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UEC Vision 2018
UEC Strategy: toward centennial and beyond

The mission statement of the University of Electro-Communications (UEC) mentions that we will cultivate academic excellences that bring about bright future of the earth and humanity, as well as create knowledge and skills.

People in modern society face many difficult issues not only on global level such as the environment, energy, food sources, intercultural conflict, North-South issues but also issues on a day to day level where people seek safe, secured and fulfilled lives. To solve these various current issues, it is essential to get away from the 20th century's materialistic culture and to seek and create a new culture centered on communications between individuals, individuals and nature, individuals and society, and between individuals and man-made objects.

UEC refers to this new form of society as "Advanced communications society", and the university is contributing to the society and the world of the 21st century by creating and developing "Comprehensive communications sciences", which would be an essential field of science and technology for supporting such society.

UEC has produced talented personnel who have acquired practical capabilities in many sectors, including information, communications, electronics, mechatronics, and basic sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc.) as well as in the sphere of integrated arts and sciences that are broadly related to communications. In addition, we have received high praise for many of our unique research efforts, such as the integration of science and technology centered on optics. Based on these achievements and traditions, we will strive to further develop education and research in "Comprehensive communications sciences" in terms of both breadth and depth.

Based on the fundamental perspectives given above, UEC has drafted an outline of the form it will strive to attain by 2018, the 100th anniversary of its establishment, and it has created specific action plans to achieve this vision. These plans will be carried out steadily in upcoming years.

  1. We will aspire to become a global center of excellence for education and research in "Comprehensive communications sciences". (Comprehensive education and research strategy)
  2. We will cultivate academic excellence with a global perspective, high ethical standards and practical application skills on the basis of international- standard expertise. (Educational policy)
  3. We will provide students and researchers from around the world with research environment which encourages open-minded research to come up with unique ideas. (Open education and research environment)
  4. We will improve the quality of education and research through diverse forms of collaborations with universities and industries in and outside Japan as well as local communities. (Relationship with society)
  5. We will enhance openness and transparency in management and build up mutual trust and raise morale among students and employees, and aim at a highly reliable academic institution in society. (Organization, management, and operations)

1. We will aspire to become a global center of excellence for education and research in "Comprehensive communications sciences". (Comprehensive education and research strategy)

  1. We will resolutely take on the challenges of various issues that our society confronts from the perspective of "Comprehensive communications sciences".
  2. We will strive to become a model university that develops practical applications in anticipation of an "Advanced communications society".
  3. We will promote strategic efforts designed to create world-leading centers.

2. We will cultivate academic excellence with a global perspective, high ethical standards and practical application skills on the basis of international- standard expertise. (Educational policy)

  1. We will cultivate technologists so that they will gain practical expertise in advanced areas* and be able to carry out a broad spectrum of activities in society.
  2. We will offer educational programs that value interpersonal communication and respect and cultivate individuality.
  3. We will ensure a meticulous teaching system tailored to individual characteristics and provide an outcome-based education.
  4. We will produce graduates of doctoral programs who will be able to carry out a broad range of activities in industry.
  5. We will offer educational programs that are unique to UEC.
  6. We will provide adult education courses.
  • * High-skilled professional technologists with communication capabilities to lead the way to the future

3. We will provide students and researchers from around the world with research environment which encourages open-minded research to come up with unique ideas. (Open education and research environment)

  1. We will actively receive international students and foreign researchers from various countries.
  2. We will provide an environment in which anyone can take part, regardless of gender. (Promotion of gender equality)
  3. We will create a pleasant, attractive campus environment that will be appealing to everyone.
  4. We will revise our entrance exam system to encourage the acceptance of diverse, talented students.
  5. We will provide active support to young teaching staff (assistant professors, particularly fixed-term assistant professors) in terms of research, education, appointments, and transfers.
  6. We will provide active support to postdoctoral fellows.

4. We will improve the quality of education and research through diverse forms of collaborations with universities and industries in and outside Japan as well as local communities. (Relationship with society)

  1. We will further bolster university-government-industry alliances.
  2. We will promote diverse alliances with overseas universities.
  3. We will promote active educational contributions to local communities.
  4. We will strengthen ties with UEC graduates through alumni associations, etc.

5. We will enhance openness and transparency in management and build up mutual trust and raise morale among students and employees, and aim at a highly reliable academic institution in society. (Organization, management, and operations)

  1. We will strive to ensure a financial foundation for independent management.
  2. We will utilize our human resources to the fullest by endeavoring to make our organization and operations more efficient.
  3. We will conduct performance and personnel evaluations from various perspectives to boost employee morale.
  4. We will promote the vitalization of Technical Staff Department.
  5. We will carry out PR activities energetically and publish appropriate university-related information.
  6. We will increase society's trust by promoting compliance.

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Characteristics and Appeal

Fully equipped education and research environment and high employment rate for UEC graduates.

The Guiding Principles

The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), aiming for the creation and achievement of knowledge and skill to contribute to the sustainable development of humankind, has the following three mission policies.

For the realization

UEC Vision 2018

The mission statement of the University of Electro-Communications (UEC) mentions that we will cultivate academic excellences that bring about bright future of the earth and humanity, as well as create knowledge and skills.

Comprehensive Communication Sciences

A basic philosophy of "Comprehensive Communication Sciences" is that there are two purpose of "communication":(1)communication as a target of scientific and engineering research and (2) communication as a tool for promoting collaborative research.

Gender Equality Program

Through the implementation of our Action Plan to promote the Gender Equality Program, we will create an environment where students and young researchers from around the world can gather to enthusiastically study and do research in a free and relaxed atmosphere and thereby give birth to new and unique ideas.

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