University of the Sacred Heart (Japan)

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University of the Sacred Heart
Motto Ubi caritas, ibi Deus
Established 1916/1948
Type Private
Academic staff
Undergraduates 2,000
Postgraduates 100
Location Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Campus Urban
Affiliations Society of the Sacred Heart

The University of the Sacred Heart (聖心女子大学 Seishin Joshi Daigaku?) is a Japanese private women's university located in Hiroo, Shibuya, Tokyo.

It was established in 1916 as a special school (senmon gakkō) by the Society of the Sacred Heart. It became a university in 1948 and is one of the oldest women's universities in Japan.


The University has one faculty of Liberal Arts, with the following departments:

  • Department of English Language and Literature
  • Department of Japanese Language and Literature
  • Department of History and Social Sciences
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Education

It also has a graduate school of arts offering master's degrees and doctorates in these subjects.

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Japanese Beauty Queen in Storm Over Sex Slaves Remarks". The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 

Coordinates: 35°39′5.3″N 139°43′12.1″E / 35.651472°N 139.720028°E / 35.651472; 139.720028