Doshisha University (同志社大学 Dōshisha daigaku), also referred to as Dodai (同大 Dōdai), is a private university in Kyoto City, Japan. Established in 1875, it is one of Japan's oldest private institutions of higher learning, and has approximately 30,000 students enrolled on four different campuses in Kyoto. It is one of the Japanese "Global 30" universities and one of the "Kankandoritsu" [ja], a group of the four leading private universities in western Japan's Kansai region.
Doshisha was founded by Joseph Hardy Neesima as "Doshisha English School", and in 1920 it was granted university status. The university now encompasses 14 faculties and 16 graduate schools with numerous affiliated institutions including Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts.