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HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SACRED HEART

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   The University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo has its origin in th e Society of the Sacred Heart which was founded nearly 200 years ago for the education of women. The far-reaching vision of its foundress, Madeleine Sophie Barat, was to establish schools which would offer young women a strong Chri stian education according to the need of the times. At present there are 170 Sacred Heart schools in 42 countries which are closely united with one another in their work in education.
   
   The University of the Sacred Heart was established in April, 1948, replacing the former Sacred Heart Senmon Gakko. It is one of the first women's universities to be established in Japan after World War II under the new educational system.
   
   More than two centuries after the establishment of the Society of the Sacred Heart, all members of the University of the Sacred Heart still cherish and follow Mother Barat's words.

   "Come! My room is always open -- like my heart."

1800
The Society of the Sacred Heart is established in Paris, France.
1801 The first convent school, Amiens, France


1916 Sacred Heart Koto Senmon School, Tokyo, japan


Mother Elizabeth Britt
(1st President)


The first graduation ceremony
1951


The first graduation ceremony
1951


1951


1959


the 25th anniversary ceremony
1973

1801
The first convent school of the Society is established in Amiens, France.
1916
Sacred Heart Koto Senmon School is established in Shirokane(Sankou-chou) Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan.
1944
Sacred Heart Koto Senmon School is renamed Sacred Heart Senmon School.
1948
University of the Sacred Heart is established in Hiroo Shibuya-ku Tokyo, japan.
Faculty of Liberal Arts included
Departments of Foreign Languages & Literature (Gaikokugo Gaikokubungakuka),
National Language & Literature (Nihongo Nihonbungakuka),
History & Social Sciences (Rekisi Shakaigakuka),
Philosophy (Tetsugakuka).
Mother Elizabeth Britt is inaugurated as the 1st President of the University of the Sacred Heart.
1951
Department of Education (Kyouikugakka) is established.
The first graduation ceremony.
1952
A Graduate School is established offering Master of Arts degrees in
English Literature (Ei Bungaku Senkou),
National Literature (Koku Bungaku Senkou),
and History (Sigaku Senkou).
1957
In the Department of Education, a major in Primary Education (Syotou Kyouikugaku Senkou) is introduced.
Research Center for Christian Studies is established.
1967
Sister Setsuko Miyoshi is inaugurated as the 2nd President of the University of the Sacred Heart.
1972
In the Department of History & Social Sciences, a major in Human Relations (Ningen Kankei Senkou) is introduced.
1973
Ceremonies are held to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo.
1975
Iichi Sagara is inaugurated as the 3rd President of the University of the Sacred Heart.
1983
Sister Takako Uchiyama is inaugurated as the 4th President of the University of the Sacred Heart.
1987
Japanese Language Teacher Training Program is introduced.
1991
Department of National Language & Literature (Kokugo Koku Bungaku) is renamed Department of Japanese Language & Literature (Nihongo Nihon Bungaku).
1993
In the Department of History and Social Sciences, a major in International Studies (Kokusai Kouryuu Senkou) is introduced.
Sister Tetsuko Nakagawa is inaugurated as the 5th President of the University of the Sacred Heart.
1995
The name Graduate School of National Literature (Koku Bungaku Senko) is changed to Graduate School of Japanese Literature (Nihon Bungaku Senko).
In the Graduate School, a Master of Arts degree in Human Sciences (Ningen Kagaku Senkou) is introduced.
1997
In the Graduate School, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Human Sciences (Ningen Kagaku Senkou) is introduced.
1998
Ceremonies are held to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo.
1999
In the Graduate School, a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy is introduced.
2001
In the Graduate School, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Humanities (Jinbungaku Senkou) is introduced.
Sister Kiyo Yamagata is inaugurated as the 6th President of the University of the Sacred Heart.
2004
The name Graduate School of English Literature (Ei Bungaku Senko) is changed to Graduate School of English Language and Literature (Eigo Ei Bungaku Senko).
The name Graduate School of Japanese Literature (Nihon Bungaku Senko) is changed to Graduate School of Japanese Language and Literature (Nihongo Nihon Bungaku Senko).
In the Graduate School, a Master of Arts degree in Socio-cultural Studies is introduced.
A Minor degree in Multicultural Religion is introduced.
2005
A Minor degree in Gender Studies is introduced.
2006
In the Graduate School a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Socio-cultural Studies is introduced.
2007
Department of Foreign Languages & Literature (Gaikokugo Gaikoku Bungaku) is renamed Department of English Language & Literature (Eigo Ei Bungaku).
Heiji Teranaka is inaugurated as the 7th President of the University of the Sacred Heart.
2008
A Minor degree in Volunteer Studies is introduced.
2011
Sister Yoshiko Okazaki is inaugurated as the 8th President of the University of the Sacred Heart.
2014
Majors are reorganized into Departments of History, Human Relations, International Studies, and Psychology

Sister Setsuko
Miyoshi
(2nd President)
Iichi Sagara
(3rd President)
Sister Takako
Uchiyama
(4th President)
Sister Tetsuko
Nakagawa
(5th President)
Sister Kiyo Yamagata
(6th President)
Teranaka Heiji
(7th President)

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