Overview of the University Organization
The University President represents the university with staff consisting of the Vice President, the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Students, the Assistant Dean of Students, and special staff of the Office of the President.
The Combined Council of Faculty Professors and Combined Council of Professors act as discussion and decision-making bodies for the entire university. A standing Executive Committee has been established, composed of the president and deans who consult on important university issues.
Each school has a dean along with positions such as department chairperson and chief academic officer. Each school also has a council of professors.
The graduate school has a dean of the graduate school. Each school also has a dean and a chief academic officer. Issues common to all departments are discussed in the Graduate School Committee.
Graduate Schools not connected with an undergraduate School have a chairperson and the Law School has a Dean of the Law School . Each graduate school body also has a faculty council.
The Law School is governed by the Dean of the Law School and the Faculty Council.
Professional Graduate Schools
Meiji University’s professional graduate schools comprise the Graduate School of Governance Studies, the Graduate School of Global Business, and the Graduate School of Professional Accountancy. These are governed by the Dean of the Professional Graduate Schools, and each school has a Faculty Council.
The Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties was established for the purpose of nurturing the research bases for priority fields, promoting the internationalization of research in order to promote world-class research at Meiji University, and as well as returning the fruits of this research broadly to society. The organization consists of the Research Planning Promotion Headquarters and the Intellectual Property Headquarters. The former comprises the Institute of Social Sciences, the Institute of Humanities, and the Institute of Science and Technology as its three basic research divisions, while the latter comprises the Intellectual Properties Center. The organization director is appointed by the University President.
The Information Science Center has been established with the aim of supporting education and research related to information studies and information processing common to all disciplines. It has a director appointed by the University President and manages administrative affairs. An oversight committee supervises the center.
Libraries are located at the Surugadai, Izumi, Ikuta, and Nakano campuses. The Dean of the Libraries is appointed by the University President, manages library affairs and represents the library.
The museum has three departments; Crime Materials Department, Commodity Department and Archaeology Department. Each has a museum director who is appointed by the University President, manages museum affairs and represents the museum.
The Organization for International Collaboration
The Organization for International Collaboration promotes international educational exchange as well as academic and research exchange at Meiji University. The Organization plans to continue increasing the high level of education and research carried out at the University and aims to make a significant contribution internationally through education and research. The Organization for International Collaboration consists of the Headquarters of International Collaboration, the International Student Exchange Center and the Japanese Language Education Center. The director of the organization is appointed by the University President.
The Center for the History of Meiji University was established to undertake surveys, research, gathering, preservation, and public disclosure of materials related to the history of Meiji University and to contribute to the university’s future development. The director, who supervises all center activities, is appointed by the University Board of Directors, and an Oversight Committee operates the center.
The Center for Clinical Psychology is set up as a practical training institution to provide consultation and advice, and so on concerning clinical psychology issues as well as to train clinical psychologists. A director and oversight committee supervise the center.
Overview of the Educational Foundation
The Meiji University Educational Foundation (hereafter the Educational Foundation) was established as an Educational Foundation with the objective of founding schools according to the Fundamental Law of Education and the School Education Law and currently has three bodies, Meiji University, Meiji University High School and Meiji University Junior High School. (The Women's College ceased recruiting students in 2004.)
The executives, institutions, and roles in the organization of the Educational Foundation are as follows.
This is the highest decision-making body of the Educational Foundation. All important issues such as budgets, financial statements, handling of major assets, donations and so on must go through a vote by the University Council. It consists of 11 deans from each school, the dean of the Graduate School and the principals of the Meiji University High School and Meiji University Junior High School, 15 people from the teaching staff, 25 people from the Alumni Association, and 20 from individuals of experience and learning for a total of 71 members.
Board of Trustees
This body deliberates and decides on important issues for the Educational Foundation such as basic policies and plans to effectively and appropriately manages the university and its associated bodies with the aim of enhancing education and research.