Ritsumeikan University, Japan (Osaka Ibaraki Campus (OIC))
Address: 2-150 Iwakura-cho, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-8570 Japan
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 Place. Ritsumeikan University offers a wide range of courses in advanced studies at its Kinugasa Campus in Kyoto, Biwako-Kusatsu Campus (BKC) in Shiga, and Osaka Ibaraki Campus in Osaka (OIC). Today, Ritsumeikan has become one of the most prestigious private universities in Japan, consistently earning one of the highest rankings among Japanese private universities in the renowned QS world university rankings. With its distinct strength in international orientation, it has been selected as part of the ongoing Top Global University Project by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) since 2014. Ritsumeikan University is also being highly appraised by society as the world-class educational institution which attracts many students both in Japan and overseas, consisting of 16 colleges and 22 graduate schools.