Update date: Jun. 18, 2021
Representative Director, Chair of the Board, OMURA Masahiko、President, FUKUHARA Tadahiko
Tama Campus 742-1 Higashinakano,Hachioji-shi,Tokyo 192-0393 JapanKorakuen Campus 1-13-27 Kasuga,bunkyo-ku,Tokyo 112-8551 JapanIchigaya Campus 42-8,Honmura-cho,Ichigaya,Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8442 JapanIchigaya-Tamachi Campus 1-18,Ichigayatamachi,Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8478 Japan
Organization/Research department name (29)：
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Commerce
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Purpose of establishment：
Founded as Igirisu Horitsu Gakko(The English Law School)by Rokuichiro Masujima and seventeen other attorneys and scholars at Nishiki-cho,Kanda,Tokyo.
Renamed Tokyo Hougakuin(Tokyo College of Law).
A unique law journal "Hougaku Shinpou"(The Chuo Law Review) Published
All facilities damaged by fire.
Chuo University was founded as Igirisu Horitsu Gakko(The English Law School) in 1885 by a group of eighteen young attorneys and scholars in central Tokyo.
The founding fathers endeavored to establish a university which would teach in the spirit of English law and democracy, acourageous effort reflecting the founders' resolve to modernize the Japanese legal system through progressive legal education.
The Academic spirit upon which Chuo University was founded is based on the founders' desire to provide practical education and opportunities for personal maturity and intellectual growth to all qualified and willing students, an alternative to the national institutions which at that time were designed to educate only the elite.
The independence and modernization of Japan owes a lot to the private schools founded in the early Meiji period, and this spirit which has been manifested at Chuo University over its long history is still very much alive today.
Together with the independent private school vitality, Chuo University has developed a spirit all of its own which is based on the spirit of English law and democracy.
Reflecting a tradition steeped in English law as well as a modern determination to preserve its own traditions, the philosophy Chuo University attempts to further can be summarized in the following four premises: 1) respect for freedom and independence of the individual, 2) a practical and liberal education, 3) preservation of democracy through joint responsibility, and 4) flexibility with regard to change based on a dynamic understanding of the development of society and law.
After its beginning as the English Law School, the University was reorganized and renamed Chuo Daigaku(meaning Central University), in order to make manifest its role as a center of research and education.
Through long-range and careful planning, Chuo University has grown to become one of the largest and most prestigious private universities in Japan, with six faculties- Law, Economics, Commerce, Science and Engineering, Literature and Policy Studies.
On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Chuo University decided to build a new campus on the outskirts of Tokyo with a view to expanding its facilities and thus providing a more favorable environment for research and education.
Now Chuo University boasts three modern campuses designed to meet all the needs of its students and faculty.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering is located in central Tokyo, at the Korakuen Campus.
The five other faculties enjoy a magnificent, spacious campus in the Western Tokyo suburb of Tama.
The Ichigaya Campus, which was opened newly in April 2000 in central Tokyo, is expected to serve as the center for continuing education promoted actively by the Graduate School of Law and the Graduate School of Policy Ssudies.
In 1985, Chuo University celebrated its centenary.
After one hundred years of progressive education to cultivate sutudents with a solid background of practical learnig, Chuo University reaffirms the modern significance of its founding spirit, and looks with confidence toward meeting new challenges in its second century.
Taking into account of social demand and students' various and varying interests, Chuo University is always striving to offer a wide range of academic courses through a broad curriculum, with a view to further promoting and enriching its research and education towards the next century.
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