schools and junior college division, appointed Sali Augustine, Trustee of General Affairs, as its new Chancellor at Board of Trustees meeting convened on April 26, 2023. He is succeeding Tsutomu Sakuma, stepping down his position as Chancellor following his appointment as Provincial of Society of Jesus Japan Province. Society of Jesus is the founding body of Sophia University. His term of office will be from May 1, 2023, to March 31, 2026.

Sali Augustine
Born in Kerala India 1968
Professor, the Faculty of Global Studies
Jesuit Priest
Teaching Area: Ethnic Politics, Area Studies(South Asia)


1995 B.A in Political Science, University of Calicut, Kerala India
1997 B.A in Philosophy Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth University Pune India
2002 B.A in Theology, Sophia University, Tokyo Japan
2004 M.A in Area Studies (Ethnic Politics),Graduate Division o Foreign Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo Japan
2007 Ph.D. in Area Studies (Ethnic Politics), Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

【Work experience and University administration】

1999 Teacher, Rokko Junior and Senior High School
2007 Lecturer, Sophia University Faculty of Humanities (to March 2009)
2009 Associate Professor, Sophia University Faculty of Theology Department of Theology (March 2014)
2011 Sophia University Director of Catholic Center (to March 2013)
2013 Sophia University Director of Center for Student Affairs (to March 2015)
2015 Professor, Sophia University Faculty of Theology Department of Theology (to September 2016)
2016 Professor, Sophia University Faculty of Global Studies, Department of Global Studies (Current)
2017 Sophia University Vice President for Student and General Affairs (to March 2018)
2018 Sophia University Trustee for General Affairs (Current)

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