1-5 Yokotani, Seta Oe-cho, Otsu, Shiga 520-2194
The six story-high Building 1, the tallest on the Seta Campus, has laboratories with state of the art equipment and offices for professors and administrative staff of the Faculty of Science and Technology. It also accommodates the Career Development Center to support students and the Media Information Center. In front of the building, is a fountain where you can find goldfish released by students.
The Jyushinkan Chapel, a semi-Western style building, was originally constructed as the Minami Police Station in Osaka. It was donated to Nishi-Hongwanji in 1908 and was relocated to the Seta Campus in 1998. Used as a worship facility now, it is occasionally used for wedding ceremonies too. The open space in front of the Jyushinkan, near the events stage, is a gathering place for students.
This library holds a well-balanced collection of 340,000 books on natural, social and human sciences. In particular, it has an impressive number of foreign monographs and research materials. The library has excellent self-study facilities for students including small rooms for individual or group research and discussion, Internet access, audio-visual materials and facilities.
This multipurpose indoor training dome means students can have physical education classes, or hold extracurricular activities and special events, regardless of the weather. The interior is as large as the infield area of a baseball field, three tennis courts or two futsal courts.
The Student Association Hall was built as “a place where students can do what they want”. Its three floors (two above and one below ground) house an exhibition gallery, meeting rooms, and an event auditorium. The basement floor becomes the stage and the stairs leading towards the upper floors the audience seats when special events are held.
The Chikokan was built to accommodate the Afrasian Center for Peace and Development, which was founded as a part of the Government’s “Basic plan for promotion of research institutes at private universities” to contribute to the development of international society. On the first floor, there are a Co-op store selling a wide range of products ranging from food to stationery, a travel agency and a bookstore.
The Seihokan, with its shiny green roof, was built in April 2005 and is used as the base for student sports and culture clubs. The first floor has lockers and shower rooms and the second floor a practice studio that can accommodate up to 100 members of the university’s top-ranking brass band club.
The first floor has a cafeteria offering a variety of dishes which students can enjoy outside on the terrace on fine days. There is also a bakery serving fresh bread and a convenience store on the same floor. The second floor has a cafe-style restaurant where you can enjoy pasta and curried rice.
This hall, built to enable collaboration between local industries and the University, has a variety of facilities such as joint research rooms, laboratories, exhibition rooms, meeting rooms, a small auditorium, a party room, etc. Many local residents make use of a diverse array of extension courses offered or attend meetings, presentations and exhibitions in the hall. Companies and other groups use it for research meetings or as a place for communication.
Adjacent to the Lake Biwako Cultural Park and surrounded by rich forests, the Seta Campus was established in 1989 as one of the projects planned to coincide with the 350th anniversary of the foundation of Ryukoku University.
To realize the goal of creating “interdisciplinary faculties open to local communities”, being promoted by the government at the time, Ryukoku University established the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Sociology in Seta and became the first comprehensive university founded by a Buddhist organization in Japan to have faculties covering both the sciences and humanities. Later, the Faculty of Intercultural Communication as well as the Ryukoku Extension Center (REC)* were established, to contribute both to the world and the local community respectively.
*REC is the base for collaboration between the University and local industries. It provides local people with opportunities to take open courses on campus and allows small businesses and venture companies to develop new technologies and promote their research activities.
|History||1989 Established the Faculties of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Sociology
1991 Established the Graduate School of Sociology
1993 Established the Graduate School of Science and Technology
1996 Established the Faculty of Intercultural Communication
2000 Established the Graduate School of Intercultural Communication
|Student population||7,333 (as of May 1, 2009)|
|Number of library holdings||350,240 (as of March 31, 2009)|