Kobe College Kobe jogakuin daigaku), abbreviated to KC, is a private non-sectarian liberal arts college located in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo, Japan. Chartered in 1948, it is the first women's college with university status in West Japan.HistorySince its foundation in 1875, Kobe College continues to provide a well-balanced education for women based on Christian principles. This is expressed in the school badge and color designed in 1885 by E.M. Brown, the third college president. The motif of the school badge is the honewort which expresses harmony of "body," "spirit," and "soul." The school color is dark blue which expresses "peace" and "truth."History of Kobe College1873: Eliza Talcott and Julia Dudley, two American missionaries, opened a private school at Hanaakuma-mura, Kobe.1875: The two missionaries founded "Onnagakkou" ("Kobe Girls' School"), the so-called "Kobe Home", at a boarding school for young women at Yamamoto Dori (Street), Kobe.Talcott was the first president and Dudley was boarding house master, with 26 students (3 boarders, 23 commuter) at that time.1879: Kobe Home was renamed Kobe Girls' School; the following year it was organized along a five-year (high school) curriculum, unique at that time. The school changed its name to "Eiwa-jogakkou."1885: A one-year college division was established.1891: A three-year curriculum in the college division initiated full-scale, higher education for women.1894: Kobe Girls' School was renamed Kobe College.
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