141 years ago, Joseph Hardy Neesima broke new ground in Japanese education and sowed the seeds of liberal learning in people’s mind, which have been passed down over generations. Neesima’s vision formed the basis of Doshisha, and has always been present as Doshisha has evolved.
It is not the power of a few heroes that maintains a nation. Education, knowledge, wisdom, and integrity are central to those who build and run society. We, at Doshisha, aim to produce individuals with such characteristics. It is ingrained in our ethos that our ultimate purpose lies in nurturing the people, who shall be called ‘the conscience of the nation.
Despite the current bleak employment situation, Doshisha University continues to maintain a high graduate employment rate (98.3% for male students; and 98.6% for female students) through substantial and well-developed career support services and activities. In our recent survey of students who have been assured of a job before graduation, more than 91% were ‘greatly satisfied’ or ‘satisfied’ with their places of employment.
International students at Doshisha University have access to most of the facilities on campus. With its historic value and excellent facilities, our campus is an ideal environment for a fulfilling student life.
The university has IT Support Offices in each of its campuses.
On the Kyotanabe Campus, there are full-fledged sports facilities centered around the Davis Memorial Auditorium, with a baseball ground and a golf ground on the north side, an athletics stadium and several fields for team sports such as soccer, American football and rugby on the west side, and training lodges and sports club rooms on the south side. These extensive facilities are used by more than 50 different sports clubs and groups at Doshisha University.
Doshisha University is accredited under the standards of the Certified Evaluation Accreditation System conducted by the Japan University Accreditation.