Meiji University

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Meiji University
明治大学
Meiji Mark.jpg
Motto 権利自由、独立自治
Motto in English Rights, Liberty, Independence and Self-government
Established 1881
Type Private
President Hiromi Naya
Location Chiyoda, Suginami, Kawasaki, Tokyo and Kanagawa,  Japan
Campus Urban
Mascot Meijirō (official)
Website meiji.ac.jp
Meiji University School House (Liberty Tower)

Meiji University (明治大学 Meiji daigaku?) is a private university in Tokyo and Kawasaki, founded in 1881 by three lawyers of the Meiji era, Kishimoto Tatsuo, Miyagi Kōzō, and Yashiro Misao. It is one of the largest and most prestigious Japanese universities in Tokyo, Japan.

The University has nine faculties with total of around 33,000 students on three campuses in Ochanomizu in Chiyoda, Tokyo; the Izumi neighborhood of Suginami-ku, Tokyo; and the Ikuta neighborhood of Tama-ku, Kawasaki. The university is one of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's thirteen "Global 30" Project universities.[1]

Organization[edit]

Meiji University Museum (Department of Archaeology).

Undergraduate schools[edit]

  • School of Law
    • Department of Law
  • School of Commerce
    • Department of Commerce
  • School of Political Science and Economics
    • Department of Political Science
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Regional Administration
  • School of Arts and Letters
    • Department of Literature
    • Department of History and Geography
    • Department of Social Psychology
  • School of Science and Technology
    • Department of Electrical Engineering
    • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Precision Engineering
    • Department of Architecture
    • Department of Industrial Chemistry
    • Department of Information Science
    • Department of Mathematics
    • Department of Physics
  • School of Agriculture
    • Department of Agriculture
    • Department of Agricultural Economics
    • Department of Agricultural Chemistry
    • Department of Life Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
    • Department of Business Administration
    • Department of Accounting
    • Department of Business and Culture
  • School of Information and Communication
    • Department of Information and Communication
  • School of Global Japanese Studies
    • Department of Global Japanese Studies

Graduate schools[edit]

  • Graduate School of Law
  • Graduate School of Commerce
  • Graduate School of Political Science and Economics
  • Graduate School of Business Administration
  • Graduate School of Arts and Letters
  • Graduate School of Science and Technology
  • Graduate School of Agriculture
  • Graduate School of Governance Studies
  • Graduate School of Global Business
  • Graduate School of Professional Accountancy

Law school[edit]

  • Department of Law

Campus life[edit]

Meiji University's baseball team belongs to the Tokyo Big Six league. Every year rugby union and baseball matches Meisōsen (明早戦) against Waseda University attract support among its students. It also has a successful judo team.[2]

The university announced on February 26, 2009, that it would open a museum dedicated to anime and manga.[3] It will include international research centers hosting Japanese and international scholars as well as a large quality of artifacts on the subject.

Academic rankings[edit]

University rankings (overall)
Toyo Keizai National[4] General 26
WE National[5] Employment 35
NBP Greater Tokyo[6][7] Reputation 8
Shimano National[8] Selectivity A1
University rankings (by subject)
Social Sciences & Humanities

LAW

BE Success National[9] Qualification 6
BE Pass rate National[10] Qualification 20

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

Eduni MBA National[11] General 13
Eduni MBA World[12] General 519
CPA Success National[13] Qualification 5
Natural Sciences & Technology

ARCHITECTURE

ARE Success National[14] Qualification 9

Meiji University is one of the leading universities in Japan.

General Rankings[edit]

The university has been ranked 19th and 26th in 2009 and 2010 respectively in the ranking "Truly Strong Universities" (本当に強い大学) by Toyo Keizai.[4]

Research performance[edit]

The Nikkei Shimbun on 16 February 2004 surveyed about the research standards in engineering studies based on Thomson Reuters, Grants in Aid for Scientific Research and questionnaires to heads of 93 leading Japanese Research Centers, and Meiji was placed 37th in this ranking.[15]

Meiji has filed the 62nd highest number of patents in the nation as its research outcomes.[16]

Graduate school rankings[edit]

Meiji Law School is considered as one of the top Japanese law schools, as Meiji's number of successful candidates for Japanese bar examination has been 14th and 20th in 2009 and 2010 respectively.[17] It is one of the strongest department in this university as the cumulative number of people qualified as lawyer and prosecutor has been historically 6th after WW2.[18]

Eduniversal ranked Meiji as 4th in the rankings of "Excellent Business Schools nationally strong and/or with continental links" in Japan.[19]

Alumni rankings[edit]

Graduates from Meiji enjoy good success in the Japanese industries.

