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Sophia University President Yoshiaki Terumichi Reappointed for the Second Term

On October 28, Sophia School Corporation convened the Board of Trustees and a decision was reached to reappoint the President Yoshiaki Terumichi (Faculty of Science and Technology) for the second term.

Yoshiaki Terumichi

Born: May 7, 1962 (age 58)
Degree: Doctorate (Engineering) Keio University
Specialization: Mechanical Engineering
Term: April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2025


On January 2016, Sophia School Corporation revised the rules for Sophia University presidential election. In addition to members of the President Nomination Committee, faculty members and staffs were made eligible to recommend a nominee. Three candidates are selected out of those nominees by the committee interview, then faculty members/staffs submit an assessment of these candidates. Considering overall evaluations, the Board of Trustees reaches the final decision who to appoint the President.

Education
  • March, 1985
    Graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
  • March, 1990
    Completed Master's Program in Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University
  • March, 1994
    Completed credits for Doctoral Program in Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University
Positions held
  • April, 1998
    Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sophia University
  • April, 2004
    Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sophia University
  • April, 2008-Current
    Professor, Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sophia University (departmental reorganization)
  • April, 2011
    Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • April, 2014
    Executive Director for Global Academic Affairs
  • April, 2017-current
    President of Sophia University
Conference, Board, and Committee Activities
  • June, 2016-current
    President and Institutional Board Member, Japan Network for International Education (JAFSA)
  • March, 2019-current
    Ad Hoc Member, Central Council for Education (Subdivision on Universities), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • June, 2019-current
    Vice President, The Japan Association of Private Universities and Colleges
  • June, 2020-current
    Councilor, National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education

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