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Sophia University, also known by its Japanese name 上智大学 (Jōchi Daigaku), is a private research university in Japan. Sophia is one of the 3 prestigious Sōkeijōchi (早慶上智) private universities, a group of the top 3 private universities in Japan with the other 2 being Keio University and Waseda University, according to the Times Higher Education. It is also ranked number 18 in the 2021 Times Japan University Rankings. Founded by the Roman Catholic religious order of the Society of Jesus in 1913, the University has grown from its 3 original academic departments of Philosophy, German Literature, and Commerce to 9 undergraduate Faculties and 10 Graduate Schools, with over 13,900 students in total at the present moment.

Sophia University
上智大学
Bringing the World Together
Latin: Universitas Sedis Sapientiae
(University of the Seat of Wisdom)
MottoLux Veritatis(Latin)
真理の光(Japanese)
Shinri no Hikari(Romaji)
Motto in English
Light of Truth
TypePrivate Roman Catholic Research Coeducational Higher education institution
Established1913
FounderSociety of Jesus
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic affiliations
AALAU, IAU, IFCU
ChancellorFr. Tsutomu Sakuma, SJ
PresidentYoshiaki Terumichi, PhD
Academic staff
1271
* 522 (Full-time)
* 749 (Part-time)
Administrative staff
293
Students13,435
Undergraduates12,117
Postgraduates1,153
Other students
165 (Law)
Location
7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda
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Japan
CampusUrban:
-Yotsuya main campus
-Mejiro campus
-Shakujii campus
Alma Mater songSophia
ColorsMaroon
NicknameSophians
Sports8 varsity teams
MascotEagle named
Sophia-Kun
Websitewww.sophia.ac.jp

Sophia University is a member academic institution affiliated with the Sophia School Corporation, which is also known in Japanese as 学校法人上智学院 (Gakkō Hōjin Jōchi Gakuin). As an independent academic group, it helps coordinate the activities of and manages six other schools in addition to Sophia. These educational institutions include:

Sophia shows a rapid growth since it was established and it is known for its diversity. In fact, the University has been a leader in the internationalisation of Japanese universities. It conducts classes both in English and Japanese to welcome students from overseas such as China, Korea, and Europe. There are international students from 77 countries and it has forged agreements with 298 overseas universities in 59 countries to encourage students joining the exchange programs with several other top universities throughout the world, including Georgetown University, Yale University, The University of Georgia, Sogang University, Hong Kong University, and the University of Cologne.

Sophia also gained national repute as the leading institution in globalisation, foreign languages, and literature in Japan. As a prominent institution for research and higher learning in the fields of the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences, the University has been selected by the Japanese Ministry of Education to be one of 37 universities to receive funding for its internationalisation efforts through the "Top Global University Project".

Sophia is also nationally acclaimed for its research prowess. There are many institutes and centres that support Sophia's goals in pursuing excellence in research. These institutes and centres include the Sophia Asia Centre for Research and Human Development, Semiconductor Research Institute, the Institute of International Relations, and the Institute of Media, Culture and Journalism. Sophia is also known for storing and maintaining centuries-old texts dating back from Catholic missionaries during the period of Christian persecutions in Japan between 1617-1632. Sophia also produces research journals, most notably the Monumenta Nipponica.

Before 1957, the university only admitted male students to degree programs, but the numbers of male and female students are now more or less equal. Sophia's alumni are referred to as "Sophians"; they include the 79th Prime Minister of Japan, Morihiro Hosokawa, several politicians represented in the Japanese National Diet, professors at various higher education institutions, and even actors and musicians in the Japanese film and music industries.

The name of the University is traced to letters of correspondence between two of the three founders of what would become Sophia University, Fr. James Rockliff, SJ and Fr. Hermann Hoffmann, SJ. The Japanese term 上智 ("higher wisdom" or "supreme wisdom", Jōchi) was the equivalent of the Latin word sapientia, which means wisdom. According to Catholic Church tradition, the term sapientia refers to the one of the Church's devotional titles for the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Seat of Wisdom.

When Joseph Eylenbosch, SJ began teaching Greek at the University in April 1924, he taught that the Japanese term jōchi was the equivalent of the Greek term σοφία (sofia). Afterwards, the students had proposed that the school be known as Sophia University.

Fr. Hoffmann, SJ, who was serving as University President at that time, initially opposed the proposal. However, he soon accepted the idea and submitted the proposal to Rome for the approval.

The English language-based, peer-reviewed academic journal Monumenta Nipponica, which was first inaugurated in 1938, identified itself as being published by Sophia University. The use of Sophia as the University name then became firmly established in Japan and overseas.

Early History

The origins of Sophia University could be traced to 1549 when Saint Francis Xavier, a prominent member and co-founder of the Society of Jesus, arrived in Japan to spread Christianity. In his letters to his fellow Jesuits, he had expressed hopes of establishing a university in Japan.

During the so-called Kirishitan period of Japanese history, the Catholic Church had been responsible for establishing and administering educational institutions in Japan called Collegios and Seminarios, serving as bridges between the East and West.

William H. O'Connell had been appointed as a special ambassador of the Vatican to Japan.

The establishment of the University only began to take place more than 400 years from St. Francis Xavier's arrival in Japan. In 1903, three Jesuit priests from Europe came to Japan to continue the missionary work of the Church and to help establish Sophia University. One of the founders, Fr. Joseph Dahlmann, SJ from Germany, who had come to Japan via India, had listened to the requests of Catholics in the country, who expressed their desires to construct a Catholic university to serve as the cultural and spiritual base of the Church's missionary operations in Japan.

