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The University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo, also known as "UTokyo", was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity.

PhD Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 and is the oldest national university in Japan.

Education

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. 

Research

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:
  • Todai Institutes for Advanced Study (TODIAS)
  • Global COE Program
  • FIRST Program
  • ASNET (Asian Studies Network)
  • Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS)
  • Program of Gerontological Research
  • Research Cooperation with Industry

Career

Students who graduate from the University of Tokyo have many career options available to them at renowned companies worldwide.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
22 2
2017
24 -4
2016
20
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
23 5
2018
28 6
2017
34
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
42 4
2018
46 355
2017
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
57
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

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.

Library services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

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.