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Yoshiaki Terumichi

Yoshiaki Terumichi, born in 1962, has served as the 16th president of Sophia University since April 2017. He graduated from Keio University in 1985 and earned his MD and Dr Eng from Keio University in 1990 and 1994 respectively, and became a professor at Sophia University in 2004. Dr Terumichi’s research field is multibody dynamics which is one of the numerical simulation theories for dynamic behaviors of mechanical systems. He has served in various managerial positions at Sophia University, including Director of the Center for Student Affairs, Director of the Admissions Office, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Executive Director for Global Academic Affairs and Director of the Human Resources Center for International Cooperation.
Dr Terumichi has been active in taking different roles in promoting internationalization of universities, and currently serves as the President and Institutional Board Member of the Japan Network for International Education (JAFSA) (2016 to present), and from 2019, Vice President of the Japan Association of Private Universities and Colleges. He is also active in Catholic university networks such as International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in Asia Pacific (AJCU-AP), working closely with institutes of higher education.

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