Conscience of a nation
A nation is not sustained by the power of a few heroes, but by those ‘people who act as conscience dictates’. Joseph Neesima established Doshisha University with the aim of nurturing such people (‘The Purpose of the Establishment of Doshisha University’). The education of conscience is the fundamental principle of Doshisha’s education.
Conscience of the world
As a member of the Japanese government’s Global 30 project, Doshisha University is furthering its commitment to the internationalization of higher education. It is our aim to become an international hub of knowledge offering a world-class learning environment that attracts highly capable international students and researchers from around the world, while at the same time providing our competent students and researchers with more opportunities to study abroad. Our hope is that, through such people, the education of conscience at Doshisha will prevail across national boundaries and ‘people who act as conscience dictates’ will make a valuable difference in communities both local and global.
In 1875, Joseph Neesima founded Doshisha Eigakko (Academy), the predecessor of Doshisha University.
Doshisha has been pursuing ‘internationalism’ as one of its educational ideals since its foundation, putting its efforts into strengthening the support system for diverse international exchange programs.
Doshisha has always been a keen promoter of sports activities among students, offering one of the best sporting environments in the country. It also has a long history of sports involvement, evidenced by being home to Japan’s third oldest rugby field.
Doshisha prepares a well-planned and carefully-designed employment support system geared toward considering each student’s life plan.
Doshisha University is firmly rooted in the local community, offering various open lectures, tours of university buildings-some of which are important cultural properties- and facilities for public use.