Ryukoku University

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Ryukoku University
170128 Ryukoku University Omiya Campus Kyoto Japan01s3.jpg
Omiya Campus in January 2017
Type Private
Established 1639
Students 20,200
Location Kyoto, Japan
Campus Urban
Website Official website
Fukakusa campus
Jushinkan in Seta campus

Ryukoku University (龍谷大学, Ryūkoku Daigaku) is a private university in Kyoto, Japan.

It was founded as a school for Buddhist monks of the Nishi Hongan-ji denomination in 1639, and became a secularized university in 1876. The university's professors and students founded the literary magazine Chūōkōron in 1887. It has three campuses: Fukakusa and Omiya in Kyoto; and Seta in Shiga prefecture. Its campuses are smoke-free.[1]

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  1. ^ Ryūkoku University Mission Statement ryukoku.ac.jp

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Coordinates: 34°57′50″N 135°46′0″E / 34.96389°N 135.76667°E / 34.96389; 135.76667