The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university.From these beginnings, the University of Tokyo continued to merge with many different schools specializing in various fields, such as the Imperial College of Engineering and Tokyo School of Agriculture and Forestry, thereby growing into a comprehensive research university.
The University of Tokyo’s greatest strength lies in its educational and research excellence.The new discoveries made on its campuses today become excellent research that benefits society tomorrow. The University is a place where outstanding students and researchers cultivate each other’s skills while working together.
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.
Career Support Office is planning a variety of career related events for international students. International students are also very welcome to join any all-campus career events and use career counseling services at the Career Support Office.
If you have questions about your class, curriculum, examination or leaving the school, please ask the staff of your majored department. If you have questions about teacher's license, scholarships, or lost the student ID card, please contact the School Affairs Section
The University of Tokyo offers accommodations for international students and researchers as part of our efforts to promote international exchanges in the education and research fields.
Residences operated by the University are available at lower rents than equivalent private accommodations and furnished to the minimum level needed for new residents on arrival. Each residence is highly motivated to promote international exchanges and pursue activities to encourage communication among residents.
Private accommodation, on the other hand, enables you to secure housing at locations close to your campus that are convenient for shopping and amenities. However, you would have to bear a higher rent for such housing.
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 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.
The university is officially accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.
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