Doshisha University


Doshisha University was founded as Doshisha Eigakko (Doshisha Academy) in 1875 by Joseph Hardy Neesima, the first Japanese citizen who obtained an academic degree overseas against nineteenth-century Japanese nationalism. Inspired by the founder's independent mind, international spirit and Christian faith as well as his respect for the Western ideas of education at Phillips Academy and Amherst College, Doshisha University constantly promotes Christian morality, individual liberty, and international understanding. Doshisha University consists of nine faculties and eleven graduate schools, attended by approximately 25,000 students now.