According to the Weekly Economist's 2010 rankings, graduates from Meiji University have the 35th best employment rate in 400 major companies[20]

The university is also ranked 6th in Japan for the number of alumni holding the position of executive in the listed companies of Japan, and this number per student (probability of becoming an executive) is 25th.[21][22]

Meiji graduates have been ranked 5th in Japan in the number of successful national CPA exam applicants.[13] Its graduates have been also ranked 9th in Japan in the number of successful Architect Registration exam applicants.[14]

Furthermore, the number of Members of Parliament who graduated Meiji is 6th in Japan.[23]

Popularity and selectivity[edit]

Meiji is a popular university in Japan. The number of applicants per place was 24.9 (113,905/4,582) in the 2011 undergraduate admissions, this number of applicants (113,905) was largest in 2011.[24][25] Its entrance difficulty is also very selective.[26][27]

Alumni[edit]

Politics[edit]

Prime Ministers[edit]

Other politicians[edit]

Others[edit]

Sister Universities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uni.international.mext.go.jp/university_list/Index/
  2. ^ Takahiko Ishikawa, Donn F. Draeger (1999). Judo Training Methods. Tuttle Publishing. p. 24. 
  3. ^ David McNeill, "A Scholarly Home for Manga," Chronicle of Higher Education. ("To continue reading this premium article [beyond the first 2½ sentences], you must have a Chronicle account AND a subscription or an online pass.")
  4. ^ a b "Truly Strong Universities" (in Japanese). Toyo Keizai. 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Employment rate in 400 major companies rankings" (in Japanese). Weekly Economist. 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Nikkei BP Brand rankings of Japanese universities" (in Japanese). Nikkei Business Publications. 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Nikkei BP Brand rankings of Japanese universities" (in Japanese). Nikkei Business Publications. 2009. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ "GBUDU University Rankings" (in Japanese). YELL books. 2009. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Bar Exam Successful Applicants rankings" (in Japanese). Shikaku Seek. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Bar Exam Pass rate rankings" (in Japanese). Shikaku Seek. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Business School Ranking in Japan". Eduniversal. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ "University and business school ranking in 5 palms (Top100)". Eduniversal. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
    "University and business school ranking in 4 palms (Top101-300)". Eduniversal. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
    "University and business school ranking in 3 palms (Top301-696)". Eduniversal. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
    "University and business school ranking in 2 palms (Top697-896)". Eduniversal. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "CPA Successful Applicants rankings" (in Japanese). Yutaka Honkawa. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "Architects Registration Exam Successful Applicants rankings" (in Japanese). Shikaku Seek. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  15. ^ http://homepage3.nifty.com/katu-kobayashi/doppo/kougaku_kennkyu.htm
  16. ^ http://www.jpo.go.jp/shiryou/toushin/nenji/nenpou2010/toukei/2-13.pdf
  17. ^ http://laws.shikakuseek.com/data/2010data-2.html
  18. ^ http://univrank.blog.shinobi.jp/Entry/240/
  19. ^ http://www.eduniversal-ranking.com/business-school-university-ranking-in-japan.html
  20. ^ http://www2.ttcn.ne.jp/honkawa/3865.html
  21. ^ "出身大学別上場企業役員数ランキング" (in Japanese). 大学ranking.net. 
  22. ^ "出身大学別上場企業役員数ランキング" (in Japanese). 大学ranking.net. 
  23. ^ http://univranking.schoolbus.jp/00000277.htm
  24. ^ http://www.meiji.ac.jp/exam/data/nikkei.pdf
  25. ^ http://www.yozemi.ac.jp/nyushi/data/11/shutsugan_s/pdf/shigansha30.pdf
  26. ^ 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
  27. ^ Japanese journalist Kiyoshi Shimano ranks its entrance difficulty as A1 (2nd most selective/out of 10 scales) in Japan. "危ない大学・消える大学 2012年版" (in Japanese). YELL books. 2011. 
  28. ^ Awarded an honorary Bachelor of Science in engineering in 2004, 34 years after he dropped out to pursue his career in entertainment.[citation needed]
  29. ^ Chris, Greening. "Motoi Sakuraba Profile". Game Music Online. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

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