Founding Spirit

Since its founding, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts has been pursuing educational and research activities with Christianity, Internationalism, and Liberal Arts as the core of our educational philosophy.



Learn and live not just for yourself, but for others.

Since its founding, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts has upheld its principles of the spirt of love and freedom, based on the teachings of Christianity. Learning to establish oneself is deepened by cultivating a love for those around you, and a service to others. We aim to cultivate women who can freely and independently practice love for others, and who can become the “salt of the earth, light of the world” in society, regardless of their own interests.

From the Division of Religious Affairs


Establish a global view, work on the coexistence of humanity

Based on his experiences in Europe and the United States, Joseph Hardy Neesima recognized the importance of cultivating the ability to objectively observe and analyze history and events from a global perspective, not just that of one country, and put that into practice in his teachings. The origin of internationalism education is to look at the world from a global perspective and explore the path of coexistence while transcending differences in religion, culture, language, and ethnicity.

Internationalism Program

Liberal Arts

Nurturing Humans

Liberal arts origins can be found in medieval Europe, as intellectuals studied the seven fields of grammar, ethics, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. This goes back to the basis for cultivating the perspectives of humanity and the world. This educational policy was subsequently traditionally adopted in the west. Since our foundation, we have cultivated a broad perspective by acquiring knowledge and skills in specialized fields as well as learning in various fields, and with liberal arts as the pillar of education, we nurture women who have the ability to comprehend the essence of things, and contribute to the creation of an abundant world.

Learning System

Our college’s English name is the Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts (D.W.C.L.A.),
in order to express the tradition of liberal arts in the university name.

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