Komazawa University

Komazawa University (駒沢大學, Komazawa Daigaku), abbreviated as 駒大 Komadai, is one of the oldest universities in Japan. Its history starts in 1592, when a seminary was established to be a center of learning for the young monks of the Sōtō sect, one of the two main Zen Buddhist traditions in Japan.

Komazawa University
駒沢大學
MottoTruth, Sincerity, Respect, and Love (信誠敬愛)
TypePrivate
Established1592
PresidentHIROSE, Ryoko
Administrative staff
600
Undergraduates16,000
Postgraduates250
Location, ,
CampusUrban
Member ofSetagaya 6 Universities consortium
Colorsbluish-purple
Websitewww.komazawa-u.ac.jp

The university in Tokyo campus comprises eight faculties and 22 departments with a total of around 16,000 students. Also for students who wish to pursue advanced studies, each department has a graduate school except the Department of Radiological Sciences. It also has seven research institutes and a Museum of Zen Buddhist Culture.

Education and research


History

In brief

Chronology

Basic information

Location

  • Komazawa campus: Komazawa 1-23-1, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to (東京都世田谷区駒沢1-23-1)
    This campus is next to the stadium of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
  • Futakotamagawa campus: Unane 1-1-1, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to (東京都世田谷区宇奈根1-1-1)
  • Fukasawa campus: Fukasawa 6-8-18, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to (東京都世田谷区深沢6-8-18)

Education and research

Departments

  • Buddhist Studies
    • Zen Buddhist Studies
    • Buddhist Studies
  • Literature
    • Japanese Literature
    • English and American Literature
    • Geography
      • Area and Culture Studies
      • Environmental Science
    • History
      • Japanese History
      • Foreign History
      • Archaeology
    • Philosophy
    • Sociology
      • Sociology
      • Social Welfare
  • Economics
    • Economics
    • Commerce
    • Applied Economics
  • Law
    • Law
    • Political Science
  • Business Administration
    • Business Administration
    • Marketing Management
  • Health Sciences
    • Radiological Sciences
  • Global Media Studies
    • Global Media

Graduate programs

  • Arts and Sciences
    • Buddhist Studies
    • Japanese literature
    • English and American Literature
    • Geography
    • History
      • Japanese History
      • European History
      • History of East Asia
      • Archaeology
    • Sociology
    • Psychology
      • Psychology
      • Certified Clinical Psychology
  • Economics
  • Commerce
  • Law
    • Public Law
    • Private Law
  • Business Administration
  • Health Sciences
    • Radiological Sciences

Professional graduate programs

  • Judicial Studies (Law school)

Affiliated facilities

Institute

  • Zen Institute
  • Institute for Comparative Buddhist Literature
  • Institute of Zen Buddhism and Economics
  • Research Institute for Applied Geography
  • Institute of Legal Research
  • Research Institute for Accounting
  • Institute of Mass Communication

Facilities

Campuses

  • Komazawa campus
    • 246 Kaikan
    • Community Care Center
  • Futakotamagawa campus
  • Fukasawa campus

Museum

  • Museum of Zen Culture

Presidents

Notable alumni

External relations

International exchanges

Agreements with other universities

  • Participant in the Setagaya 6 Universities

Sister schools

They were also established by Soto sect.

Affiliated schools

See also

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