Dahlmann heeded the requests and sent a proposal to the then-Bishop of Rome, Pope Pius X, at the Holy See in Rome. In 1905, Dahlmann was granted a private audience with the Pope, who promised to assign the Society of Jesus to create and administer a Catholic university in Japan. In Dahlmann's Latin memoirs regarding the encounter with Pius, he recounted that he spoke as follows: "Habebitis collegium in Japonica, magnam universitatem (in English: "You (plural) will have in Japan a college that is a great university".).

On that same year, the then-Bishop of Portland, Maine in the United States, William H. O'Connell, was appointed by the Pope to serve as a special ambassador of the Vatican to Emperor Meiji in Japan. O'Connell was also tasked to survey the situation in Japan. When he was granted an audience with Emperor Meiji, he had ascertained the education policy directions of the Japanese Ministry of Education, and reported to officials at the Holy See regarding the possible establishment of a Catholic university in Japan.

At the 25th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus in held in Rome in September 1906, Pius X issued a formal written statement to the Jesuits to establish a Catholic university in Japan. Thus, the delegates at the Congregation voted unanimously in favour of the Pope's commands, and the first concrete steps were taken to prepare a university institution in the East.

History of the University After Its Establishment

An academic building at Sophia University, a year after its establishment.
Sophia University in 1945.

Sophia University was founded by Jesuits in 1913. It opened with departments of German Literature, Philosophy and Commerce, headed by its founder Fr. Hermann Hoffmann, SJ (1864–1937) as its first official president.

In 1932, a small group of Sophia University students refused to salute the war dead at Yasukuni Shrine in the presence of a Japanese military attache, saying it violated their religious beliefs. The military attache was withdrawn from Sophia as a result of this incident, damaging the university's reputation in the eyes of the government of the Japanese Empire. The Archbishop of Tokyo intervened in the standoff by permitting Catholic students to salute the war dead, after which many Sophia students, as well as Hermann Hoffmann himself, participated in rites at Yasukuni. The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples later issued the Pluries Instanterque in 1936, which encouraged Catholics to attend Shinto shrines as a patriotic gesture; the Vatican re-issued this document after the war in 1951.

Sophia University continued to grow by increasing the numbers of departments, faculty members and students, in addition to advancing its international focus by establishing an exchange program. Many of its students studied at Georgetown University in the United States as early as 1935. Sophia's junior college was established in 1973, followed by the opening of Sophia Community College in 1976. With the founding of the Faculty of Liberal Arts in 2006, Sophia University presently holds 27 departments in its eight faculties. Its current president is Yoshiaki Terumichi. Toshiaki Koso serves as head of its board of directors. Since 2008, the Global Leadership Program was started for students from four Jesuit universities in East Asia: Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan, Sogang University in South Korea, and Sophia University in Japan. In 2016 the University reached out to the four Jesuit junior-senior high schools in Japan, joining them in the Sophia College Corporation to help them pass on the Jesuit charism to their lay faculty through workshops and other assistance. These schools are Sophia-Fukuoka, Eiko Gakuen, Hiroshima Gakuin, and Rokko School.

Sophia's Research Institutes Division includes 11 research institutes with about 200 researchers.

  • Institute for Christian Culture
  • Institute of Global Concern (IGC)
  • Institute of Medieval Thought
  • Iberoamerican Institute
  • Linguistic Institute for International Communication
  • Institute of Comparative Culture
  • European Institute
  • Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Institute of American and Canadian Studies
  • Institute for Studies of the Global Environment
  • Institute of Media, Culture and Journalism
Sophia University

Sophia's main campus at Yotsuya is urban, consisting of roughly 25 large, modern buildings in the center of Tokyo. The majority of Sophia's 10,000 undergraduate students spend nearly all 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. In April 2006, the Faculty of Comparative Culture (FCC), which had been located at the smaller Ichigaya campus, moved to the main Yotsuya campus and changed its name to the Faculty of Liberal Arts. Nearly all of Sophia's foreign exchange and international students study at the FLA.

The Tokyo office of the Council on International Educational Exchange, the student exchange organisation, which oversees roughly half of the international students, is also based on the main Yotsuya Campus. The Shakujii (Tokyo) campus houses the Faculty of Theology. The Hadano campus in Kanagawa Prefecture is home to the Sophia Junior College, as well as a number of seminar halls and athletics complexes.

Established in 1911, the Sophia School Corporation provides administrative support to academic institutions in its higher education division and secondary school education division, managing a total of 7 schools. In 1951, the Sophia School Corporation was then established as an academic legal entity according to provisions of the Private School Law.

Academic Institutions Under the Sophia School Corporation
Higher Education Institutions Secondary Education Institutions
Sophia University Eiko Gakuen Junior and Senior High School
Sophia School of Social Welfare Rokko Junior and Senior High School
Sophia University Junior College Division Hiroshima Gakuin Junior and Senior High School
Sophia-Fukuoka Junior and Senior High School

The University has 9 undergraduate faculties with 29 departments as well as 10 graduate schools with 25 programmes. With over 14,021 students as of 2017, the University provides academic opportunities for students from Japan and overseas to study in Japan. Sophia also possesses a wide-variety of English-taught academic programmes such as those provided by the Faculty of Liberal Arts (FLA). English programmes are also provided by the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) through two programmes and the Green Science Program, provided by the Department of Materials and Life Sciences, and the Green Engineering Program, provided by the Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Photograph of the Sophia University Yotsuya Campus in Chiyoda, Tokyo.

