Waseda Vision 150 is a strategic plan formulated in 2012 to establish Waseda University as a leading global university by its 150th anniversary in 2032.
Vision 1. Students of the Highest Caliber and Character Who Show Promise in Being Able to Contribute to the World
Students come to Waseda from all around the world to experience intellectual and cultural stimulation through interactions with their classmates and faculty members. In doing so, they acquire a wide range of knowledge and become highly specialized, thereby preparing them to go out into the world with high aspirations to make significant contributions.
Vision 2. Research That Will Ultimately Contribute to Real World Peace and Happiness in Human Society
Waseda’s research activities are aimed at expanding and organizing the knowledge and wisdom of human society and contributing to the resolution of various global issues, such as environmental challenges, poverty, disasters, and conflicts. Furthermore, we aim to identify the following challenges that we face in achieving global sustainable development while maintaining intercultural coexistence, thereby contributing to world peace and human happiness.
Vision 3. Graduates Who Will Contribute to the Public Good as Global Leaders
Waseda graduates (alumni) will take enjoyment from working strenuously throughout Japan and in other countries around the world as leaders with a global perspective who are active in a variety of fields, such as politics, economics, academia, culture, sports, and community initiatives.
We encourage our alumni to come back and learn at Waseda periodically to build robust collaboration networks with other alumni and with their communities.
Vision 4. A University That Earns the Trust of the World and Constantly Upholds the Spirit of Reform to Continuously Evolve
To make Waseda’s management a model for other Japanese and Asian universities, we will establish a firm fiscal foundation, disclose information, establish accountability, and strengthen our governance in the spirit of constant reform, thereby becoming a university that is trusted around the world.