Aichi University

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Aichi University
Memorial Hall (formerly the main building)
Memorial Hall (formerly the main building)
Established1901 (1901)
Academic staff
281 (2012)[1]
Administrative staff
148 (2012)[1]
Undergraduates9,612 (2012)[2]
Postgraduates56 (2012)[2]
34 (2012)[2]
Other students
106 (2012)[2]
Location, ,
Coordinates: 34°44′25″N 137°23′12″E / 34.7403782°N 137.3866081°E / 34.7403782; 137.3866081
Nicknameあいだい (aidai)
WebsiteAichi University

Aichi University (愛知大学, Aichi Daigaku) is a private university in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Its campuses are located in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Toyohashi and Higashi-ku, Nagoya.


The university's predecessor was founded by Konoe Atsumaro as an overseas Japanese institution of higher education in the Hong Qiao (虹桥) District of Shanghai in 1901, and was chartered as Toa Dobunshoin University[3] (東亜同文書院大学, Tōa dōbunshoin daigaku) in 1939.[4] The school produced numerous leaders who took part in China's modernisation process in the early 20th century, with financial and intellectual support from Japan.

At the end of World War II, the university faced closure. Its spiritual successor, Aichi University, was established by staff and students who had previously been based at the university and other overseas Japanese institutions in Toyohashi, Japan in 1946.[4]


  • 1901: Toa Dobunshoin is established in Shanghai, China by Konoe Atsumaro.[5]
  • 1939: Toa Dobunshoin is promoted to university status.[5]
  • 1945: Toa Dobunshoin University closes in the wake of Japan's defeat in World War II.[5]
  • 1946: Aichi University is established as an old-style university by teaching staff and students of the now defunct Toa Dobunshoin University.[5]
  • 1947: Toyohashi campus opens. Faculty of Law and Economics is established.[5]
  • 1949: Chartered as a new-style university. Faculty of Letters is established.[5]
  • 1951: Kurumamichi campus opens. Community Research Institute is established at the Toyohashi campus.[5]
  • 1959: Women's Junior College is established.[5]
  • 1968: First edition of Aichi University's "Comprehensive Chinese-Japanese Dictionary" is published, the first ever comprehensive Chinese-Japanese dictionary.[6]
  • 1988: Miyoshi, Aichi campus opens.[5]
  • 1989: The Faculty of Economics and Law is reorganized. The Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Business Administration are established in its place.[5]
  • 1997: Faculty of Modern Chinese Studies is established.[5]
  • 1998: Faculty of International Communication is established.[5]
  • 2004: Kurumamichi campus is rebuilt. Graduate School of Law is established.[5]
  • 2006: Confucius Institute is established at Aichi University. Graduate School of Accounting is established.[5]
  • 2011: Faculty of Regional Policy is established.[5]
  • 2012: Nagoya campus is opened in the Sasashima Live 24 District by Nagoya Station.[5] Miyoshi, Aichi campus closes. University headquarters and Graduate School moved to Kurumamichi campus.[5]


Undergraduate programs[edit]

  • Faculty of Law (Department of Law)
  • Faculty of Economics (Department of Economics)
  • Faculty of Business Administration (Department of Business Administration; Department of Accounting and Finance)
  • Faculty of Modern Chinese Studies (Department of Modern Chinese Studies)
  • Faculty of International Communication (Department of English Studies; Department of Comparative Culture)
  • Faculty of Letters (Department of Humanities and Sociology)
  • Faculty of Regional Policy (Department of Regional Policy)

Graduate programs[edit]

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Chinese Studies
  • Department of International Communication
  • Department of Humanities
  • Graduate School of Law

Research centers[edit]

  • Institute of International Affairs
  • Managerial Research Institute
  • Comprehensive Chinese-Japanese Dictionary Editorial Center
  • International Center for Chinese Studies
  • Community Research Institute
  • Research Institute of Industry in Chubu District
  • Toa Dobunshoin University Memorial Center
  • San-En-Nanshin Center for Regional Cooperation


  1. ^ a b "数字で見る愛知大学 > 教職員数". Archived from the original on 2012-10-15.
  2. ^ a b c d "数字で見る愛知大学 > 学生数". Archived from the original on 2004-02-12.
  3. ^ "Toa Dobunshoin University Memorial Center". 愛知大学 AICHI UNIVERSITY. Aichi University. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b "History of Aichi University". Aichi University. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Aichi University Daigaku Annai 2013
  6. ^ "愛知大学中日大辞典編纂所とは". Aichi University. Retrieved 22 April 2013.

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