Undergraduate Faculties and Programmes

  • Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Foreign Studies
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Global Studies
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Humanities
Sophia University Undergraduate Faculties and Departments
Faculty of Theology Faculty of Humanities Faculty of Human Sciences Faculty of Law Faculty of Economics Faculty of Foreign Studies Faculty of Global Studies Faculty of Science and Technology Faculty of Liberal Arts
Department of Theology Department of Philosophy Department of Education Department of Law Department of Economics Department of English Studies Department of Global Studies Department of Materials and Life Sciences Department of Liberal Arts
Department of History Department of Psychology Department of International Legal Studies Department of Management Department of German Studies Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department of Japanese Literature Department of Sociology Department of Legal Studies of the Global Environment Department of French Studies Department of Information and Communication Sciences
Department of English Literature Department of Social Services Department of Hispanic Studies
Department of German Literature Department of Nursing Department of Russian Studies
Department of French Literature Department of Luso-Brazilian Studies
Department of Journalism
Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures (SPSF)
Departments and Affiliated Undergraduate Faculties Years of Implementation
Department of Economics (Faculty of Economics) September 2020
Department of Education (Faculty of Human Sciences) September 2020
Department of Sociology (Faculty of Human Sciences) September 2020
Department of Global Studies (Faculty of Global Studies) September 2020
Department of Journalism (Faculty of Humanities) September 2021
Department of Management (Faculty of Economics) September 2022

Graduate Schools and Programmes

  • Graduate School of Science and Technology
  • Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
  • Graduate School of Economics
  • Graduate School of Human Sciences
  • Graduate School of Law
  • Graduate School of Theology
  • Graduate School of Applied Religious Studies
  • Graduate School of Humanities
  • Graduate School of Global Studies
  • Graduate School of Languages and Linguistics

Sophia University is a comprehensive research university with 9 undergraduate faculties with 10 graduate schools located on a single campus in Chiyoda, Tokyo. Leading higher education institutions in Japan toward globalisation and academic research, the University provides a strong international network of scholarship, attracting researchers and students from overseas to study in Japan.

As a research institution, the University established the Sophia Research Organisation (SRO) in April 2005 in order to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary and organisational research activities. The SRO possesses two research divisions: the Research Institutes Division and the Project Research Division. The University also has affiliated Research Organisations.

Simultaneously, Sophia's Centre for Research Promotion and Support provides additional support to general research activities and strengthens the a three-way collaboration initiative among industries, government, and academia. The Intellectual Property Rights Committee, established in 2005, ensures smooth collaborative support among the three individual groups and examines the inventions and intellectual properties of the researchers affiliated with Sophia University.

Sophia University Academic Research
Academic Research Support Research Institutes Division Project Research Division Affiliated Research Organisations
Sophia Research Organisation Institute for Christian Culture Nanotechnology Research Centre Kirishitan Bunko Library
Centre for Research Promotion and Support Institute for Medieval Thought Centre for Islamic Studies Monumenta Nipponica
Intellectual Property Rights Committee Iberoamerican Institute Sustainable Energy Research Centre Sophia Asia Centre for Research and Human Development
Sophia Science and Technology Liaison Office (SLO) Linguistic Institute for International Communication Research and Development Centre for CAE Technologies Applied for Next-Generation Transport Aircraft Design Institute for Grief Care
Institute of Global Concern Microwave Science Research Centre Semiconductor Research Institute
Institute of Comparative Culture Water-Scarce Society Information and Research Centre Sophia University Institute of Bioethics
European Institute Sophia Institute for Human Security Human Resource Centre for International Cooperation
Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern

Studies

Institute of International Relations
Institute of American and Canadian Studies
Institute of Media, Culture, and Journalism
Institute for Studies of the Global Environment
List of Select Research Journals/Publications and Affiliations
Research Journals/Publications Affiliations
Monumenta Nipponica
AGLOS Journal of Area-Based Global Studies Graduate School of Global Studies
コスモポリス (Cosmopolis)
Sophia Discussion Paper Series Faculty of Economics

Graduate School of Economics

Sophia Business Case Series
上智経済論集 (Sophia Economic Review)
Sophia Linguistica Sophia Linguistic Institute for International Communication
イベロアメリカ研究 (Ibero-American Studies) Ibero-American Institute
Encontros Lusófonos
ラテンアメリカ研究 (ILA: Investigaciones Latinoamericanas)
ラテンアメリカ・モノグラフ・シリーズ (LAMS: Latin American Monograph Series)
Sophia Journal of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies
Occasional Papers (Monograph Series)
SOIAS Research Paper Series Sophia Organization for Islamic Area Studies
Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus, Tokyo, Japan.
University rankings
Toyo Keizai National General 41
WE [ja] National Employment 8
NBP Greater Tokyo Reputation 4
Shimano National Selectivity SA
QS Asia
(Asian Ranking version)
General 178
THE Asia General 351-400
THE World General 1001+
QS World General 801-1000
Program rankings
Social Sciences & Humanities

LAW

BE Success NationalQualification 17
BE Pass rate NationalQualification 29
Sophia University.

There are several rankings below related to Sophia University.

University Rankings

Japan University Rankings

According to the Times Higher Education 2021 Japan University Rankings, Sophia University is ranked 18th in the nation.

Global University Rankings

According to the 2021 QS World University Rankings, Sophia University is ranked 801-1000. Its 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Ranking, which assesses universities against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), is 601-800.

Alumni Rankings

Alumni of Sophia have good employment prospects in Japanese industries. According to the Weekly Economist's 2010 rankings and the PRESIDENT's article on 2006/10/16, graduates from Sophia have the 8th best employment rate in 400 major companies, and the average graduate salary is the 6th best in Japan.

