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About D.W.C.L.A. Message from the President

Message from the President

Tradition of over 140 years and education to build the future.
To foster autonomy and form women who are active in society.

President Tsuyoshi Iida

Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts is a comprehensive women's university with 6 faculties 11 departments based on the teaching philosophy of "Christianity", "Internationalism" and "Liberal arts". With the “Girls' School” opened in 1876 as the foundation, we have construction a tradition that spans over 140 years and have nurtured women who can contribute to the creation of a richer society. Furthermore, to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding our university, we have set up an activity policy of "Vision 150" and are developing activities for "nurturing persons who can improve the 21st century society from the viewpoint of women". As one of these, "Learning Commons", a new learning space, was born in 2017 at the Imadegawa Campus and in 2018 at the Kyotanabe Campus. Students develop projects with faculty while demonstrating leadership, and the opportunities for output are expanding outside of the university. In addition, Migiwa Dormitory was renovated in 2019, and a new dormitory built next to the Kyotanabe Campus was opened in 2020, providing a more comfortable and secure living environment. We also provide living support for better learning.

Thus, the university features an environment in which each student acts independently to cultivate learning that can be used in society.

To women with rich humanity and intelligence who will form the next generation.

This place of learning will provide a boost to take a new step forward.

President of Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts Tsuyoshi Iida