Ryutsu Keizai University was established by Nittsu Gakuen Educational Corporation in 1965. At the time of its establishment, Japanese economy was riding the wave of rapid economic development and at the dawn of the age of mass production and mass consumption. Yet, distribution and logistics systems were under-developed and still immature, which became a major deficiency issue in terms of economic development. The situation was of grave concern, as leaving these problems unresolved would have not only seriously affected the pace of economic development, but would have affected the quality of national life at various levels.
With the above described social situations as background, the University was established for the purposes of advancing research in distribution economics, which was one of the immediate key economic issues at the time, to train knowledgeable specialists in the fields, as well as well to educate persons capable of contributing to betterment of social welfare at large.
The University started as a single-department university with only the Economics Department of the Faculty of Economics. In 2006, the Department of Sports Science and Health was opened. Currently, the University has expanded into a medium-sized institution, having 5 faculties and 8 departments, as well as offering 5 postgraduate courses. Our continued endeavor, founded in the principles and purposes of foundation, to identify direction of future social needs and educate persons capable of making social contributions in various fields resulted the University expanding in this manner. Today, Japan is becoming an aging society with declining birthrate. Consequently, more emphasis is beginning to be placed on increased coverage in welfare and sustentation of spiritually rich lifestyle. The University will continue to educate and conduct research along its educational principles to train persons that can meet the needs of the society.
Research and Education Environment
Ryutsu Keizai University has two campuses located not too far from Tokyo: one in Ryugasaki City in Ibaraki prefecture and the other in Matsudo City in Chiba prefecture. Except for the Department of Sports Science and Health and the postgraduate courses, the University operates on what is known as "Selective Campus" system, whereby essentially the same undergraduate courses are offered at both campuses from the first year through the fourth year.
Sufficiently advanced information environment is provided at either campus. Wi-Fi is available in almost all areas in each campus.
The Ryugasaki Campus is spacious and rich in greenery.
AV classrooms, computer rooms etc. are provided, which are all connected to the campus-wide LAN system. Soccer, rugby, American football, field athletics and baseball fields, in addition to tennis courts, heated swimming pool, training room etc. are provided at the Health and Sports Centre, which was opened in February of 2008. It serves as a comprehensive and core facility for our sports education programs. The library is stocked with over 320,000 volumes of books. A classroom remotely connected to the other campus is also available.
At only 4 minutes' walk away from the railway station, our Shin-Matsudo campus, which was opened in 2004, is very conveniently located. It is a very stylish campus of an urban office building type.
As at the Ryugasaki Campus, all the computer classrooms, research rooms and offices are connected to the campus-wide LAN system, providing an excellent information environment. The 700 seating capacity auditorium located at the center of the ground floor is equipped with full-fledged theatrical stage systems and used by our students for presentation competitions, etc. The University dining room operated by Ginza Suehiro, a well-established western food restaurant, together with the Cafeteria that serves fresh baked bread are very popular with the students.
Ryutsu Keizai University has two campuses: one in Ibaraki prefecture and the other in Chiba prefecture. Both campuses are within easy access from either Tokyo or Narita.
- Access from Narita Airport via JR Narita line/Joban line to Sanuki station takes about 80 minutes.
- Access from Tokyo station via JR Joban line to Sanuki station takes about 60 minutes.
- A campus shuttle bus service is available from Sanuki station (east exit) and takes about 10 min.
- Access from Narita Airport via JR Narita line/Joban line to Shin-Matsudo station takes about 80 minutes.
- Access from Tokyo station via JR Joban line to Shin-Matsudo station takes about 40 minutes.
- 4 minutes' walk from Shin-Matsudo station.