Kwassui Women's University

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Kwassui Women's University (活水女子大学, Kassui Joshi Daigaku) is a private women's university in Nagasaki, Japan. It enrolls approximately 1,300 students and has exchange agreements with 28 universities in 8 countries.[1]

Schools and facultiesEdit

As of 2014, the university had a Graduate School (for English Literature and Language); a Faculty of Humanities (Departments of English, Contemporary Japanese Culture, and Human Relations); a Faculty of Music (Departments of Music Performance and Applied Music); a Faculty of Wellness Studies (Departments of Nutritional Health, Design and Science for Human Life, and Child Development and Education); and a Faculty of Nursing (Department of Nursing).[2]


Kwassui Women's University is operated by an education foundation, Kwassui Gakuin, which also runs Kwassui Junior High School and Kwassui High School.


The university's predecessor, Kwassui Girls' School, was founded by an American Methodist missionary, Elizabeth Russell, in 1879.[3] It was recognized as Kwassui Women's College in 1919.

In 1950, under the new education system, it became Kwassui Women's Junior College. The university was established in 1981 and the graduate school in 1991.[1] The name Kwassui Women's College remained in use until September 2010.


  1. ^ a b "Kwassui Women's University". Japan Student Services Organization. Retrieved 2014-09-18.
  2. ^ "Kwassui Women's University". Kwassui Women's University. Retrieved 2014-09-18.
  3. ^ Windolf, Paul; Francisco Ramirze (1989). Expansion and Structural Change: Higher Education in Germany, the United States, and Japan, 1870-1990. Contemporary Sociology. Vol. 27, No. 2.

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Coordinates: 32°44′20″N 129°52′24″E / 32.7388°N 129.8734°E / 32.7388; 129.8734