The 21st century presents the academy with a new learning environment and research challenges that often raise questions and frame problems that the traditional higher institutions model was not designed to confront effectively. Therefore, many higher institutions have emphasized the importance of the complex interactions between human sciences (including humanities and social sciences), natural sciences and technology in the modern period. SHS will establish a new paradigm of practice in the global and local community integrated through Egypt- Japan international co-operation.
The SHS incorporates the disciplinary perspectives of human sciences in its concept. Human sciences are typically interdisciplinary fields and represent a combination of sciences and disciplines related to human activities, and are widely regarded to accommodate both humanities and social sciences. Humanities are understood as a branch of knowledge that deals with heritage and the question of what makes us human. Social sciences, on the other hand, are concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals. Social sciences consist of the scientific study of the human aspects of the world. They are an extension of the natural sciences, and social science research emphasizes empirical methods that seek to explain causality of events.
The current challenges of higher education in Egypt necessitates SHS’s curriculum introducing innovation and leadership based on Japanese standards. Problems associated with heritage preservation, social peace and policies and cultural communication have been spreading beyond national capacity. Solving problems concerning these academic areas needs to be integrated on national and international scales while solutions require innovation and leadership through a modern interdisciplinary curriculum and teaching environment that will meet the needs of the next generation.
Therefore, SHS is aligned with E-JUST vision and mission comprising interdisciplinary programs linking humanities, social science and arts with science and technology integrating liberal arts as part of university requirements. The school programs address human and social problems across time and space inculcating humanistic, scientific and innovative minds that contribute to society. As like the rest of E-JUST programs, benefiting from Japanese standards, the programs are research and application oriented, promoting learning for regional and global peace and sustainable development. The programs use scientific methods and technological tools emphasizing character building and communication skills in a multi-cultural learning environment and small-sized classrooms using the Zemi system.
The school vision is to be an international center of scientific and cross-disciplinary human science education, linking theory and practice and adopting the Japanese experience to offer highly recognized alternatives to students who wish to lead in advanced and unique careers in relevant professions.
The School of Human Sciences is based on the value of respect for others and reinforces it as fundamental, while confronting the social and academic challenges in local and global contexts. In the school, through academic interaction and the combination of diverse knowledge and ideas, new values will be created. Embodied by the faculty and students, these new values will enhance innovation in diverse communities in which the school is involved. Thus, the school will take responsibility for the sustainable development of society in various contexts.
- Enhancing research and education applying Egyptian and Japanese experiences made available through the cooperation between both countries.
- Developing a human resource with awareness of the innovating world and its cultures and histories, contributing to dealing with the problems associated with heritage as well as politics and peace building in the local and global community.
- Enhancing the credibility of its graduates while creating new market spaces in Egypt, the Arab region and Africa where the graduates are able to realize their potential.