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History

Sugiyama Jogakuen University (SJU) evolved from humble beginnings just over 100 years ago in Nagoya City. Our founder, Masakazu Sugiyama, labored to achieve his aim of providing a high standard of education specifically for girls and young women.

The core of Sugiyama’s education is based upon the founder’s motto: “Nurturing humanity.” With this dictum as our guide, we aim to cultivate the human resources suited to the demands of future society. Currently, we educate 8,000 students in our kindergarten, primary school, high school and university.

1905

Nagoya Women’s Sewing School opened

1917 Sugiyama Women’s Academy opened
1930 Sugiyama Vocational School for Women opened
1937 Sugiyama School of Commerce for Women opened
1942 Kindergarten affiliated with the Vocational School opened
1947 Sugiyama Jogakuen Junior High School opened
1948 Sugiyama Jogakuen Senior High School opened
1949 Sugiyama Jogakuen University School of Home Economics opened
1952 Sugiyama Jogakuen University Primary School opened
1969 Sugiyama Jogakuen University Junior College opened
1972 University expanded with the establishment of School of Literature
1977 University expanded with the establishment of Graduate School of Home Economics
1987 University expanded with the establishment of School of Human Sciences
1991 University expanded with the establishment of School of Home Economics Department of Social Sciences
2000 University expanded with the establishment of Graduate School of Human Sciences
University expanded with the establishment of School of Culture-Information Studies
2003 University expanded with the establishment of School of Modern Management
2005 The 100th Anniversary of Sugiyama Jogakuen celebrated
2007 University further expanded with the establishment of School of Education
2010 University further expanded with the establishment of School of Nursing
2011 University expanded with the Department of Media-Information Studies
2014 University expanded with the establishment of Graduate School of Modern Management
University expanded with the establishment of Graduate School of Education
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