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Sophia University

上智大学, ジョウチダイガク
Representive : President, TERUMICHI Yoshiaki
Establishment year: 1913
Address: 7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554 Japan
Telephone number: +81-3-3238-3111
FAX number: +81-3-3238-3539
Organization/Research department name (21):
  • Departments of Theology, Literature, Law, Economics,
  • Foreign Languages, Comparative Culture,
  • and Science and Technology.
  • Graduate Schools of Theology, Phylosophy, Literature,
  • Law, Economics, Foreign Languages and Science and
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History (25):
  • 1549/01
    Saint Francisco Xavier arrived at Japan. His wish to establish a university of European level was conveyed to Rome, and Sophia University was later established.
  • 1908/01
    Three Jesuits arrived at Japan for establishment of a university.
  • 1913/01
    Sophia University was established in accordance with Vocational School Law. Phylosophy, German Literature and Commerce Courses were established. Rev. Hermann Hoffmann assumed the office of the first president.
  • 1928/01
    In accordance with University Law, the university was reorganized. Department of Literature (Phylosophy and Literature Courses) and Department of Commerce (Commerce Course) were set up.
  • 1935/01
    The first student was sent to Georgetown University in U.S.A..
Purpose of establishment:
On the basis of Catholicism, this university pursues
truth and teaches knoledges of width and studies of
depth as a center of arts and sciences. We pursue to
develop intellectual and moral persons with capability
of application. We bring up leaders for the society as
well as contribute to welfare of mankind and progress
of culture.
Research field (3): Life Science ,  Nanotechnology/Materials ,  Humanities & Social Sciences
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