Meisei University

Meisei University was inaugurated in 1964 with five departments of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the Hino Campus. In the next year, three Departments of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences were established with the Department of Economics added the next year.


The parent body of Meisei University is Meisei Gakuen Institute, which has provided a fulfilling educational experience on the primary and secondary levels in Fuchu City, Tokyo, since 1923. Meisei, incidentally, denotes the planet Venus in an ancient reading taken from classical Chinese. In 1967, the University was licensed to start Distance Education with a single Department of Psychology and Pedagogy.


It should be also noted that Meisei University is one of the first higher education institutions in the country to offer Postgraduate Distance Education.