Tokyo Metropolitan University

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Tokyo, Japan | Public


The origin of Tokyo Metropolitan University was Prefectural Higher School established by Tokyo Prefecture in 1929 but later changed the name to current Tokyo Metropolitan in 1949. The Tokyo Metropolitan is a public research University and contains Faculties of Urban Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law and Politics, Business Administration, Science and Engineering, Urban Environmental Sciences, System Design, Health Sciences and has five campuses. Metropolitan has over 8500 students and close to 700 full-time academic staff.



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Tokyo Metropolitan University is located in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. With a population of close to 600 000 people, the city is located in foothills of the Okutama Mountains of western Tokyo near the two popular hiking places Mount Takao and Mount Jinba. Hachioji is mainly a commuter town and home to many large colleges and universities.


Facilities within the University are the Processing Facilities, Science and Technology Research Facilities, the Makino Herbarium, International House, Computer Center, and Information Processing Facilities, Ogasawara Field Research Station, External Facility in Fujimi-kogen Highlands (which is a beautiful two-story log house), and the Bangkok Office. Three large campuses Minami-Osawa, Hino and Arakawa Campus in which are libraries, gymnasium, auditorium and many other administrative buildings.

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There are three large campuses Minami-Osawa, Hino and Arakawa Campus. Tokyo Metropolitan University provides student accommodations in order to ensure that students have a positive environment conducive to learning. The university also provides off-campus accommodations for international students. Units of both types of housing are limited. There is, also, other housing like accommodations without the university's mediation and private apartments.


Every Faculty has its goal, for example, Faculty of Health Sciences is aiming for the creation of a vigorous longevity society by cultivating rich human nature and is developing professionals with a high-level of knowledge and skills. Faculty of Urban Liberal Arts the faculty combines the key parts of the faculties of law, science, economics,, and engineering. There are 695 full-time professors in the faculties.

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Tokyo Metropolitan University provides internships for their students, in early college years and senior year students with their pre-employment experience. The University aims to develop students' awareness about problems through real work experience in the capital city of Tokyo so that they can use their abilities to proactively confront problems. Each year the university provides a series of well-educated doctors, lawyers, engineers, and future politicians. The employment rate is around 99 percent.

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