Popularity and Selectivity

Admission to Sophia is highly selective and competitive in Japan. As such it is considered one of the top private universities along with Keio University and Waseda University. Typical acceptance rate is 5%. Its entrance difficulty is considered one of the toughest along with Waseda and Keio among 730 private universities.

Sophia University has student and academic exchange agreements with 387 overseas partner universities in 81 countries. and regions as of June 2021.

Government, Politics and Society

Academia

Business

Media and literature

Others

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Sophia University
Sophia University Language Watch Edit The lead section of this article may need to be rewritten Use the lead layout guide to ensure the section follows Wikipedia s norms and is inclusive of all essential details August 2020 Learn how and when to remove this template message Sophia University also known by its Japanese name 上智大学 Jōchi Daigaku is a private research university in Japan Sophia is one of the 3 prestigious Sōkeijōchi 早慶上智 private universities a group of the top 3 private universities in Japan with the other 2 being Keio University and Waseda University 3 4 according to the Times Higher Education It is also ranked number 18 in the 2021 Times Japan University Rankings 5 Founded by the Roman Catholic religious order of the Society of Jesus in 1913 the University has grown from its 3 original academic departments of Philosophy German Literature and Commerce to 9 undergraduate Faculties and 10 Graduate Schools with over 13 900 students in total at the present moment 6 7 8 Sophia University上智大学Bringing the World TogetherLatin Universitas Sedis Sapientiae University of the Seat of Wisdom MottoLux Veritatis Latin 真理の光 Japanese Shinri no Hikari Romaji Motto in EnglishLight of TruthTypePrivate Roman Catholic Research Coeducational Higher education institutionEstablished1913FounderSociety of JesusReligious affiliationRoman Catholic Jesuit Academic affiliationsAALAU IAU IFCUChancellorFr Tsutomu Sakuma SJ 1 PresidentYoshiaki Terumichi PhD 2 Academic staff1271 522 Full time 749 Part time Administrative staff293Students13 435Undergraduates12 117Postgraduates1 153Other students165 Law Location7 1 Kioi cho Chiyoda Tokyo JapanCampusUrban Yotsuya main campus Mejiro campus Shakujii campusAlma Mater songSophiaColorsMaroon NicknameSophiansSports8 varsity teamsMascotEagle named Sophia KunWebsitewww sophia ac jp Sophia University is a member academic institution affiliated with the Sophia School Corporation which is also known in Japanese as 学校法人上智学院 Gakkō Hōjin Jōchi Gakuin As an independent academic group it helps coordinate the activities of and manages six other schools in addition to Sophia These educational institutions include Sophia University Sophia University Junior College Division Sophia School of Social Welfare Eiko Gakuen Junior and Senior High School Rokko Junior and Senior High School Hiroshima Academy Junior and Senior High School and Sophia Fukuoka Junior and Senior High School 9 Sophia shows a rapid growth since it was established and it is known for its diversity In fact the University has been a leader in the internationalisation of Japanese universities It conducts classes both in English and Japanese to welcome students from overseas such as China Korea and Europe There are international students from 77 countries and it has forged agreements with 298 overseas universities in 59 countries to encourage students joining the exchange programs with several other top universities throughout the world including Georgetown University Yale University The University of Georgia Sogang University Hong Kong University and the University of Cologne Sophia also gained national repute as the leading institution in globalisation foreign languages and literature in Japan As a prominent institution for research and higher learning in the fields of the social sciences humanities and natural sciences the University has been selected by the Japanese Ministry of Education to be one of 37 universities to receive funding for its internationalisation efforts through the Top Global University Project 10 Sophia is also nationally acclaimed for its research prowess There are many institutes and centres that support Sophia s goals in pursuing excellence in research These institutes and centres include the Sophia Asia Centre for Research and Human Development Semiconductor Research Institute the Institute of International Relations and the Institute of Media Culture and Journalism Sophia is also known for storing and maintaining centuries old texts dating back from Catholic missionaries during the period of Christian persecutions in Japan between 1617 1632 Sophia also produces research journals most notably the Monumenta Nipponica Before 1957 the university only admitted male students to degree programs but the numbers of male and female students are now more or less equal Sophia s alumni are referred to as Sophians they include the 79th Prime Minister of Japan Morihiro Hosokawa several politicians represented in the Japanese National Diet professors at various higher education institutions and even actors and musicians in the Japanese film and music industries Origins of the University Name EditThe name of the University is traced to letters of correspondence between two of the three founders of what would become Sophia University Fr James Rockliff SJ and Fr Hermann Hoffmann SJ The Japanese term 上智 higher wisdom or supreme wisdom Jōchi was the equivalent of the Latin word sapientia which means wisdom According to Catholic Church tradition the term sapientia refers to the one of the Church s devotional titles for the Blessed Virgin Mary the Seat of Wisdom When Joseph Eylenbosch SJ began teaching Greek at the University in April 1924 he taught that the Japanese term jōchi was the equivalent of the Greek term sofia sofia Afterwards the students had proposed that the school be known as Sophia University Fr Hoffmann SJ who was serving as University President at that time initially opposed the proposal However he soon accepted the idea and submitted the proposal to Rome for the approval The English language based peer reviewed academic journal Monumenta Nipponica which was first inaugurated in 1938 identified itself as being published by Sophia University The use of Sophia as the University name then became firmly established in Japan and overseas 11 History of the