The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 and is the oldest national university in Japan.
The University of Tokyo's undergraduate education emphasizes the liberal arts for the acquisition of strong communication skills, a strong ethical framework, and interdisciplinary awareness, together creating a solid framework for specialized knowledge. Volunteer activities, internships and other off-campus experiences are an increasingly important part of a University of Tokyo education.The graduate schools of the University of Tokyo provide an optimal environment for intensive studies, and, with our university-wide research centers, students are able to gain the most specialized knowledge in their fields.
The University of Tokyo strives to carry out world-class research in pursuit of academic excellence and to contribute to the accumulation and diversity of human knowledge. By active translation of research result to society, the University of Tokyo aims to support deeper and broader understanding of our research activities within society in general, and to contribute to the realization of peaceful and fair international and local society.Research Activities:
Students who graduate from the University of Tokyo have many career options available to them at renowned companies worldwide.
The University of Tokyo features numerous top-class facilities. Cultural facilities include the library system, museums and botanical gardens. The University also offers swimming pools, gyms, sports fields and more at its athletic facilities. In addition, two major hospitals are located on the University’s grounds. Ito International Research Center, a conference hall available for public use, is also situated on the Hongo Campus.
The University of Tokyo Library System consists of the General Library on the Hongo Campus, the Komaba Library on the Komaba Campus, the Kashiwa Library on the Kashiwa Campus, and 32 departmental libraries at the University’s Graduate Schools, Faculties, and Institutes. The entire collection includes more than 9 million books, subscriptions to nearly 30,000 journals, and various digital resources, such as databases, e-journals, and e-books.
In 1995 and later in 1998, the University of Tokyo acquired the land surrounding Kashiwanoha Park and other nearby areas in the northern part of Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture to use as the site of a new campus. The Institute for Cosmic Ray Research and the Institute for Solid State Physics were moved to this new campus, called the Kashiwa Campus, in 2000.
The Gotenshita Memorial Arena is a comprehensive sports facility established on the Hongo Campus. The Arena was constructed as a part of the University of Tokyo 100th Anniversary Project for the purpose of promoting the health of students and faculty members. This Arena is equipped with a number of athletic facilities, including an all-weather artificial sports field that is lit up at night,a warm-water swimming pool filled with water made exceptionally clear due to the use of an advanced antibacterial system and a multipurpose gymnasium for a large variety of sports. In addition, the Arena holds a wide array of athletic programs, such as classes for aerobics, tai chi chuan, yoga.
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