University of Tokyo


May 21, 2022

The University of Tokyo (English: The University of Tokyo) is a national university in Japan headquartered in 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. It was installed in 1877. The abbreviation of the university is the University of Tokyo.


The University of Tokyo as a whole

The University of Tokyo was established as the first modern university in Japan, following the systems of Western countries.


The University of Tokyo does not have a founding spirit that was clearly stated at the time of its founding. However, with the incorporation of a national university, the "University of Tokyo Charter" has now been established. The University of Tokyo Charter was enacted by the Council of Experts within the University for the purpose of publicly clarifying the mission of the university and clarifying the path to be pursued. It advocates the emphasis on liberal arts education (educational education) as the basis of undergraduate education.

Outline of Education and Research

Education and Research and Campus

The University of Tokyo has different educational and research contents for each of the three main campuses. In terms of educational content, it is divided into the Komaba Campus, which mainly conducts liberal arts courses, the Hongo Campus, which provides specialized education, and the Kashiwa Campus, which mainly conducts graduate school courses. In terms of research content, it is divided into the Komaba Campus, which conducts interdisciplinary research, the Hongo Campus, which conducts research in traditional academic fields, and the Kashiwa Campus, which conducts research in new academic fields. Such a campus division system is a rare form compared to other universities, which often divide campuses by faculty. Furthermore, it is rare for universities in Japan to have a separate liberal arts course at the time of admission to the undergraduate school.

Liberal Arts Education

As mentioned above, the emphasis on liberal arts education is a major feature of the University of Tokyo's education. Liberal arts education courses are offered in the first half of the Faculty of Liberal Arts, and all faculties, graduate schools, and research institutes of the University of Tokyo participate in the courses. The College of Liberal Arts, which I am mainly in charge of, applied for a unique university education support program in which each university can apply only once for "promotion of creative cooperation between liberal arts education and advanced graduate research". It is said that it is a manifestation of the importance.


As of December 2021, the University of Tokyo officially recognized 13 Nobel laureates and 18 University of Tokyo-related award winners, 12 of whom have been awarded a bachelor's degree (Bachelor's degree). Eight graduates have been awarded a degree, and seven have been awarded a doctoral degree).

University evaluation

Quacquarelli Symonds' QS World University Rankings 2022, which is one of the global indicators of university evaluation, ranked 23rd in the overall score, 0.1 points behind the 22nd-ranked University of Hong Kong (domestic). No. 1 in college). By evaluation index, it is one of the eight schools in the world that achieved a perfect score in Academic Reputation, and is the only one in Asia. In Employer Reputation (reputation from employers), it won the 10th place in the world (note that the scores of the ratio of international students and the ratio of foreign teachers regarding internationalization are still low). In "THE World University Ranking 2021-2022" (2021) by Times Higher Education, the world ranking is 35th with a tie and 5th in Asia. In addition, in "THE World University Rankings Japan Version 2022", where Times Higher Education collaborates with Benesse to announce the evaluation of Japanese universities, Osaka University and Tokyo, which are ranked third in the tie.