University EditEarly History Edit The origins of Sophia University could be traced to 1549 when Saint Francis Xavier a prominent member and co founder of the Society of Jesus arrived in Japan to spread Christianity In his letters to his fellow Jesuits he had expressed hopes of establishing a university in Japan 12 13 During the so called Kirishitan period of Japanese history the Catholic Church had been responsible for establishing and administering educational institutions in Japan called Collegios and Seminarios serving as bridges between the East and West William H O Connell had been appointed as a special ambassador of the Vatican to Japan The establishment of the University only began to take place more than 400 years from St Francis Xavier s arrival in Japan In 1903 three Jesuit priests from Europe came to Japan to continue the missionary work of the Church and to help establish Sophia University One of the founders Fr Joseph Dahlmann SJ from Germany who had come to Japan via India had listened to the requests of Catholics in the country who expressed their desires to construct a Catholic university to serve as the cultural and spiritual base of the Church s missionary operations in Japan Dahlmann heeded the requests and sent a proposal to the then Bishop of Rome Pope Pius X at the Holy See in Rome In 1905 Dahlmann was granted a private audience with the Pope who promised to assign the Society of Jesus to create and administer a Catholic university in Japan In Dahlmann s Latin memoirs regarding the encounter with Pius he recounted that he spoke as follows Habebitis collegium in Japonica magnam universitatem in English You plural will have in Japan a college that is a great university On that same year the then Bishop of Portland Maine in the United States William H O Connell was appointed by the Pope to serve as a special ambassador of the Vatican to Emperor Meiji in Japan O Connell was also tasked to survey the situation in Japan When he was granted an audience with Emperor Meiji he had ascertained the education policy directions of the Japanese Ministry of Education and reported to officials at the Holy See regarding the possible establishment of a Catholic university in Japan At the 25th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus in held in Rome in September 1906 Pius X issued a formal written statement to the Jesuits to establish a Catholic university in Japan Thus the delegates at the Congregation voted unanimously in favour of the Pope s commands and the first concrete steps were taken to prepare a university institution in the East 14 History of the University After Its Establishment Edit An academic building at Sophia University a year after its establishment Sophia University in 1945 Sophia University was founded by Jesuits in 1913 It opened with departments of German Literature Philosophy and Commerce headed by its founder Fr Hermann Hoffmann SJ 1864 1937 as its first official president 15 In 1932 a small group of Sophia University students refused to salute the war dead at Yasukuni Shrine in the presence of a Japanese military attache saying it violated their religious beliefs The military attache was withdrawn from Sophia as a result of this incident damaging the university s reputation in the eyes of the government of the Japanese Empire The Archbishop of Tokyo intervened in the standoff by permitting Catholic students to salute the war dead after which many Sophia students as well as Hermann Hoffmann himself participated in rites at Yasukuni The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples later issued the Pluries Instanterque in 1936 which encouraged Catholics to attend Shinto shrines as a patriotic gesture the Vatican re issued this document after the war in 1951 16 Sophia University continued to grow by increasing the numbers of departments faculty members and students in addition to advancing its international focus by establishing an exchange program Many of its students studied at Georgetown University in the United States as early as 1935 Sophia s junior college was established in 1973 followed by the opening of Sophia Community College in 1976 With the founding of the Faculty of Liberal Arts in 2006 Sophia University presently holds 27 departments in its eight faculties Its current president is Yoshiaki Terumichi Toshiaki Koso serves as head of its board of directors Since 2008 the Global Leadership Program was started for students from four Jesuit universities in East Asia Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan Sogang University in South Korea and Sophia University in Japan 17 In 2016 the University reached out to the four Jesuit junior senior high schools in Japan joining them in the Sophia College Corporation to help them pass on the Jesuit charism to their lay faculty through workshops and other assistance These schools are Sophia Fukuoka Eiko Gakuen Hiroshima Gakuin and Rokko School 18 Sophia s Research Institutes Division includes 11 research institutes with about 200 researchers Institute for Christian Culture Institute of Global Concern IGC Institute of Medieval Thought Iberoamerican Institute Linguistic Institute for International Communication Institute of Comparative Culture European Institute Institute of Asian African and Middle Eastern Studies Institute of American and Canadian Studies Institute for Studies of the Global Environment Institute of Media Culture and Journalism 19 Campuses Edit Sophia University Sophia s main campus at Yotsuya is urban consisting of roughly 25 large modern buildings in the center of Tokyo The majority of Sophia s 10 000 undergraduate students spend nearly all 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 In April 2006 the Faculty of Comparative Culture FCC which had been located at the smaller Ichigaya campus moved to the main Yotsuya campus and changed its name to the Faculty of Liberal Arts 20 Nearly all of Sophia s foreign exchange and international students study at the FLA The Tokyo office of the Council on International Educational Exchange the student exchange organisation which oversees roughly half of the international students is also based on the main Yotsuya Campus The Shakujii Tokyo campus houses the Faculty of Theology The Hadano campus in Kanagawa Prefecture is home to the Sophia Junior College as well as a number of seminar halls and athletics complexes 21 Sophia School Corporation EditEstablished in 1911 the Sophia School Corporation provides administrative support