Miyazaki International CollegeMiyazaki International College

About MIC

Overview

Miyazaki International College (MIC), founded in 1994, was established under the MIC credo, “Respect and Diligence” for the purpose of cultivating truly international individuals. Miyazaki International College, in addition to Miyazaki Gakuen Junior College, Miyazaki Gakuen High School, Miyazaki Gakuen Junior High School and the Miyazaki Gakuen Junior College-Affiliated Midori Kindergarten and Kiyotake Midori Kindergarten, is sponsored by the Miyazaki Educational Institution (MEI), a chartered educational corporation established in 1939.
Name Miyazaki International College
Founded 1994
Address 1405 Kano, Kiyotake, Miyazaki 889-1605
TEL 0985-85-5931
FAX 0985-84-3396
URL http://mic.ac.jp/

President’s Message

Miyazaki International College
President
Noboru Murakami

Miyazaki International College’s educational philosophy is "Respect and Diligence". In the spirit of "Respect", we aim to respect the humanity in ourselves and in others as we exercise the self-discipline needed to consider matters from the standpoint of others. Furthermore, in the spirit of "Diligence", we aim to actively strive in all things by working our minds as well as our bodies. Working earnestly in this way in all we do, we endeavor to carve and educate our characters.  This spirit of " Respect and Diligence " is most essential to modern society.

Miyazaki International College was established in 1994. As a liberal arts college, it is our mission to equip students with a wide range of knowledge, enable them to view issues from diverse perspectives and to cultivate the ability to comprehensively discover the most effective methods for solving problems. We are particularly dedicated to fostering human resources who can flourish in global society by enhancing students’ metacognitive capabilities (the ability to understand oneself objectively and to transform oneself into a person who can respond flexibly to social changes) and cultivating various skills such as critical thinking, observation, creativity, insight, problem solving, expression and communication. To enable the Japanese to exercise the expression and communication skills they are not good at, language skills are indispensable. In the School of International Liberal Arts, our diverse international faculty will support you in dramatically improving your language and expressive skills. Furthermore, in other countries, early childhood education is considered to be one of the most important stages of education in our lives. The School of Education is dedicated to fostering excellent educators and to contributing to the establishment of a foundation for child education that is second to none in the world. 

By the way, I would like you to understand that your brain is currently in a state of adolescent explosion. This is the time in your lives when you are most capable of absorbing a wide variety of knowledge and are most moved by the spirits of adventure and inquiry. We hope with all our hearts that you can make the most of this time, enjoy your studies immensely and make great strides. We are looking forward to following and supporting your growth.

Schools and Departments

Educational Philosophy and Objectives (From Article 1 of the College Rules)

Miyazaki International College upholds the educational philosophy of Respect and Diligence purported by Miyazaki Educational Institution. The College provides a program of higher education in the liberal arts for the purpose of developing individuals who will contribute to international society.

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Admission Policy
The Ideal MIC Student

Miyazaki International College selects appropriate candidates through diverse testing methods designed to comprehensively evaluate their abilities, motivation, appropriateness, etc. The college welcomes international and domestic students who

  1. Identify with its educational policy of upholding the philosophy of “Respect and Diligence”
  2. Recognize the value of contributing to global and local society
  3. Have clear educational goals and the ability to take independent action
  4. Are sufficiently equipped with the basic academic abilities and skills to engage in studies at MIC

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Curriculum Policy
Curricular Structure and Implementation Policy

The curriculum of the Miyazaki International College is designed on the basis of the following principles to develop individuals equipped with a sense of ethics, the education and scholastic capacity required of members of the working world, and the knowledge and skills expected of professionals.

  1. Courses will promote learning through critical thinking
  2. Courses will facilitate active learning in the classroom
  3. Courses that enable practical learning
  4. Couse syllabi will clearly state course objective, schedule, grading standards and methods, etc.
  5. Learning outcomes will be strictly evaluated on the basis of assessment standards

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Diploma Policy
Qualities Students Should Acquire by Graduation

Miyazaki International College awards the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Culture and Bachelor of Arts in Education upon students who have acquired the qualities and capabilities described below, and have successfully completed the requisite graduation credits.

  1. A sense of ethics that honors respect and diligence
  2. The education and scholastic capacity required of members of the working world, and the knowledge and skills expected of professionals
  3. The cognitive and practical skills necessary to confront the challenge of our social issues

Miyazaki International College Globalization Promotion Policy 2017

      Miyazaki International College (hereafter referred to as “the College”) was founded in 1994 as a liberal arts college with a School of Comparative Culture, which changed its name to the School of International Liberal Arts (ILA) in 2006, and a Department of Comparative Culture. Since its founding the College has offered students liberal arts education in English that fosters the idea of creating multicultural, interdependent societies by placing importance on understanding of both one’s own culture and those of other nations, practicing critical thinking skills to address pressing global issues, and mastering English as an international language.
       With the establishment of the School of Education (EDU) and the Department of Childhood Education in 2014, the College has grown into an institution with two Schools and Departments. Based on the College’s educational objective of providing a program of higher education in the liberal arts for the purpose of developing individuals who will contribute to international society (Article 1.1 of the College Rules), the School of Education also develops individuals who can play meaningful roles in an increasingly globalized society by equipping them with educational expertise built upon a broad range of knowledge.
       The College hereby declares that it will continue to implement plans that serve to maintain and promote global education in every aspect and, as part of this effort, has established concrete numerical goals in the following areas. The College will continue to make sincere efforts to maintain and achieve these goals.

 

Maintenance and Promotion of a Global Educational Environment

In order to sustain a global educational environment, the College sets the following institutional goals for percentage of international faculty members: 55% (or higher) of the College faculty and 75% (or higher) of the faculty of the School of International Liberal Arts.

Promotion of Study Abroad

 In order to promote study abroad, the College sets an annual participation rate of 15% (or higher) of all students (ILA and Education combined) as an institutional goal.

Promotion of Foreign Language Education

In order to promote the mastery of English as an international language, the College sets the following institutional goals for students by the time of graduation: TOEIC 700 (or higher) for all students, and for students in ILA, TOEIC 800 (or higher) for 30% (or higher) of students, and TOEIC 900 (or higher) for 10% (or higher) of students. In order to achieve the above goals, the College will make efforts to further improve its language education.

International Student Recruitment

In Japan, the 18-year-old population, which comprises the highest number of students going on to university, is rapidly decreasing. Under these circumstances, it is necessary to strategically recruit excellent international students in order to maintain and enhance the education and research conducted by the College.

 In addition, because the College is committed to the development of global human resources, recruiting diverse international students, and providing opportunities for international and Japanese students to study together and interact promotes the internationalization and diversity of our campus, and contributes to the development of Japanese students as global human resources.

Based on the above, the College will actively recruit international students with an annual admission target of approximately 20 students.

(Created in September, 2017)

History

1939
Miyazaki Educational Institution founded
1994
Miyazaki International College, Department of Comparative Culture, Faculty of Comparative Culture established
1999
Teacher certification (Level 1 Junior High School and High School English Teacher License) program accredited
2006
“Department of Comparative Culture” renamed “Department of International Liberal Arts”
2014
School of Education, Faculty of Child Education established; 20th anniversary of founding of Miyazaki International College