Hakuoh University is a private university in Tochigi Prefecture.
The name Hakuoh, meaning ‘white seagull’, and the motto plus ultra, or ‘more beyond’, are intended to inspire students to soar to their fullest potential. From its inception, Hakuoh has attempted to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical education by focusing on the acquisition of knowledge and skills that are most applicable in today’s rapidly evolving society. Students are trained to think creatively, globally, and to make the widest possible use of evolving technologies.
Hakuoh University was founded by life-long educator Dr. Kazuyoshi Kamioka in 1986 and currently has about 4,000 Japanese and foreign students studying in its various divisions.
The roots of the Hakuoh University Educational Foundation go back to the establishment of the Ashikaga Textile Women’s School in 1915, its incorporation as a high school in 1927, and then its registration as a foundation in 1951. In 1961 the junior high school was added and in 1974 the women’s junior college opened. Subsequent to the university’s founding and the establishment of the Faculty of Business Management in 1986, the Faculty of Law was added in 1991, and the graduate school was then added in 1999 for advanced studies in both the Faculty of Business Management and the Faculty of Law. Furthermore, in 2004, Hakuoh University added the graduate Law School and the undergraduate Faculty of Human Development.