Himeji Dokkyo University

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Himeji Dokkyo University
Type Private
Established 1881, chartered as a university in 1986
Location Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan
Website Official website

Himeji Dokkyo University (姫路獨協大学 Himeji dokkyō daigaku?) is a private university in Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1881, and it was chartered as a university in 1986. It has a large number of international students relative to other Japanese universities, and is most known for the strength of its foreign studies program. It is a sister university of Dokkyo University in Tokyo.

The first faculties were the Faculty of Foreign Languages, the Faculty of Law. In 1989, the faculty of Econo-informatics was founded, and in 2006 faculties of Medicine, Health and Physical Therapy were started.

The Japanese foundation University Accreditation Association, according to a 2010 university evaluation and accreditation, has certified the university as being in conformity with Japanese university standards.[1]

On May 26, 2010, the decision was taken to stop accepting new student applications to the graduate law school, which was opened in April 2006. No students passed the entrance exam.[2]


Some staff at Himeji Dokkyo University are represented by the General Union, a member of the National Union of General Workers (NUGW), which is itself a member of the National Trade Union Council (Zenrokyo).[3]

Critical Language Scholarship Program, Japan, 2013 site[edit]

In 2013, Himeji Dokkyo University was chosen as the partner site for the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. Approximately thirty students live in a Himeji business hotel and attend 20 hours of per week language instruction at the University for the summer.[4] [5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.juaa.or.jp/images/accreditation/pdf/result/university/2010/himejidokkyo.pdf
  2. ^ http://sankei.jp.msn.com/affairs/trial/100527/trl1005270201000-n1.htm
  3. ^ General Union website GU eNews Retrieved on June 6, 2012
  4. ^ http://clscholarship.org/lang_2013_japanese_himeji_japan.php
  5. ^ http://dervlainjapan.wordpress.com

Coordinates: 34°52′20″N 134°41′22″E / 34.87222°N 134.68944°E / 34.87222; 134.68944