to academic institutions in its higher education division and secondary school education division managing a total of 7 schools In 1951 the Sophia School Corporation was then established as an academic legal entity according to provisions of the Private School Law Academic Institutions Under the Sophia School Corporation Higher Education Institutions Secondary Education InstitutionsSophia University Eiko Gakuen Junior and Senior High SchoolSophia School of Social Welfare Rokko Junior and Senior High SchoolSophia University Junior College Division Hiroshima Gakuin Junior and Senior High SchoolSophia Fukuoka Junior and Senior High SchoolAcademics EditThe University has 9 undergraduate faculties with 29 departments as well as 10 graduate schools with 25 programmes With over 14 021 students as of 2017 the University provides academic opportunities for students from Japan and overseas to study in Japan Sophia also possesses a wide variety of English taught academic programmes such as those provided by the Faculty of Liberal Arts FLA English programmes are also provided by the Faculty of Science and Technology FST through two programmes and the Green Science Program provided by the Department of Materials and Life Sciences and the Green Engineering Program provided by the Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences 22 Photograph of the Sophia University Yotsuya Campus in Chiyoda Tokyo Undergraduate Faculties and Programmes Edit Faculty of Liberal Arts Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures Faculty of Economics Faculty of Science and Technology Faculty of Foreign Studies Faculty of Law Faculty of Human Sciences Faculty of Global Studies Faculty of Theology Faculty of HumanitiesSophia University Undergraduate Faculties and Departments Faculty of Theology Faculty of Humanities Faculty of Human Sciences Faculty of Law Faculty of Economics Faculty of Foreign Studies Faculty of Global Studies Faculty of Science and Technology Faculty of Liberal ArtsDepartment of Theology Department of Philosophy Department of Education Department of Law Department of Economics Department of English Studies Department of Global Studies Department of Materials and Life Sciences Department of Liberal ArtsDepartment of History Department of Psychology Department of International Legal Studies Department of Management Department of German Studies Department of Engineering and Applied SciencesDepartment of Japanese Literature Department of Sociology Department of Legal Studies of the Global Environment Department of French Studies Department of Information and Communication SciencesDepartment of English Literature Department of Social Services Department of Hispanic StudiesDepartment of German Literature Department of Nursing Department of Russian StudiesDepartment of French Literature Department of Luso Brazilian StudiesDepartment of JournalismSophia Program for Sustainable Futures SPSF Departments and Affiliated Undergraduate Faculties Years of ImplementationDepartment of Economics Faculty of Economics September 2020Department of Education Faculty of Human Sciences September 2020Department of Sociology Faculty of Human Sciences September 2020Department of Global Studies Faculty of Global Studies September 2020Department of Journalism Faculty of Humanities September 2021Department of Management Faculty of Economics September 2022Graduate Schools and Programmes Edit Graduate School of Science and Technology Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies Graduate School of Economics Graduate School of Human Sciences Graduate School of Law Graduate School of Theology Graduate School of Applied Religious Studies Graduate School of Humanities Graduate School of Global Studies Graduate School of Languages and LinguisticsUniversity Academic Research EditSophia University is a comprehensive research university with 9 undergraduate faculties with 10 graduate schools located on a single campus in Chiyoda Tokyo Leading higher education institutions in Japan toward globalisation and academic research the University provides a strong international network of scholarship attracting researchers and students from overseas to study in Japan As a research institution the University established the Sophia Research Organisation SRO in April 2005 in order to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary and organisational research activities The SRO possesses two research divisions the Research Institutes Division and the Project Research Division The University also has affiliated Research Organisations Simultaneously Sophia s Centre for Research Promotion and Support provides additional support to general research activities and strengthens the a three way collaboration initiative among industries government and academia The Intellectual Property Rights Committee established in 2005 ensures smooth collaborative support among the three individual groups and examines the inventions and intellectual properties of the researchers affiliated with Sophia University 23 Sophia University Academic Research Academic Research Support Research Institutes Division Project Research Division Affiliated Research OrganisationsSophia Research Organisation Institute for Christian Culture Nanotechnology Research Centre Kirishitan Bunko LibraryCentre for Research Promotion and Support Institute for Medieval Thought Centre for Islamic Studies Monumenta NipponicaIntellectual Property Rights Committee Iberoamerican Institute Sustainable Energy Research Centre Sophia Asia Centre for Research and Human DevelopmentSophia Science and Technology Liaison Office SLO Linguistic Institute for International Communication Research and Development Centre for CAE Technologies Applied for Next Generation Transport Aircraft Design Institute for Grief CareInstitute of Global Concern Microwave Science Research Centre Semiconductor Research InstituteInstitute of Comparative Culture Water Scarce Society Information and Research Centre Sophia University Institute of BioethicsEuropean Institute Sophia Institute for Human Security Human Resource Centre for International CooperationInstitute of Asian African and Middle Eastern Studies Institute of International RelationsInstitute of American and Canadian StudiesInstitute of Media Culture and JournalismInstitute for Studies of the Global EnvironmentList of Select Research Journals Publications and Affiliations Research Journals Publications AffiliationsMonumenta Nipponica 24 AGLOS Journal