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Kyushu University Education Charter



Article 1 (The Purpose of This Charter)

Kyushu University proclaims this Charter of Education in order to contribute to achieving the goals of higher education and meeting the expectations of all people, both in Japan and abroad.



Article 2 (The Purpose of Education at Kyushu University)

Through the education of individuals capable of leadership in a diverse range of fields in Japan and willing to assume an active role in the world, especially in Asia, Kyushu University aims at contributing to progress throughout the world.



  1. 人間の尊厳を守り、生命を尊重すること。
  2. 人格、才能並びに精神的及び肉体的な能力を発達させること。
  3. 真理と正義を愛し、個性豊かな文化の創造をめざすこと。
  4. 自然環境を守り、次世代に譲り渡すこと。

Article 3 (The Principle of Humanity)

In pursuit of the above purpose, Kyushu University shall endeavour to cultivate human character of the highest quality based upon the following principles:

  1. Respect for human life and human dignity;
  2. The development of personality, natural abilities, and the mental and physical capabilities of individuals;
  3. Pursuit of truth and justice and the promotion of a culture that encourages creativity and originality;
  4. Respect for nature and its conservation for future generations.



  1. 自由な社会に積極的に参加し、勤労を尊び、責任ある生活を送ること。
  2. 基本的人権を尊重すること。
  3. 両性の平等を尊重すること。
  4. 必要な政治的教養を含む市民的公共性を育成すること。

Article 4 (The Principle of Social Responsibility)

In pursuit of the above purpose, Kyushu University shall foster an appreciation of social values based upon the following principles:

  1. Encouraging individuals to play an active role in a free society, to respect labour, and to lead socially responsible life;
  2. Ensuring observance of human rights;
  3. Promotion of gender equality;
  4. Cultivation of civic virtues based upon a comprehensive understanding of the political condition of society.



  1. アジアをはじめ全世界の人々の文化的、社会的、経済的発展に寄与すること。
  2. 種族的、国民的及び宗教的集団の間の理解、寛容及び友好を促進すること。
  3. 世界の平和に貢献し、将来の世代を戦争の惨害から守ること。
  4. 国際連合憲章の謳う原則を尊重すること。

Article 5 (The Principle of Global Citizenship)

In pursuit of the above purpose, Kyushu University shall encourage a sense of global citizenship based upon the following principles:

  1. Contribution to the cultural, social, and economic advancement of people in the world especially in Asia;
  2. Promotion of mutual understanding among and friendship between various peoples, nations, and religions;
  3. Partaking in the maintenance of world peace and ensuring that future generations be free from the scourge of war;
  4. Adhering to the principles stated in the Charter of the United Nations.



  1. 人間性の原則、社会性の原則及び国際性の原則並びに実際の生活に即して、専門性を深化、発展させること。
  2. 科学技術の発達と学術文化の振興を融合させること。
  3. 独創性、創造性を重視すること。
  4. 専門家としての職業倫理を育成すること。
  5. 学問の自由及び専門家の自律性を尊重すること。

Article 6 (The Principle of the Advancement of Knowledge)

In pursuit of the above purpose, Kyushu University shall instill in students specialized knowledge of the highest quality based upon the following principles:

  1. Advancement of knowledge in accordance with the principles of humanity, social responsibility, and global citizenship, while paying regard to practical value of that knowledge;
  2. The development of scientific knowledge and technology in harmony with the progress of the arts and humanities;
  3. Valuing creativity and originality of scholarship;
  4. Ensuring compliance with professional ethics;
  5. Respect for the academic freedom and independence of the people involved in the advancement of knowledge.


  1. 1. 九州大学は、全学一体となって、上記の教育目的及び原則の達成に取り組むこととする。九州大学の教職員及び学生は自己の使命を自覚し、その職責等の遂行に努めなければならない。
  2. 2. 前項の職責を遂行するために、教育研究組織の自治及び構成員の身分は尊重されなければならない。

Article 7 (The Principle of Unity)

  1. 1.Kyushu University shall adopt a united approach in pursuit of the above purpose and principles. In performing their respective functions, all staff members and students shall keep the present Charter in mind.
  2. 2.In ensuring the fulfillment of the above obligation, the status of faculty members and the self-government of faculties shall be respected.

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