The University of Tokyo
The University of Tokyo

Continente: Asia

Country: Japan

Address: 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo, 113-8654, Japan

Web Site: www.u-tokyo.ac.jp



About The University of Tokyo:

Established in 1877 as the first imperial university, the University of Tokyo is one of Japan’s most storied and prestigious higher education establishments. In 2011, the university, which is nicknamed Todai, was ranked second in the world behind Harvard for the number of alumni in CEO positions at Fortune 500 companies. Also, 15 of Japan’s 62 prime ministers were educated at the University of Tokyo, and five alumni have gone on to become astronauts. Tokyo consists of 10 faculties and 15 graduate schools, and has 30,000 students enrolled, of which 2,100 are from overseas. Unusually for a Japanese university, it also runs undergraduate programs taught entirely in English: the International Program on Japan in East Asia and the International Program on Environmental Sciences. In 2014, the university’s School of Science introduced an all-English undergraduate transfer program called Global Science Course. Todai has five campuses, in the districts of Hongō, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane and Nakano. Tokyo is a vibrant metropolis with a distinct urban character and unique culture that is ideal for growing minds and youthful adventure. The main Hongo campus occupies the former estate of the Maeda family, once the feudal lords of Kaga Province. It therefore attracts tourists due to landmarks such as Akamon (the Red Gate) and the majestic Yasuda Auditorium. It’s also where UTokyo’s annual May festival is held. The other campuses have more modern features. Komaba campus ¬– home to the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences – is home to 7,000 freshmen and sophomores. The undergraduate experience at the University of Tokyo is unique as it’s the only Japanese university with a system of two years of general education before students choose their major. The campus has been designated a "center of excellence" for three new areas of research by Japan’s Ministry of Education and Science.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 13 12 14 14 16 17 17 19 20 23 26 31

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 17 19 16 16 98 25 29 31 39 43 54
Engineering - 12 14 14 19 16 21 26 36 42 52 61
Life Sciences - 17 17 17 19 19 20 26 29 32 38 46
Clinical Medicine - 74 83 88 98 88 93 111 115 126 138 135
Natural Sciences - 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 8 8 10
Social Sciences - 225 268 242 268 - 228 219 244 263 270 287

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 128 98 101 101 121 130 137 155
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 24 18 18 29 28 33 47 54 72
Chemistry - - - 2 4 3 3 3 9 17 18 21
Civil Engineering - - - 28 56 51 52 66 93 107 101 106
Computer Science - - - 40 36 40 57 55 65 85 112 146
Electrical Engineering - - - 32 24 27 36 35 40 47 74 91
Environment / Ecology - - - - 92 89 92 104 103 124 119 135
Geosciences - - - 11 8 7 7 8 9 18 19 19
Materials Science - - - 13 16 13 15 20 29 33 41 41
Mathematics - - - 46 30 36 50 51 70 61 82 72
Mechanical Engineering - - - 44 33 25 31 44 51 63 94 107
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 15 25 35 50 50 57 97
Physics - - - 4 4 4 4 5 6 8 8 8
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 5 6 6 10 9 10 14 21