Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts

Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts was established in Kyoto in 1876 by Joseph Hardy Neesima, the founder of Doshisha; his wife, Yae Neesima; Alice J. Starkweather, an American missionary; and others. Dedicated to core principles of Christianity, internationalism, and liberal arts, the college has a history of constant innovation. It has grown to include ten departments in five faculties and four graduate schools on two campuses in Kyotanabe and Imadegawa. Total enrollment is currently approximately 6,500 students.