Sacred Heart Global Plaza (Building No.4)

Sacred Heart Global Plaza is located on the first to third floors in the 4th building of Sacred Heart University.
We provide open access to the community and wider society, offering education and research, as well opportunities to make social contributions through collaboration, on both a local and global scale.

BE*hive

“BE*hive” is the name of the exhibition / workshop space where new ways of learning will be initiated at Sacred Heart University. The concept is that the bee flies out of the hive (‘HIVE’) and honeybees (‘BE’) come and go around the flowers, and these activities eventually become connected as fruits, starting with apples – depicting the way of such active learning in the BE*hive space.

In addition, “BE*hive” has another meaning. It refers to “BE”, as in “existence”. Through active learning, we encounter the world with our own view, and those of others, while pausing from time to time. This process deepens our thinking and awareness about the diversity of human existence. In the BE*hive, we aim to create a learning space where we try to answer challenging questions, and also share new ideas. Please join and enjoy this new journey of learning.

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BE*hive

『”Le Pommier d’Or, golden apple”』

Le Pommier d'Or, golden apple

Mural painting “Le Pommier d’Or, golden apple”

“Le Pommier d’Or, golden apple” originated from Greek mythology, but the theme is deeply connected to biodiversity and sustainable society, both of which are critical for contemporary culture and civilization. The mural represents the importance of confronting global problems, as well as taking action, through refining our human thought and sensibility. Through this learning process, we can care for the lives of others, and all things. This mural is made of natural stones from all over the world, including countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and America.

“I hope that the ‘golden apple’ will be a symbol of the intellect and culture of the students of the Sacred Heart University, and eventually, I hope it becomes a symbol of a sustainable world.”

Mr. Kyoji Tabuchi, artist of the mural
(Quote from the University of the Sacred Heart Education Guidebook 2018)

Café Jasmin

Café Jasmin is a café open to everyone, not only students and staff, but also all visitors to the Global Plaza. The themes of this café include “diversity” and “sustainability”, both which are deeply connected to “global” and “symbiosis”. In the Persian language, “Jasmin” means “a gift from heaven”, so we have given this name to our café because we believe it represents a special place for everyone.

At Café Jasmin you can choose from various meals, including vegetarian and porkless dishes. In this way, people of various cultures and religions can gather here and enjoy eating together. We are also proud to use organic and high quality produce for our meal preparation. A discount is offered to the school staff and students during lunch time, so be sure to carry your ID card.

Mealtimes on Weekdays and Saturdays:
Lunch time:11:30-14:00 Tea time:14:00-17:00 Dinner time:17:00-21:00
Closed:
Sundays
Café Jasmin

BRITT MEMORIAL HALL

BRITT MEMORIAL HALL

On the 3rd floor of building 4, there is a hall with audiovisual equipment and movable chairs, accommodating 550 people. This hall is named “Britt Memorial Hall” after Mother Britt, an American Sister who took office as the first president of the university, at the time of its founding in 1948. President Britt established the foundation of the University of the Sacred Heart as a Liberal Arts university, and dedicated the following 19 years of her life to the university, retiring in 1967. Always calling on students to be prepared to act for any cause in society, she devoted herself to nurturing women to be actively and practically involved in society.