Address: 1-24-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-8677
Kogakuin University was initially founded in 1887 as Koshu Gakko by Koki Watanabe. It was the first private engineering school established in Japan to train engineers who would be prepared to work on the front lines of the industries that were needed for promoting Japan's modernization. This initial vision of cultivating engineers who are work-ready for the industrial world remains intact at the university to this day.
Kogakuin aims to maintain an atmosphere that promotes the highest educational standards as well as encouraging passion and motivation within its students. In order to ensure this, Kogakuin University concentrates its efforts in fostering cooperation among the different departments and faculties so as to provide a curriculum that promotes a systematic course of study in each department. Thus, each faculty at Kogakuin offers an array of lecture courses, lab courses, and training seminars in both general education and specialized subjects. This ensures that upon graduation the students are prepared to function in their fields of expertise and contribute to society.
The Shinjuku Campus is conveniently located in the city center just a five-minute walk along the underground walkway from Shinjuku Station. The campus consists of a 29-story high-rise building located in the Shinjuku Skyscraper District. All juniors and seniors from every faculty/school and department study at the Shinjuku campus.