Japanese Studies

Doshisha EU Campus at Tübingen University

The branch office of Dōshisha University, the "Doshisha EU Campus at Tübingen University", was launched in February 2018. It is the only overseas office of the renowned Japanese university - and the counterpart to the Tübingen Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto. The office coordinates academic exchange and cooperation between Dōshisha University and the University of Tübingen. In addition, it will establish and support Dōshisha's collaborations and activities with other partners in all of Europe.

Together with its Tübingen partners, the "Doshisha EU Campus" aims to organize conferences, offer language programs and intercultural training for Japanese students as well as promote the exchange of scientists.


Doshisha Week 2021

The Doshisha Week 2021 was held online with the topics of Manga and Sustainable Development Goals.

Please refer to the report of Doshisha Week 2021 in DU Koho (in Japanese, English translation will follow)

Doshisha EU Campus Study Program March 2021

The online Doshisha EU Campus Study Program “German Language and Intercultural Studies” was a great success:


In March 2021, Doshisha EU Campus organized the “German Language and Intercultural Studies” Semester Program 2021 for Dōshisha students the first time as a 4-weeks online course in cooperation with the Dept. of German as a Foreign Language and Intercultural Programs of the Tübingen International Office and the Dept. of Japanese Studies. The program started on 1st March, the closing event was on 26th March.


Donato Tangredi (Dezernat V International Office, Abt. 2 Deutsch als Fremdsprache und Interkulturelle Programme, donato.tangredispam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de)


Heike Glantz-Schückle (AOI, Abteilung für Japanologie, heike.glantz-schuecklespam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de)

Report on the program in "One Purpose" (Messages of Doshisha Universität)  pdf (english translation)

Website Doshisha

Invitation to the Doshisha Week Webinar on March 4-5, 2021

On 4th and 5th March 2021 Dōshisha University in collaboration with the University of Tübingen will organize the Doshisha Week 2020 as a Zoom webinar in the framework of Doshisha EU Campus at Tübingen University. The virtual event will be held between 9:30 and 12:00 at the two days and can be joined in the livestream

Originally, Doshisha Week 2020 was planned to take place in late November 2020, but was for reasons of the Corona pandemic postponed to early March 2021, still with the hope for a face-to-face event. The further developments of the COVID-19 disease finally caused the decision to organize Doshisha Week 2020 as a virtual event in the Zoom webinar format.

Programm der Doshisha Week 2020



Dr. Karin Moser v. Filseck

Division II Research

1.2 International Research Cooperation

University of Tübingen

Keplerstr. 2 – 72074 Tübingen

Phone 07071/29-77353

karin.moser-von-filseckspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Doshisha University Website

EU Campus Makes a Great Leap Forward!

In 2020, the third international symposium, jointly organized by Dōshisha University and the University of Tübingen, has taken place! – Challenges toward Building Societies Filled with Respect for “Diversity”

Dōshisha Newsletter no. 505, March 31, 2020 english translation

Doshisha University International Newsletter

  • "Professor Tomoko UEKI appointed as New President of Doshisha University"
  • "Doshisha Week 2019 successfully ended"

and more information about Overseas Offices of Doshisha University

Great Voyage Vol. 20, January 2020

Opening event of the Doshisha EU Campus at Tübingen University

Inaugural Symposium on 27/28 February 2019

With the international interdisciplinary symposium “Challenges for Aging Societies: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Comparative Japanese, German and European Perspectives” on 27-28 February 2019 the “Doshisha EU Campus at Tübingen University” will officially start its activities this year. Prof. Dr. Gregory Poole, Vice-President for International Affairs at Dōshisha University, and a delegation of seven researchers and administrative staff members from Dōshisha University will join the Tübingen conference. Two brain scientists and two researchers of social sciences from Dōshisha will present their research in the three panels of the symposium on „Aging Research in the Life and Medical Sciences“, „Assisted Living and Social Impacts of Elderly Care“, and „Challenges of Demographic Change: Discrimination of the Elderly and the Impacts of Migration“. Prof. Dr. Yoshihiko Wada, Director of the Doshisha EU Campus Office, who already visited Tübingen in July 2018, will also join the inaugural symposium. At the occasion of a second delegation visit of Dōshisha in Tübingen in October 2018 President Prof. Dr. Takashi Matsuoka from Dōshisha University and President and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Bernd Engler from the University of Tübingen signed the Agreement for the Exchange of Faculty between the two institutions.

The Tübingen symposium is the second in a series started 2018 in Kyoto, which will be continued 2020 with another symposium at Dōshisha University. On behalf of the University of Tübingen, President Bernd Engler will give a warm welcome to the participants of the conference on 27 February. Tübingen researchers from neurosciences (brain research, neurodegenerative diseases), medical technology and regenerative medicine, clinical psychology, molecular biology, psychiatry and psychotherapy (gerontology), physical chemistry, political science, historical and cultural anthropology, sociology, sports sciences, and Japanese studies will give presentations or act as chairs at the three panels.

This summer semester, the Doshisha EU Campus will for the first time offer a semester course program for a group of Dōshisha students in Tübingen. The program will concentrate on an intensive German language course (offered by the Section German as a Second Language and Intercultural Programs of the Tübingen International Office in cooperation with the Department of Japanese Studies), also including intercultural courses, field trips, and an intensive course taught mainly by Dōshisha faculty. Beside the semester program for Dōshisha students, it is planned to organize a “Doshisha Week” in November and start the Faculty Exchange Program, which shall not only support the initiation and development of new research collaborations between Dōshisha and Tübingen but also strengthen the exchange in teaching. Also the Tübingen symposium aims at initiating new collaborations, especially in the life and medical sciences but also in the social sciences and the humanities. For this purpose, the Dōshisha researchers will have the occasion to meet with Tübingen colleagues at their institutes or labs on the day before the symposium starts.

After nearly 30 years of cooperation between the two universities, with the foundation of the Tübingen Center for Japanese Studies (formerly Tübingen Center for Japanese Language) at Dōshisha University in 1993, the Doshisha EU Campus situates Dōshisha University now with a reciprocal office at the University of Tübingen. The Tübingen Center in Kyoto was the first and is still the only branch office of a European university at a university in Japan. For Tübingen students of Japanese studies the two-semester stay in Kyoto is an integral part of their Bachelor study program. Since 1993, more than 700 students have spent part of their study at the Tübingen Center in Kyoto. The institutionalization of the Dōshisha EU Campus at Tübingen University follows an initiative supported by the Japanese government and the Ministry of Education to internationalize the Japanese universities. It aims at the promotion of international education of its students, both in the country at its own campuses and abroad, and on strengthening the international exchange and cooperation in research and teaching between Japan and Germany and the European Union, respectively. Those aims will be strongly supported by Dōshisha University and the Doshisha EU Campus with the activities planned for this year and the following years, in cooperation with researchers, teaching staff, students as well as administrative staff members of the University of Tübingen.


Prof. Dr. Viktoria Eschbach-Szabo

Direktorin, Abteilung für Japanologie

Asien-Orient-Institut, Philosophische Fakultät

Wilhelmstr. 9 – 72074 Tübingen

Tel. 07071/29-76894

eschbachspam prevention@japanologie.uni-tuebingen.de

Dr. Karin Moser v. Filseck

Dezernat II Forschung

Abt. 1.2 Internationale Forschungskooperationen

Keplerstr. 2 (R. 312) – 72074 Tübingen

Tel. 07071/29-77353

karin.moserspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

More news about "Dōshisha EU-Campus at Universität Tübingen" as one of the branch offices of partner universities are available here and on the

Dōshisha University website