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Sophia University
上智大学

Motto: Lux Veritatis (Light of Truth)
Established: 1913
Type: Private Catholic, Jesuit
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Toshiaki Koso, SJ
President: Prof. Yoshiaki Ishizawa, Ph.D
Staff: 1,000
Undergraduates: 10,000
Postgraduates: 1,000
Location: Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Campus: Urban
Affiliation: Society of Jesus
Website: www.sophia.ac.jp
Sophia University
Sophia University

Sophia University (上智大学 Jōchi daigaku?) is a private university in Japan, with its main campus located in Yotsuya, an area of Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward in Japan. Sophia is very known for its female students. The main entrance of the university building The Saint Clement of Ohrid University of Sofia or Sofia University (Sofiiski Universitet Sveti Kliment Ohridski) (Софийски университет Св. Климент Охридски) is the oldest and most significant modern higher education institution in Bulgaria, founded on 1st October 1888. ... The Badge of Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... This article is about work. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... National Diet Building, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Yasukuni Shrine, Kudan Kita 3-1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Otemon, the Great Gate of Edo Castle (Kokyo) Chiyoda (千代田区; -ku) is a special ward in central Tokyo, Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Yotsuya ) is a neighborhood in the Chiyoda special ward in Tokyo, Japan. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... National Diet Building, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Yasukuni Shrine, Kudan Kita 3-1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Otemon, the Great Gate of Edo Castle (Kokyo) Chiyoda (千代田区; -ku) is a special ward in central Tokyo, Japan. ...

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History

Sophia University was officially established in 1913 as a special school by the Society of Jesus, and has since grown into a large and well-reputed university with over 10,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students across four campuses in the Tokyo area. It takes the name Sophia from the Greek sophia meaning "wisdom". The Japanese name, Jōchi daigaku literally means "University of Higher Wisdom". Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


The school was first recognized as a university in 1928, but it traces its history all the way back to the arrival of St. Francis Xavier to Japan in 1549. Xavier expressed his interest at the time in his hopes to found a university in the Japanese capital. A statue of Xavier still stands in front of the main building of the Ichigaya campus. Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the person. ... Events July - Ketts Rebellion Francis Xavier arrives in Japan. ...


Campuses

Sophia's main campus, at Yotsuya, is an urban campus, consisting of roughly 25 large, modern buildings in the center of Tokyo. The majority of Sophia's 10,000 undergraduate students spend nearly all of their time here. The Faculties of Humanities, Law, Foreign Studies, Economics, Liberal Arts, and Science and Technology have their home here, as do the main library, cafeteria, gymnasium, chapel, bookstore, and offices. Yotsuya ) is a neighborhood in the Chiyoda special ward in Tokyo, Japan. ...


In April 2006, the Faculty of Comparative Culture (FCC), which was located at the smaller Ichigaya campus, moved to the main Yotsuya campus. At the same time as the move, FCC changed its name to the Faculty of Liberal Arts (FLA). Nearly all of Sophia's foreign exchange students study at FLA, as all the courses in the FLA are taught in English, with the exception of Japanese language courses. Ichigaya (市谷) is an area in the eastern portion of Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. ... Not to be confused with the Javanese language. ...


The Tokyo office of the Council on International Educational Exchange, the student exchange organization, which oversees roughly half of the international students, is also based on the main Yotsuya Campus. A student exchange program is a program in which a student, typically in secondary or higher education, chooses to live in a foreign country to learn, among other things, language and culture. ...


The Shakujii (Tokyo) campus houses the Faculty of Theology. For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


The Hadano campus in Kanagawa Prefecture is home to the Sophia Junior College, as well as a number of seminar halls and athletics complexes. Hadano (Japanese: 秦野市; -shi) is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. ... Kanagawa Prefecture ) is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of HonshÅ«, Japan. ...


Noted faculty members

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Famous alumni

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External links

  • Sophia University Homepage (日本語 / Japanese)
  • Sophia University Homepage (English / 英語)
  • Sophia University Faculty of Liberal Arts (FLA) Homepage (English only)

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