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Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts

同志社女子大学, ドウシシャジョシダイガク
Representive : President, MORITA Junji
Establishment year: 1949
Address: Koudo, kyoutanabe-shi, Kyoto 610-0395 Japan
Telephone number: +81-774-65-8411
FAX number: +81-774-65-8461
Organization/Research department name (8):
  • Faculty of liberal Arts
  • Faculty of contemporary Social Studies
  • Faculty of Human life and Science
  • Graduate School
  • Literary Studies
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History (45):
  • 1875/11
    Doshisha English School was established. (President Jo Niijima)
  • 1876/10
    A.J.Starkweather prepared the foundation of Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts in Davis’ residence (formerly the Yanagihara residence) located in Kyoto Imperial Palace Park.
  • 1877/04
    Doshisha Bunko (branch) Nyokoba was established. (President Jo Niijima). The School name was renamed Doshisha Girl’s School.
  • 1878/09
    New campus was established in Kamikyo 11Ku Imadegawa-Dori.
  • 1887/08
    The Higher Course was established in addition to the Regular Course.
Purpose of establishment:
Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts was founded
in 1876 as a girls' school within the grounds of Kyoto
Imperial Palace. This was the year after Joh Niijima
founded Doshisha College (the present Doshisha
University). In the highly conservative period at the
beginning of the Meiji Era, the aim was to provide an
education based on a humanistic Christian outlook.
This education was to respect the female personality,
and to nurture well-cultured women to lead fulfilling
lives as self-reliance with a strong determination to
make a constructive contribution to society.
More than 120 years have passed since this time.
The college continues to be faithful to its founding
spirit as it works to realize its educational
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