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Encyclopedia > International Christian University

International Christian University

Established 1949
Type Liberal Arts
President Norihiko Suzuki
Faculty 111
Undergraduates 2,934
Postgraduates 237
Location Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
Campus Urban
Website www.icu.ac.jp

International Christian University (国際基督教大学 Kokusai Kirisutokyō Daigaku?) is a non-denominational private university located in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan. Commonly known as ICU (both within Japan and abroad), the university was founded in 1949. Image File history File links Icu. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... The Ghibli Museum, in Mitaka, Tokyo Mitaka (三鷹市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... Tokyo ), the common English name for the Tokyo Metropolis ), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and, unique among the prefectures, provides certain municipal services characteristic of a city. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The Ghibli Museum, in Mitaka, Tokyo Mitaka (三鷹市; -shi) is a city located in Tokyo, Japan. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ...

It is a liberal arts college in Japan that originated from the traditional American system. The university was accredited by the American Academy for Liberal Education in 2005. The American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE) is a U.S. organization that accredits universities and colleges (or liberal arts programs within such institutions) that offer general education programs in the liberal arts. ...



ICU offers bachelor's degrees in liberal arts fields, as well as master's and doctoral degrees in education, public administration, comparative culture, and natural sciences. About 18% of the faculty come from overseas (primarily English-speaking countries). There is a strong English language program taught by non-faculty English teachers.

ICU houses one of the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution, partnering with Rotary International. Rotary International is an organization of service clubs known as Rotary Clubs located all over the world. ...

Student body

As of October 1, 2006, ICU has 2,769 undergraduates and 231 graduate students. 92.4% are Japanese citizens; the remainder come from a broad array of countries on all continents. [1]

Japan ICU Foundation

The Japan ICU Foundation was incorporated in New York State on November 23, 1948. The Foundation, with offices in New York, helped in the effort to establish ICU in 1953. Today, the foundation maintains two non-profit corporations: The Japan ICU Foundation, Inc. and the JICUF Endowment, Inc.

Notable alumni

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External links

  • ICU website Japanese
  • ICU website English
  • Japan ICU Foundation

  Results from FactBites:
International Christian University (426 words)
ICU is by its constitution oriented to a multinational perspective.
ICU views itself as a community in which people from different nations and cultures are placed and asked to live, study, and work together.
ICU is made up of a College of Liberal Arts (with Divisions of the Humanities, the Social Sciences, the Natural Sciences, Languages, Education, and International Studies) and a Graduate School (consisting of Education, Public Administration, Comparative Culture, and Natural Science Divisions and offering Doctoral programs in all divisions except Natural Science).
Programs Abroad: Study Abroad Program: International Christian University (517 words)
ICU was founded in 1949, and in the spring of 1957 the first class graduated from the College of Liberal Arts.
ICU is a small liberal arts college with approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students, dedicated to the premise that knowledge of languages and other cultures will speed the processes of democratization and internationalization in Japan.
ICU invites students from throughout the world to come and be part of a continuing project to transcend national borders and acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to create a new global age of peace.
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