The University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo

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The University of Tokyo was established in the year 1877 as the first national university. It is a public research university located in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan and it is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan.

The University of Tokyo was ranked 1st during 2006-2010 in the ranking “Truly Strong Universities” by Toyo Keizai. The university was also ranked by the Japanese Prep school Kawaijuku as the best university in Japan and it is ranked the second best university in the world behind Harvard University by the Professional Ranking of World Universities. The university is officially accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.



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The University of Tokyo is located in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. It has three main campuses named Hongo campus, Komaba campus and Shirokaneda campus.


The university's Hongo Campus has a lot of historic buildings including Yasuda Auditorium and the campus occupies the former estate of the Maeda family, Edo period feudal lords of Kaga Province. You will also find other registered cultural heritage sites such as the Main Gate, including the porter's lodge; building 1,2, and 3 of the Faculty of Law and Letters, the building housing the Faculty of Engineering(Reppin-kan); and building 1 of the Faculty of Engineering. All campus buildings, except for the front gate were fashioned by Yoshikazu Uchida in the gothic style known as Uchida Gothic.

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The University provides well-equipped dormitories and other residential options for international students, and researchers in the area. Housing facilities are also maintained and support is given to the residents by the institution to ensure that they feel safe and comfortable. Two types of accommodation are offered by the university and that is residences given by the institution/apartments plus flats rented by private businesses. The residences given by the university are quite cheaper plus they are well furnished and suitable enough for the students to feel comfortable but the private accommodation is a bit expensive because they are privately owned residences.


The University of Tokyo has the total number of 5,779 administrative staff and 2,429 full-time academic staff plus 175 part-time academic staff. The quality of teaching is absolutely the best and the institution uses top-class educational facilities which result in academic excellence. The University of Tokyo is also organized into 10 faculties and  15 graduate schools.

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About 15 Prime Ministers have studied in the University of Tokyo, and most of the University’s graduates are already employed earning good salaries, the institution also has a Career Support Office which provides employment information and Career counselling, while also planning and running various career-related seminar and events.

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