Jikei America Center
The Jikei Group of Colleges is devoted to professional training college education and responding to the increasing diversity of student values, occupational specialization, and the rising sophistication of professionals sought after by industry.
The University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida and Jikei College Group in Japan established an educational partnership in 1989. An official agreement was signed in January 1990 in Tokyo by Dr. Morris Marx, President of UWF, and Dr. Kunihiko Ukifune, Chairman and CEO of Jikei College Group. The purpose of the partnership was to provide students, both American and Japanese, with opportunities to learn about each other's country. On September 20, 1994, the office was formally named the Jikei-American Center and continues to be located on the main campus of UWF. The collaboration between UWF and Jikei has set the model for international education.
The Jikei Group of Colleges is a system of professional training colleges and support companies located throughout Japan. Each and every school, company, and organization within the Jikei Group is dedicated to providing professional education based on the strong belief that professional training colleges are educational institutions for mastering the practical skills and knowledge that will most benefit society. To that end, we offer professional education in 10 fields and 600 careers spanning a diverse array of fields, including health care, creative arts, performing arts, ecology, biotechnology and many others and currently provide career-oriented professional education to approximately 32,000 students.