Mukogawa Women's University has now reached its 80th anniversary on February 25th.
Our founder, Kiichiro Koe established the former school of MWU on February 25th 1939 to provide education for women.
MWU today has 7 educational institutions; graduate school, undergraduate school, junior college, high school, junior high school, kindergarten, and nursery school. The number of students in total is approximately 12,000, which makes MWU one of the biggest women's schools in Japan. There are also approximately 190,000 graduates.
With this historical point, we have hailed a slogan, "Innovate Women's School in Japan", which accompanies the project for coming 90th or 100th anniversary called "Mukojo Action". This year, 2019 will be the very first year we initiate a challenge for a big innovation of women's school in Japan.
For more information about our history or any anniversary-related ceremonies, please look for our special web site. ( http://www.mukogawa-u.ac.jp/~gakuin80/index.html?_ga=2.120771720.1419715270.1552008517-1426748043.1541381275 ) *all in Japanese
Also, "Mukojo Action" special web site will provide specific information or news about our Mukojo Action project. ( http://maction01.mukogawa-u.ac.jp/?_ga=2.120771720.1419715270.1552008517-1426748043.1541381275 ) *all in Japanese
We warmly welcomed special visitors from Hannam University, South Korea.
20 students and teachers visited MWU and enjoyed our campus tour and lunchtime in our cafeteria, Azalea.
MWU students who have been to South Korea for exchange joined the lunch and had great time talking with them in Korean.
Hannam University and MWU have been partnership universities for long time and doing exchange programs actively.
Thank you for visiting us today!
Akino Shirane, a junior in English Department, has won the third place of Hong Kong Cup All Japan University Student Ambassadors English Program 2018. This speech contest aims to stimulate the cultural exchange between Hong Kong and Japan and the final was held at KDDI hall in Tokyo on January 19th.
Akino has revceived the prize with being assigned the Hong Kong student ambassador for this year. She will attend various public events and will be dispatched to Hong Kong on March for two weeks.
She expressed the happiness in the interview commenting "There was one girl in my seminar who won the first place in the previous contest and inspired me to take on a challenge. She and my teacher, Mr. Shimizu helped me a lot practicing for long time. Thanks to them, I could won the prize."
Mr. Shimizu, who has supported three winners in the past, described her presentation as "filled with uniqueness". "She prepared everything by herself, from arranging her own uniform and tools she used in the speech to drawing all the illustrations she used on her slide. The win was truly by her excellent English skill and by her excessive activeness. Her win stimulates my eagerness for teaching as well." he added.
The TV program "Muko-Chan", which is created to introduce our university by MWU students along with the coming university's 80th anniversary, has made an official YouTube channel. After the TV broadcasting, the program will be uploaded to its channel. Please subscribe and watch our channel.
Also, the advertisement of Muko-Chan will be put on the wall in Hanshin trains for a week from today February 4th.
Four athletes from MWU gymnastic club performed beautiful "Mai" (which means "dance" in Japanese) in Fujitsu's promotion video for brand new scoring system it is currently developing in cooperation with International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).
The new system uses 3D sensing technology and it enables accurate scoring without any reflection markers on athletes' bodies, which are required for current scoring system and are bothering for athletes. The video features its 3D sensing technology with full of entertainment including Japanese traditional "Mai" and gymnastic performance.
Yuna Hiraiwa from Health and Sports Sciences Department, who won 1st place of solo performance in 72nd Japan Students' Gymnastics Championship, showed her splendid "Mai" with her friends, Nozomi Ogasawara, Ami Sugimoto, and Marina Kawasaki (all from the same department).
The link for the video is below.↓Have a look!
Students who are going to Australia or Korea as exchange students visited MWU President, Kazuyoshi Seguchi before their leaving. Students told President about about their visions for their exchange programs and their future. Mr. Seguchi commented that he hoped them to study hard, experience different cultures, and expand their visions.
Two students will fly to Murdoch University in Australia this February and study there for 10 months. The other two will go to Korea and participate different universities, Hannam University and Ewha Womans University. They will be in each of their universities from this March to this December.