Ryukoku University

Ryukoku University (龍谷大学, Ryūkoku Daigaku) is a private university in Kyoto, Japan.

Ryukoku University
龍谷大学
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Omiya Campus in January 2017
TypePrivate
Established1639
Students20,200
Location,
Japan
CampusUrban
WebsiteOfficial website
Fukakusa campus
Jushinkan in Seta campus

It was founded as a school for Buddhist monks of the Nishi Hongan-ji denomination in 1639, and became a secularized university in 1876. The university's professors and students founded the literary magazine Chūōkōron in 1887. It has three campuses: Fukakusa and Omiya in Kyoto; and Seta in Shiga prefecture. Its campuses are smoke-free.[1]

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  1. ^ Ryūkoku University Mission Statement ryukoku.ac.jp

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Coordinates: 34°57′50″N 135°46′0″E / 34.96389°N 135.76667°E / 34.96389; 135.76667