Waseda University

Waseda University

Waseda University

Date Founded



1-104 Totsukamachi,Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050

Employees (Worldwide)

1,001 - 5,000

Company Description

Waseda University is a Tokyo-based private university that offers various degree programs. As the second private university to be founded in Japan, Waseda University is considered to be one of Japan's most prestigious universities, consistently ranking amongst the top universities in Japanese university rankings. The University has many notable alumni in Japan, with seven Prime Ministers of Japan and many CEOs, including Tadashi Yanai, the CEO of UNIQLO and wealthiest man in Japan. Waseda University's main campus is located in the Nishi-Waseda district of Shinjuku. Apart from the main campus in Shinjuku, It has other campuses around the country, including Toyama Campus and Nishi-Waseda Campus in Shinjuku; Nihonbashi Campus in Chuo-ku; Higashifushimi Campus in Nishitokyo; Tokorozawa Campus in Tokorozawa; Honjo Campus in Honjo, Saitama; and Kitakyushu Campus in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The university has more than fifty thousand students and staff, comprising 13 undergraduate schools, 23 graduate schools, and other research and affiliated institutes, and is one of the 13 universities in the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's ""Global 30"" Project. It has partnerships with more than 600 universities and tertiary institutions, with many international students studying abroad at Waseda University each year. Established in 1882 as the Tokyo College by Okuma Shigenobu, the school was renamed Waseda University in 1902 after the founder's hometown village.

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Executive Director

Appointed Director

Vice President


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Director & Professor

Board of Directors

Director at Northwest Natural Gas Co.

Director at Hino Motors, Ltd.

Director & Professor at Waseda University

Appointed Director at Waseda University

Distinguished Alumni
Antonio Gracias is now Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer at Valor Equity Partners
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