Human Resources Center for International Cooperation(SHRIC)

The Human Resources Center for International Cooperation was established in July 2015 for the purpose of developing the human resources that would be able to contribute to the global society embodying the university’s educational spirit “For Others, With Others.”


Sophia University is committed to helping students make leading contributions to the international community. To that end, the university has established close relationships with the United Nations (UN) and various international aid organizations, including United Nations World Food Program (WFP), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Asian Development Bank (ADB), African Development Bank (AfDB), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and offered training and educational programs toward the objective of better understanding international cooperation. Working closely with these agencies as well as our university academic staff members, the Center strives to support students who are interested in pursuing international careers.

Advisory Network

With the cooperation of representative organizations of the United Nations, development finance institutions, various corporations, and private companies, we have organized experts in the field of international cooperation as members of our Advisory Network. The members, who have diverse affiliations and experiences, support young people who aim to play an active role in the relevant field. Specific activities include providing support to young people who wish to work in the field of international cooperation. We plan to hold regular exchange meetings, where you can talk directly with experts in the field, and provide opportunities to meet valuable role models in the field of international cooperation.

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For Others, With Others