About Us

Mother Theresa

Mother Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger

For the confidence to shape the future

Kyoto Notre Dame University is a private university in Kyoto, Japan. It was founded as a four-year women’s college in 1961 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, a global Catholic congregation devoted to transforming the lives of women through education. The university now includes graduate programs for both men and women. Recognized for the excellent quality of its graduates, the university provides strong values-oriented education that emphasizes the spiritual and intellectual development of the whole person. This emphasis is reflected in the university motto, Virtus et Scientia (Virtue and Knowledge).

Kyoto Notre Dame University nurtures the development of creative thinking, practical skills, and a spirit of mutual cooperation for active participation in an increasingly global society. In addition to a rigorous curriculum, a wide variety of programs, services, and activities provide opportunities that challenge each student to develop her potential as a unique individual.

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