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Otani University

大谷大学, オオタニダイガク
Representive : President, KIGOSHI Yasushi
Establishment year: 1922
Address: Koyamakamifusacho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8143 Japan
Telephone number: +81-75-432-3131
FAX number: +81-75-411-8153
Subordinate facility name  (1):
  • Museum, Library, Shin Buddhist Comprehensive Research Institute, Dormitory, Seminar room
History (30):
  • 1665/01
    Opened as an academic hall attached to Higashi Honganji Temple, in Higashi Rokujo, Kyoto.
  • 1755/01
    Moved to Takakura Uodana, Kyoto and changed the name to Takakura Gakuryo.
  • 1873/01
    Changed the name to Kanrenjou.
  • 1882/01
    Changed the name to Shinshu Daigakuryo.
  • 1896/01
    Changed the name to Shinshu Daigaku.
Purpose of establishment:
The objective of this University is to widely
contribute to universal culture, to study and teach
learning which is related to Buddhism and humanities,
as well as to develop characters, in conformity with
Buddhism spirit and such laws as The Fundamental Law of
Education or The School Education Law.
Business overview:
1. Education of students at individual courses
2. Research activities by faculty members, as
individuals or as research groups
3. Education in the Graduate School
Research field (1): Humanities & Social Sciences
Branch Organization  (12):

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