Helping individuals develop their conscience

Fostering individuals with liberal minds and hearts to embrace diversity.

Nurturing a global citizen with conscience.

The fundamental principle of Doshisha’s education is “conscience,” a theme which also appears in the Bible. There are also three principles to support Neesima’s educational philosophy. They are Christianity, liberalism, and internationalism.
Carrying out Neesima’s spirits of conscience education, we aim to develop individuals with heart and eyes out to the world.

As Neesima sought for individuals with character and conscience, our hope is for each individual to nourish their conscience and to forge their own paths in the world.



Christianity is the fundamental essence of education at Doshisha. Through guidance of the Bible, we support students to learn about true conscience. We also help students to nurture their courage to wind their own paths even in times of hardship.

Morning service and Christianity(Japanese Page)


We hold unconditional belief in each individual’s potential. Through mutual respect towards each other and towards freedom, we provide an environment where the students will be able to demonstrate their full potential.


As the society becomes more international, we support students to be able to communicate in various languages, take responsibility for their actions, and to respect each other as we are.

“Ryoshin-hi” monument

Ryoshin-hi monument

The symbol of Doshisha education, “Ryoshin-hi” monument is situated in Doshisha University Imadegawa Campus. There stand the words “I earnestly desire that many young people filled with conscience will be raised and sent out by our school” by Neesima’s own handwriting.
The monument was built on November 29, 1940 as a commemoration for the 50th anniversary of Neesima’s death.