The Tokyo Academy of Physics, the forerunner of the Tokyo University of Science, was founded in 1881. At the time, there was a strong popular movement for democratic rights. In this climate, while teaching and research in the fields of politics, economics and law came to the fore, there was a tendency to downplay the importance of teaching and research in science.
Nevertheless, the University's founders championed the founding principle of "Building a Better Future with Science", and advocated a movement of their own to promote science.
Efforts are also focused on laying the groundwork for pursuing internationally competitive research. In fact, many of our initiatives have been adopted by various programs of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The Tokyo University of Science will continue to press on to earn high esteem internationally in terms of both teaching and research excellence.
The Tokyo University of Science (TUS) has established a broad spectrum of research organizations to pursue science and develop new technologies. TUS is noted for its openness to multidisciplinary research, not only within its schools and departments, but also in its laboratories, institutes and research centers.
Tokyo University of Science aims to train people who will play a role in a series of innovations in the technological development and commercialization process based on the our achievements in the scientific and technological research.
TUS features a variety of top-class facilities. Cultural facilities include libraries in each campus and the Science and Technology Museum. Every TUS campus also features a range of athletic facilities to help maintain the health of students and members of the faculty.
Other TUS facilities range from the on-campus Student Training Center to those that exist beyond the borders of its campuses, such as the Daigo Training Center. These facilities are available for seminars, training events, or overnight club activities.
International students may apply for the TUS International dormitories or the privates dormitories arranged to provide housing at reasonable rents.If you (an international student) intends to occupy a private apartment, but cannot find a cosignatory, TUS will become your guarantor in the name of the Student Cervices Center
Tokyo University of Science has libraries in four different areas: Kagurazaka, Noda, Katsushika and Oshamambe. The university has a collection of about a million volumes-one of the largest collections among engineering universities in Japan. TUS also lends out more books than any other science and engineering university in the country, with a total of nearly 220,000 volumes checked out each year.
The use of electronic information continues to expand, particularly in the field of academic research, as it is not only easy to search but can be accessed around the clock from any location. TUS is also looking to develop its libraries so that they are even more useful to students and members of the faculty, and is moving towards a next-generation electronic library system.
All students on a student visa must register their address and obtain the National Health Insurance at the local office belonging to the district (city, ward, village) of their place of residence.
The University has four campuses:
Every TUS campus features a range of athletic facilities to help maintain the health of students and members of the faculty and build their strength. In addition to the standard physical education courses, athletic facilities throughout the university are available for extracurricular activities, social events, and a variety of other activities.