Founding Sprit

Founding Sprit

Kobe International University and the Spirit behind its Foundation:Deum timete, nolite timere populum et servite ei.

Kobe International University and the Spirit behind its Foundation:Deum timete, nolite timere populum et servite ei.

KIU was established in 1968 by its founder, Rev. Hinsuke Yashiro, Prime Bishop of the Anglican
Church in Japan, based on the spirit of Christianity and advocating the spirit of the motto
“Stand in awe of God, but fear no man, and serve mankind”.

With the purpose of creating an education encompassing the total person based on Christian
ethics, KIU aims to develop human resources equipped with rich knowledge and expertise capable
of contributing to international society and the construction of a peaceful world. Simultaneously,
KIU widely accepts a variety of students regardless of their religious belief and strives for
religious tolerance.

Education at KIU is based on a small-group system. Thanks to this system, KIU, as one of its
outstanding characteristics, offers a friendly teacher-student relationship, providing students with
well-managed education and good care.

In order for students to respond in a timely manner to rapidly progressing globalization, KIU
believes that it is necessary for students to actually experience life abroad, in addition to having
foreign language ability. For that purpose, KIUʼs global network of partner universities works to
send our Japanese students to study abroad. KIU also invites many foreign students to KIU to
organically make an international environment inside the campus, and encourages mutual
understanding among different cultures while nourishing religious sentiment.

In 2018, KIU celebrates its jubilee and continues to keep alive the spirit of its establishment and
the characteristics stated above.

KIU was established in 1968 by its founder, Rev. Hinsuke Yashiro, Prime Bishop of the Anglican Church in Japan, based on the spirit of Christianity and advocating the spirit of the motto “Stand in awe of God, but fear no man, and serve mankind”.

With the purpose of creating an education encompassing the total person based on Christian ethics, KIU aims to develop human resources equipped with rich knowledge and expertise capable of contributing to international society and the construction of a peaceful world. Simultaneously, KIU widely accepts a variety of students regardless of their religious belief and strives for religious tolerance.

Education at KIU is based on a small-group system. Thanks to this system, KIU, as one of its outstanding characteristics, offers a friendly teacher-student relationship, providing students with
well-managed education and good care.

In order for students to respond in a timely manner to rapidly progressing globalization, KIU believes that it is necessary for students to actually experience life abroad, in addition to having foreign language ability. For that purpose, KIUʼs global network of partner universities works to send our Japanese students to study abroad. KIU also invites many foreign students to KIU to organically make an international environment inside the campus, and encourages mutual understanding among different cultures while nourishing religious sentiment.

In 2018, KIU celebrates its jubilee and continues to keep alive the spirit of its establishment and the characteristics stated above.