of Area Based Global Studies 25 Graduate School of Global Studiesコスモポリス Cosmopolis 26 Sophia Discussion Paper Series 27 Faculty of Economics Graduate School of EconomicsSophia Business Case Series 28 上智経済論集 Sophia Economic Review 29 Sophia Linguistica 30 Sophia Linguistic Institute for International Communicationイベロアメリカ研究 Ibero American Studies 31 Ibero American InstituteEncontros Lusofonos 32 ラテンアメリカ研究 ILA Investigaciones Latinoamericanas 33 ラテンアメリカ モノグラフ シリーズ LAMS Latin American Monograph Series 34 Sophia Journal of Asian African and Middle Eastern Studies 35 Institute of Asian African and Middle Eastern StudiesOccasional Papers Monograph Series 36 SOIAS Research Paper Series 37 Sophia Organization for Islamic Area Studies Sophia University Yotsuya Campus Tokyo Japan Academic rankings EditUniversity rankingsToyo Keizai National 38 General41WE ja National 39 Employment8NBP Greater Tokyo 40 41 Reputation4Shimano National 42 SelectivitySAQS Asia Asian Ranking version 43 General178THE Asia 44 General351 400THE World 45 General1001 QS World 46 General801 1000Program rankings Social Sciences amp HumanitiesLAWBE Success National 47 Qualification 17BE Pass rate National 48 Qualification 29 Sophia University There are several rankings below related to Sophia University University Rankings Edit Japan University Rankings Edit According to the Times Higher Education 2021 Japan University Rankings Sophia University is ranked 18th in the nation 49 Global University Rankings Edit According to the 2021 QS World University Rankings Sophia University is ranked 801 1000 50 Its 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Ranking which assesses universities against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals UN SDGs is 601 800 51 Alumni Rankings Edit Alumni of Sophia have good employment prospects in Japanese industries According to the Weekly Economist s 2010 rankings and the PRESIDENT s article on 2006 10 16 graduates from Sophia have the 8th best employment rate in 400 major companies and the average graduate salary is the 6th best in Japan 52 53 Popularity and Selectivity Edit Admission to Sophia is highly selective and competitive in Japan As such it is considered one of the top private universities along with Keio University and Waseda University Typical acceptance rate is 5 54 Its entrance difficulty is considered one of the toughest along with Waseda and Keio among 730 private universities 55 56 57 Overseas Partner Institutions EditSophia University has student and academic exchange agreements with 387 overseas partner universities in 81 countries and regions as of June 2021 58 Notable faculty EditFather Peter Milward SJ emeritus professor of English Literature Gregory Clark former professor of economics currently a Japan Times contributor Kuniko Inoguchi former professor of law and Permanent Representative of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva Jun ichi Nishizawa electronic engineer inventor and specially appointed professor Sadako Ogata former professor of political science and former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees currently serving as President of the Japan International Cooperation AgencyNotable alumni EditGovernment Politics and Society Edit Morihiro Hosokawa 79th Prime Minister of Japan Toshitsugu Saito 65th and 66th Minister of Defense of Japan Kōichirō Genba former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Seiko Noda Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan Kuniko Inoguchi Japan s first Minister of State for Gender Equality and Social Affairs Takuya Hirai Minister for Digital Transformation of Japan Carlos Holmes Trujillo former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense of Colombia Rizal Ramli former Minister of Finance and 3rd Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia Yukari Sato economist and LDP member of the House of Representatives Shoichi Kondo DPJ member of the House of Representatives and former Senior Vice Minister of the Environment Li Linsi Chinese diplomat educator diplomatic consultant to Chiang Kai shek Mukhriz Mahathir 11th Menteri Besar of Kedah Malaysia Benigno Aquino III honorary doctorate in law 15th President of the Philippines Yoshio Maki politician Sumihiro Kuyama former Chairman Joint Inspection Unit United Nations Noboharu Yonenaga politician Seiichirō Dōkyu politician member of DPJAcademia Edit Ruben Habito associate professor at Southern Methodist University Yuya Kiuchi sport and pop culture scholar at Michigan State University Fidel Nemenzo mathematician chancellor of University of the Philippines Diliman Junko Shigemitsu theoretical physicist emerita professor at Ohio State University Kyouichi Tachikawa historian Takayuki Tatsumi American literature scholar at Keio University Dominique Turpin Dean amp President of IMD Switzerland Shōichi Watanabe English scholarBusiness Edit Hassan Jameel Saudi businessman Johnny Kitagawa founder and CEO of Johnny amp Associates Shawn Layden President amp CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America Peer Schneider Co founder and SVP Publisher at IGN Entertainment Shuzo Shiota CEO and president of Polygon PicturesMedia and literature Edit Jake Adelstein journalist consultant and author of Tokyo Vice Beni Arashiro singer Yoshitaka Asama screenwriter and film director Vernon Grant first American cartoonist to introduce manga concepts to English language readers Boye Lafayette De Mente author on Japanese culture 54 Kōichi Mashimo anime director founder of studio Bee Train Yuriko Nishiyama manga writer including Harlem Beat Maureen Wartski author including A Boat to Nowhere and Yuri s Brush with Magic Robert Whiting author on Japanese culture including The Chrysanthemum and the Bat and You Gotta Have Wa about Japanese baseball Yuki Yamato Japanese screenwriter and director Tadatoshi Fujimaki Manga artist and creator of Kuroko s BasketballOthers Edit Agnes Chan singer and ambassador of the Japan Committee for UNICEF Kurara Chibana Miss Japan 2006 and 1st Runner up at Miss Universe 2006 Tina Chow model and jewellery designer 59 Bruce Frantzis Taoist Master USA Yu Hayami actress singer Sumire Uesaka anime voice actress Carrie Ann Inaba American dancer choreographer actress and singer Hisashi Inoue author Maiko Itai Miss Universe Japan 2010 winner Crystal Kay singer Stephen Kim Sou hwan Korean Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Seoul Peter Shirayanagi Japanese Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Tokyo