Inamori Hall — Center for Collaboration in Liberal Arts Education (Kyoto)
Inamori Hall, a center for collaboration in liberal arts education, opened in Kyoto, Japan, in 2014. Three universities with more than 100 years of history — Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University, and Kyoto Institute of Technology — began construction on the facility in 2012 with the goal of supporting a collaborative program for liberal arts education.
In his congratulatory address, Inamori said "For about 60 years after graduating from university and moving to Kyoto for work, I received many benefits — physically and spiritually — from the citizens of Kyoto. As I was considering how to return the favor, Governor Yamada told me about the plan for three universities to create a collaborative program in liberal arts education. I agreed with the goal and offered to contribute my personal assets. It is important for the young students of these three universities in Kyoto to acquire a broad range of general knowledge, including philosophy and ethics, to elevate their humanity and to interact openly with each other during these times of unceasing misconduct and dishonesty in academic communities and other places."
Inamori Hall is a three-story, reinforced concrete structure with total square footage of about 9000 meters. It has 17 classrooms, offices, laboratories, study halls, computer rooms, and a restaurant. The Inamori Exhibition Room, which is open to the public, introduces Inamori's biography and philosophy as well as his social activities.
The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University
In July 2006, Case Western Reserve University established the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence through a donation from the Inamori Foundation.
The purpose of the center is to foster ethical leadership around the world and conduct educational and research activities. As a part of those activities, the Inamori Ethics Prize was established to award individuals who practice exemplary leadership and contribute to the development of society and humankind through their activities and influence. The first award ceremony was held in September 2008.
Inamori Academy at Kagoshima University
In 2005, the Inamori Academy of Management & Technology, an educational research center, was jointly established with Kagoshima University through contributions from Kyocera Corporation and Inamori's own private funds. It was reorganized and renamed "The Inamori Academy" in April 2008.
The mission of the Academy is to produce "21st Century Citizens" possessing high ethical values willing to serve the greater good of humanity and the world. The Academy finds regional leaders who support this mission and nurtures them into becoming such citizens. Under this fundamental principle, the Academy provides liberal arts education to further develop humanistic abilities including integrity, ethics and life philosophy necessary for success in today's world.
Inamori-Kyocera Western Districts Development Scholarship Fund in China
In 2001, Kyocera and Inamori established the Inamori-Kyocera Western Districts Development Scholarship Fund for financially disadvantaged university students in the western districts of China. Recipients must possess high moral character and excellent grades. The aim of the scholarship fund is to nurture students who will contribute to the development of the regional area after graduation. The fund provides financial support while they are in school in the hopes that they will become outstanding professionals.
Every year, 240 students at 12 universities in China receive this scholarship.
Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy
In April 2002, the Inamori Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), located in Washington D.C. (U.S.A.) established the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy at CSIS. The academy seeks to cultivate true leaders with distinguished characters in politics, business and other areas.
The academy was established with donations from the Inamori Foundation and was named after Dr. David M. Abshire, co-founder of CSIS, and Inamori, who both recognized the same necessity and sense of mission in training true leaders to navigate the unforeseeable future.