Ryukoku University was named as the "Top Buddhist University in the World" in the 2018 UniRank University Rankings.
Ryukoku University was named as the "Top Buddhist University in the World"
in the 2018 uniRank University Rankings.
Originally established as a Buddhist seminary, Ryukoku University is one of
the oldest higher educational institutions in Japan, focusing on the promotion
of research and Shin Buddhist education.
【Important Historical Facts】
- Emperor Meiji visited the university's Omiya Campus in 1880. Other dignitaries
have also been welcomed since that time, including Rajendra Prasad (India's
first President) in 1958.
- Japan's first general magazine [Chūōkōron, Central Review] was published by
Ryukoku University in 1887.
- Ryukoku University oversees the Ryukoku Museum, a Kyoto-based institution
boasting several important cultural and Buddhist artifacts.