Aichi University

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Aichi University
Memorial Hall (formerly the main building)
Memorial Hall (formerly the main building)
Established 1901 (1901)
Type Private
Academic staff 281 (2012) [1]
Admin. staff 148 (2012) [1]
Undergraduates 9,612 (2012) [2]
Postgraduates 56 (2012) [2]
Doctoral students 34 (2012) [2]
Other students 106 (2012) [2]
Location Nagoya and Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan
Coordinates: 34°44′25″N 137°23′12″E / 34.7403782°N 137.3866081°E / 34.7403782; 137.3866081
Campus Urban
Colors Navy     
Nickname あいだい (aidai?)
Website Aichi University

Aichi University (愛知大学 Aichi Daigaku?) is a private university in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Its campuses are located in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Toyohashi and Higashi-ku, Nagoya.


The school was founded in 1901, and was chartered as a university in 1946. Its predecessor was the East Asian University of Literature (東亜同文書院大学 Tōa Dōbunshoin Daigaku?), an overseas Japanese university, founded in the Hong Qiao (虹桥) District of Shanghai during the Qing Dynasty by Konoe Atsumaro.[3] At the end of World War II, the school faced closure. Its spiritual successor, Aichi University, was established in Toyohashi, Japan by staff and students who had previously been based at the East Asian University of Literature. The school produced numerous leaders who took part in China's modernisation process in the early 20th century, with financial and intellectual support from Japan.[3]


  • 1901: Toa Dobunshoin is established in Shanghai, China by Konoe Atsumaro.[4]
  • 1939: Toa Dobunshoin is promoted to university status.[4]
  • 1945: Toa Dobunshoin University closes in the wake of Japan's defeat in World War II.[4]
  • 1946: Aichi University is established as an old-style university by teaching staff and students of the now defunct Toa Dobunshoin University.[4]
  • 1947: Toyohashi campus opens. Faculty of Law and Economics is established.[4]
  • 1949: Chartered as a new-style university. Faculty of Letters is established.[4]
  • 1951: Kurumamichi campus opens. Community Research Institute is established at the Toyohashi campus.[4]
  • 1959: Women's Junior College is established.[4]
  • 1968: First edition of Aichi University's "Comprehensive Chinese-Japanese Dictionary" is published, the first ever comprehensive Chinese-Japanese dictionary.[5]
  • 1988: Nagoya campus opens in Miyoshi, Aichi.[4]
  • 1989: The Faculty of Economics and Law is reorganized. The Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Business Administration are established in its place.[4]
  • 1997: Faculty of Modern Chinese Studies is established.[4]
  • 1998: Faculty of International Communication is established.[4]
  • 2004: Kurumamichi campus is rebuilt. Graduate School of Law is established.[4]
  • 2006: Confucius Institute is established at Aichi University. Graduate School of Accounting is established.[4]
  • 2011: Faculty of Regional Policy is established.[4]
  • 2012: New Nagoya campus is opened in the Sasashima Live 24 District by Nagoya Station.[4] Miyoshi, Aichi campus closes. University headquarters and Graduate School moved to Kurumamichi campus.[4] Faculty of Modern Chinese Studies is selected by MEXT as one of 43 universities to receive funding for the Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development (Type B).[6]


Undergraduate Programs[edit]

  • Faculty of Law (Department of Law)
  • Faculty of Modern Chinese Studies (Department of Modern Chinese Studies)
  • Faculty of Economics (Department of Economics)
  • Faculty of Business Administration (Department of Business Administration; Department of Accounting and Finance)
  • Faculty of International Communication (Department of English Studies; Department of Comparative Culture)
  • Faculty of Letters (Department of Humanities and Sociology)
  • Faculty of Regional Policy (Department of Regional Policy)

Graduate Programs[edit]

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Chinese Studies
  • Department of International Communication
  • Department of Humanities
  • Graduate School of Law
  • Graduate School of Accounting

Research Centers[edit]

  • Institute of International Affairs
  • Managerial Research Institute
  • Comprehensive Chinese-Japanese Dictionary Editorial Center
  • International Center for Chinese Studies
  • Community Research Institute
  • Research Institute of Industry in Chubu District
  • Toa Dobunshoin University Memorial Center
  • San-En-Nanshin Center for Regional Cooperation


  1. ^ a b "数字で見る愛知大学 > 教職員数". 
  2. ^ a b c d "数字で見る愛知大学 > 学生数". 
  3. ^ a b "History of Aichi University". Aichi University. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Aichi University Daigaku Annai 2013
  5. ^ "愛知大学中日大辞典編纂所とは". Aichi University. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Selection for the FY2012 Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development" (PDF). Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 

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