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Ryukoku University
龍谷大学
Omiya Campus in January 2017
TypePrivate
Established1639
Students20,200
Location,
Japan
CampusUrban
WebsiteOfficial website
Fukakusa campus
Fukakusa campus
Jushinkan in Seta 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 priests 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]

Notable alumni

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See also

References

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

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