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Ritsumeikan University
Kyoto, Japan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Sem 2 & Sem 1,
Semester 1,
Semester 2
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Restrictions: UoM applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Type:
Agreement Type:
Graduate, Undergraduate
Language of Instruction:
English (limited classes in some areas), Japanese
Sem 1, 2019
Anticipated Places
Program Description:

Ritsumeikan UniversityRitsumeikan

Ritsumeikan University, Ritsumeikan Daigaku, abbreviated to Rits or Ritsumei, is a private university of 49,000 students in Kyoto.

The history of Ritsumeikan dates back to 1869 when Prince Kinmochi Saionji, an eminent international statesman of modern Japan, founded "Ritsumeikan" as a private academy on the site of the Kyoto Imperial Palace.  The school spirit of liberalism and internationalism advocated by Prince Saionji was combined with the ideals of academic freedom and vivacity pursued by Kojuro Nakagawa, another early contributor to the founding of the University, and became a tradition of the University. 

In 1948, Ritsumeikan became one of the first Japanese universities to be reorganized under the new post-war education system.

Did you know...

The name "Ritsumeikan" comes from a quote from the Chinese Confucian philosopher, Mencius:
Some die young, as some live long lives. This is decided by fate. Therefore, one's duty consists of cultivating one's mind during this mortal span and thereby "establishing one's destiny" (in Japanese, ritsumei). The addition of "kan" signifies a place.

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