Hiroshima Shudo University

Japan University Rankings 2020
1-1-1 Ozuka-higashi, Asaminami-ku, Hiroshima, 731-3195, Japan

About Hiroshima Shudo University

Hiroshima Shudo University is a private university with around 6,300 students located in Hiroshima, Japan.

The university claims its origins date back to 1725, when Yoshina Asano, fifth lord of the Hiroshima Clan, established a school in the region. The current institution was established as a four-year-college in 1960 and will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2020.

The name “Shudo” is taken from a text of the Chinese Confucian religion, which also gives the university its motto: “Cultivating the Way”. Every student enrolled at Hiroshima Shudo is obliged to take certain classes, known as “Shudo Standard” subjects. These include English lessons, career planning and local area studies.

There are seven faculties at the institution with 200 teaching staff: commercial science, humanities and human sciences, law, economic studies, human environmental studies, health sciences, and global and community studies.

Hiroshima is known internationally as being one of the two Japanese cities upon which an atomic bomb was dropped by US forces during the Second World War. The centre of the city now features the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, the shell of an exhibition hall which was one of the only structures left standing near to where the bomb was dropped.

The Peace Memorial is one of just a few pre-war buildings that remain in Hiroshima, which is now a prosperous metropolis with a population of over a million. Visitors are encouraged to try out local delicacies such as oysters and okonomiyaki, a type of savoury pancake.

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Key statistics

  • 16.4
    No. of students per staff
  • 1%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 36 : 64
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 4,644
    Number of FTE Students
  • ¥1,630
    Finance per Student (¥000s)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2021 World University Rankings and (2) 2020 Japan University Rankings

Subjects taught at Hiroshima Shudo University

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