University of the Sacred Heart (Japan)

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University of the Sacred Heart
Motto Ubi caritas, ibi Deus
Type Catholic
Established 1916/1948
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