Saori Kumi author Alan Merrill a 1960s Group Sounds pioneer gaijin tarento and later composer of the classic song I Love Rock N Roll Osamu Mizutani high school teacher famous for his book Yomawari Sensei and his efforts to redress delinquents Father Adolfo Nicolas S J Superior General of the Society of Jesus Hikaru Nishida actress Japanese drama Judy Ongg singer actor Zomahoun Idossou Rufin a gaijin tarento philanthropist and diplomat who has been Benin s Ambassador to Japan and the Philippines Emyli singer George Takei Japanese American actor most famous for his role as Star Trek s Mr Sulu Tadashi Yamamoto Founder of the Japan Center for International Exchange and the Shimoda Conference Michelle van Eimeren Miss Universe Australia 1994See also EditEducation in Japan Catholic Education Japanese Educational System History of the Catholic Church in Japan List of Jesuit sites Society of Jesus Jesuits in Japan Catholic Church in Japan Christianity in Japan List of Jesuit Educational InstitutionsReferences Edit https www sophia ac jp eng news 2018 0402news html https www sophia ac jp eng news 2016 1117001 html Bothwell Ellie 24 March 2020 Japan University Rankings 2020 results announced Times Higher Education United Kingdom Times Higher Education Retrieved 11 April 2020 Best private universities in Japan Times Higher Education United Kingdom Times Higher Education 24 March 2020 Retrieved 11 April 2020 Sophia University Times Higher Education THE 2021 05 21 Retrieved 2021 06 05 Sophia University Graduate Students 上智大学大学院学生数 PDF Sophia University Chiyoda Tokyo Japan Sophia University 2018 Retrieved 13 March 2020 Sophia University Undergraduate Students 上智大学学部学生数 PDF Sophia University Chiyoda Tokyo Japan Sophia University 2018 Retrieved 13 March 2020 History of Sophia University Arrival of St Francis Xavier 1967 Sophia University Chiyoda Tokyo Japan Sophia University Retrieved 13 March 2020 Sophia School Corporation www sophia sc jp Retrieved 2021 04 08 Top Global University Project Japan Top Global University Project Japan Chiyoda Tokyo Japan Ministry of Education Culture Sports Science and Technology Retrieved 11 April 2020 Origins of the school name the school emblem and school flag the school colors and school song No 41 PDF Sophia University Chiyoda Tokyo Japan Sophia University April 2016 Retrieved 11 April 2020 Arrival of St Francis Xavier 1967 Sophia University Chiyoda Tokyo Japan Sophia University Retrieved 11 April 2020 Saint Francis Xavier and the Roots of Christianity in Japan Nippon com Minato Tokyo Japan Nippon Communications Foundation 27 August 2015 Retrieved 11 April 2020 Luhmer SJ Klaus The Society of Jesus and the founding of Sophia University Sophia University Chiyoda Tokyo Japan Sophia University Retrieved 11 April 2020 Hoffman Breen John 1 March 2010 Popes Bishops and War Criminals reflections on Catholics and Yasukuni in post war Japan The Asia Pacific Journal Japan Focus Retrieved 15 January 2014 Profile hompi sogang ac kr accessed 22 September 2014 日本管区 イエズス会日本管区 The Society of Jesus Japan Province www jesuits japan org in Japanese Retrieved 2017 08 16 Research Institutes Division Sophia University Retrieved 4 May 2018 FLA Retrieved October 13 2015 Hadano Sophia University www sophia ac jp Retrieved 2021 04 23 Sophia University a Japanese university with a global mission PDF Sophia University Chiyoda Tokyo Japan Sophia University April 2018 pp 1 25 Retrieved 11 April 2020 Sophia University 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Japanese Toyo Keizai 2010 Retrieved April 29 2011 Employment rate in 400 major companies rankings in Japanese Weekly Economist 2011 Retrieved April 29 2011 Nikkei BP Brand rankings of Japanese universities in Japanese Nikkei Business Publications 2010 Retrieved April 29 2011 Nikkei BP Brand rankings of Japanese universities in Japanese Nikkei Business Publications 2009 Retrieved April 29 2011 GBUDU University Rankings in Japanese YELL books 2009 Retrieved April 29 2011 QS Asian University Rankings QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited 2016 Retrieved September 24 2017 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings Times Higher Education 2017 Retrieved September 24 2017 THE World University Rankings Times Higher Education 2018 Retrieved September 24 2017 QS World University Rankings QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited 2018 Retrieved September 24 2017 Bar Exam Successful Applicants rankings in Japanese Shikaku Seek 2010 Retrieved May 11 2011 Bar Exam Pass rate rankings in Japanese Shikaku Seek 2010 Retrieved May 11 2011 Sophia University Times Higher Education THE 2021 05 21 Retrieved 2021 06 05 Sophia University Top Universities Retrieved 2021 06 05 Sophia University Times Higher Education THE 2021 05 21 Retrieved 2021 06 05 Employment rate in 400 major companies rankings in Japanese Weekly Economist 2011 Retrieved April 29 2011 http hensachi ranking seesaa net article 26733115 html more http www sophia ac jp jpn admissions gakubu ad gakubu news 110117 2011ippan syutuganjyokyo National and Public universities apply different kind of exams so it s only comparable between universities in a same category e g Yoyogi seminar published Hensachi the indication showing the entrance difficulties by prep schools rankings http www yozemi ac jp rank gakubu index html Japanese journalist Kiyoshi Shimano ranks its entrance difficulty as SA most selective out of 11 scales in Japan 危ない大学 消える大学 2012年版 in Japanese YELL books 2011 ASIN 4753930181 上智大学は2020年4月1日現在 77 国 地域の374大学と協力に関する覚書 MOU や交換留学協定を締結しています Sophia University Chiyoda Tokyo Japan Sophia University April 2020 Retrieved 11 April 2020 Lambert Bruce January 26 1992 Bettina L Chow Model and Designer Dies at 41 nytimes com External links EditSophia University Homepage in Japanese Sophia University Homepage in English Sophia University Old Homepage in English Sophia University Faculty of Liberal Arts FLA Homepage English only Sophia University Faculty of Economics Homepage Japanese and English Sophia University Graduate School of Global Studies Japanese and English Sophia University Faculty Graduate School of Science and Technology Japanese and English Coordinates 35 41 03 N 139 43 55 E 35 68417 N 139 73194 E 35 68417 139 73194 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Sophia University amp oldid 1050789664, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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