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Location Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Total enrollment 11,654 (1 May 2015)
|President Nozomu Hoshimiya|
Acceptance rate 48.5% (2015)
Phone +81 22-264-6411
Motto Life Light Love
|Established Founded 1886,
Address 1 Chome-3-1 Tsuchitoi, Aoba Ward, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture 980-8511, Japan
Notable alumni Kyōka Suzuki, Kōichi Yamadera, Kenichi Takahashi
Similar Miyagi Gakuin Women's, Tohoku Fukushi University, Sendai University, Tohoku Institute of Technology, Miyagi University of Educati
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Tohoku Gakuin University (東北学院大学, Tōhoku Gakuin Daigaku) is a private university in Sendai, Japan. It was founded under a Christian background (specifically the German Reformed Church, which later was known as the Reformed Church in the United States. A large part of the Reformed Church in the United States subsequently merged into what is today known as the United Church of Christ in the United States).
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- Faculties Undergraduate schools
- Graduate schools
- Notable graduates
The university was founded in 1886 (Meiji 19) by Protestants as Sendai Theological Seminary (仙臺神學校, Sendai shin gakkō). The first president was Oshikawa Masayoshi (押川方義 1850-1928), ex-samurai in Matsuyama and one of the first Protestants in Japan. In 1891, the school was renamed Tohoku Gakuin (東北學院, Tōhoku gakuin) and a course for non-Christian students was added.
The first president Oshikawa resigned in 1901 and was succeeded by David Bowman Schneder (1857–1938). In 1904, college courses were added and authorized by the Specialized School Order. The college at first had two Departments: Letters, Theology. In 1918, Normal School and the Department of Commerce were added. In 1926, the main building (still used today) was built in Tsuchitoi Campus. Schneder left the college due to age, but even in his last days he had strong faith and gave the sermon titled "I am not ashamed of the gospel" (1936, the 50th anniversary of the school).
During World War II, the college was virtually forced to stop functioning and Tohoku Gakuin College of Aeronautical Engineering (東北學院航空工業專門學校, Tōhoku gakuin kōkū kōgyō senmon gakkō) was established instead (1944–1947).
After the war, the college was reorganized (under Japan's new educational system) into Tohoku Gakuin University in 1949.