Nara Women's University

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Nara Women's University
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The NWU, Memorial Hall
Established 1908
Type Public (National)
President Kenji Kume
Undergraduates about 2,200
Postgraduates about 640
Location Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan
Website Nara Women's University
The NWU, main entrance

Nara Women's University (Japanese: 奈良女子大学 Nara joshi daigaku), is one of two national women's universities in Japan, located in Nara.[1] The other one is the Ochanomizu University.

Overview[edit]

Nara Women's University was originally created in 1908 with the aim of training women teachers for ordinary schools, later to be reorganized and renamed with its current name in 1949. Until 1949 there were only two women's imperial quasi-universities in Japan, the Ochanomizu University and Nara Women's University.

Nara Women's University was formerly called "Nara joshi kōtō shihan gakkō (奈良女子高等師範学校?, Nara advanced teachers college for women) .

Faculties[edit]

As of 2013, the university has three faculties, which are:

  • the Faculty of Letters
  • the Faculty of Science
  • the Faculty of Human Life and Environment

Graduate School[edit]

As of 2013, the university has two graduate programs, which are:

  • Master's Course of Humanities and Sciences
  • Doctoral Course of Humanities and Sciences

Buildings[edit]

The following buildings on the university's campus are designated Important Cultural Properties:

  • the Memorial Hall (formerly the main hall)
  • the Main Gate

References[edit]

  1. ^ For more about the legal status of "national universities" in Japan, see also Japanese national universities as well as provided materials and links therein.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°41′17″N 135°49′41″E / 34.68806°N 135.82806°E / 34.68806; 135.82806