Kanagawa University

Kanagawa University
Motto 質実剛健・積極進取
(Simple and Sturdy / Forwardness)
Type Private
Established Founded 1928
Chartered 1949
President Yoshio Kaneko[1]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 18,340[3]
Undergraduates 17,929
Postgraduates 327
Location Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Campus Urban
Website www.kanagawa-u.ac.jp
Japan Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa University (神奈川大学 Kanagawa Daigaku), abbreviated to Jindai (神大) is a private university in Japan. The main campus is located in Rokkakubashi, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.


The university was founded in 1928 by Yoshimori Yoneda (米田吉盛) as Yokohama Academy (横浜学院 Yokohama gakuin). It was an evening school for the working youth. In 1929 the school was renamed Yokohama College (横浜専門学校 Yokohama semmon gakkō), which had both day and evening schools (Day school: Department of Commerce / evening school: Departments of Commerce and Law). On 15 May 1930 the college moved to present-day Rokkakubashi Campus. In 1939 it added the technical departments (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Administration). In 1949 the college was developed into Kanagawa University, under Japan's new educational system.

The university at first had three faculties: the Faculties of Commerce and Engineering and the evening school's Faculty of Commerce. The latter history of the university is as follows:

Graduate schools

Shonan Hiratsuka Campus
Yokohama Campus

Undergraduate schools



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  3. "全学生数". 神奈川大学 (in Japanese). 2016-05-01. Archived from the original on 2016-11-21. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
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