Founded in 1946 as a college of foreign languages, Nanzan University has grown into one of the most prestigious universities in the Tokai region.

The addition through the years of new faculties, departments and research centers has not changed the basic purpose and thrust of Nanzan education – to provide an education rooted in Christian values across all fields of knowledge.

The gist of Nanzan University$B!G(Bs education is expressed in the motto common to all Nanzan educational institutions: $B!H(BHominis Dignitati – for the dignity of all human beings.$B!I(B The purpose of all Nanzan education, whether at the University, our high schools, or our primary school, is to provide quality education with a difference, a broad, Christian, international, and academic education with the aim of increasing each person$B!G(Bs awareness of human dignity, not only the dignity of oneself as an individual, but the dignity of all people.