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The University of Tokyo
東京大学

Latin: Universitas Tokiensis
Established 1877
Type: Public (National)
President: Hiroshi Komiyama
Faculty: 2,429 full-time
175 part-time[1]
Staff: 5,779
Students: 28,071[2]
Undergraduates: 14,471
Postgraduates: 13,600
Doctoral students: 12,668
Location Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan
Campus: Urban
Colors: Light Blue
Mascot: None
Athletics: 46 varsity teams
Affiliations: IARU, APRU, AEARU, AGS, BESETOHA, Tokyo Six Universities
Website: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/
The place of the establishment of the University of Tokyo
The place of the establishment of the University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo (東京大学 Tōkyō daigaku?), abbreviated as Todai (東大 Tōdai?), is one of the leading research universities in Japan. Todai (from 灯台, todai, meaning lighthouse) is a Japanese all you can eat buffet restaurant. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... A national university is a university created or run by a national government and might or might not be autonomous from government interference. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Komiya Yamahiro source: Free encyclopedia [uikipedeia] (Wikipedia) movement: Navigation, Yamahiro search Komiya (included and [ma] Hiroshi, man, 1944 December 15th -), the Japanese engineering person. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... This article is about work. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Aquatint of a Doctor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, in the scarlet and black academic robes corresponding to his position. ... Location of Bunkyo-ku in Tokyo. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) was launched in January 2006 as a leading co-operative network of 10 international research-intensive universities. ... The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (or APRU) is an organisation of leading universities from around the Pacific Rim. ... The Association of East Asian Research Universities, established in 1996 by nine universities of East Asian region, is now the organisation of 17 universities. ... BESETOHA is a forum in which four representative East Asian Universities— Peking University, Seoul National University, Vietnam National University Hanoi and the University of Tokyo—meet to discuss the present state and future directions of university education, basic education and educational culture. ... Tokyo six universities (東京六大学,Tōkyō roku daigaku) are prominent universities in Tokyo: Tokyo, Waseda, Keio, Hosei, Meiji, and Rikkyo (St Pauls) universities that compete amongst themselves in a baseball tournament (Tokyo six universities baseball, 東京六大学野球 Tōkyō roku daigaku yakyÅ«). Cheerleaders (応援団, ÅŒendan) work themselves and sometimes others in the audience... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 1024 pixel, file size: 641 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Ich machte dieses Foto von mir in 2006. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 1024 pixel, file size: 641 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Ich machte dieses Foto von mir in 2006. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ...


The University has 10 faculties with a total of around 30,000 students, some 2,100 of them foreign. Its five campuses are in Hongō, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane and Nakano. A faculty is a division within a university. ... Hongō (本郷) is a district of Tokyo located in Bunkyō Ward, due north of the Imperial Palace and west of Ueno. ... Komaba-Todaimae Station is a railway station in Meguro ward, Tokyo, Japan. ... Kashiwa (柏市 Kashiwa-shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... The Queens Isetan(クイーンズ伊勢丹) Meiji Gakuin University(明治学院大学) Koban (gold coin) Shirokane (白金) is a district in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ...

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History

The university was founded by the Meiji government in 1877 under its current name by amalgamating older government schools for medicine and Western learning. It was renamed "the Imperial University (帝國大學 Teikoku daigaku?)" in 1886, and then Tokyo Imperial University (東京帝國大學 Tōkyō teikoku daigaku?) in 1887 when the Imperial University system was created. In 1947, after Japan's defeat in World War II, it assumed the original name again. With the start of the new university system in 1949, Todai swallowed up the former First Higher School (today's Komaba campus) and the former Tokyo Higher School, which henceforth assumed the duty of teaching first and second-year undergraduates, while the faculties on Hongo main campus took care of third and fourth-year students. The Meiji period ), or Meiji era, denotes the 45-year reign of Emperor Meiji, running, in the Gregorian calendar, from 23 October 1868 to 30 July 1912. ... The title Imperial university should literally denote a university established under an empire, however many universities have adopted the title simply to add a sense of prestige or lineage. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


The University of Tokyo has since 2004 been incorporated as a "national university corporation" under a new law which applies to all national universities.[clarify]


While nearly all academic disciplines are taught at the University, it is perhaps best known for its faculties of science, law, and literature (i.e., faculty of letters).[citation needed] // An academic discipline, or field of study, is a branch of knowledge which is taught or researched at the college or university level. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Literature (disambiguation). ...


Furthermore, the law department has produced many Japanese politicians, though the power of the department has been gradually decreasing. For example; the ratio of its alumni in prime ministers is 2/3, 1/2, 1/4, 1/5 and 1/6 in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s respectively.[citation needed] For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... This is a historical list of individuals who have served as Prime Minister of Japan. ...


The University of Tokyo is widely thought of as being one of the most prestigious schools over many areas while its rival schools are the other six of the Seven Universities, which were Imperial Universities before World War II, especially Kyoto University. In science, Kyoto University has produced more Nobel prize winners. One of the presidents of Tokyo Imperial University was Kikuchi Dairoku. The National Seven Universities ) is formally used to refer to seven public institutions of higher education located in Japan. ... The title Imperial university should literally denote a university established under an empire, however many universities have adopted the title simply to add a sense of prestige or lineage. ... Kyoto University ), abbreviated to Kyodai ) is a national coeducational research university in Kyoto, Japan. ... Kyoto University ), abbreviated to Kyodai ) is a national coeducational research university in Kyoto, Japan. ... Kikuchi Dairoku as a professor at Tokyo Imperial University (now the University of Tokyo) Kikuchi Dairoku (菊池大麓 Kikuchi Dairoku, March 17, 1855 - August 19, 1917) was born in Edo, the second son of Mitsukuri Shuhei. ...


Organization

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Faculties

Akamon (the Red Gate).
Akamon (the Red Gate).
Yasuda Auditorium on the University of Tokyo's Hongō Campus.
Yasuda Auditorium on the University of Tokyo's Hongō Campus.
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Letters
  • Science
  • Agriculture
  • Economics
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Education
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Graduate schools

  • Humanities and Sociology
  • Education
  • Law and Politics
  • Economics
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Frontier Sciences
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Interdisciplinary Information Studies
  • Public Policy

Research institutes

  • Institute of Medical Science
  • Earthquake Research Institute
  • Institute of Oriental Culture
  • Institute of Social Science
  • Institute of Industrial Science
  • Historiographical Institute
  • Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
  • Institute for Cosmic Ray Research
  • Institute for Solid State Physics
  • Ocean Research Institute
  • Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology

Academic rankings

In the 2006 THES - QS World University Rankings, the University was placed 19th in the world and 2nd in Asia.[3] The THES - QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings around the world, published by The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). ...


The 2005 "ARWU" rankings, drawn up by Shanghai Jiao Tong University placed the University of Tokyo first in the Asia Pacific region in terms of quality of scientific research leading towards a Nobel Prize.[4] // One of the well known rankings, THES - QS publishes an annual report about world rankings. ... Shanghai Jiao Tong University (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; abbreviated Jiao Da (交大) or SJTU), located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities in China. ... The Nobel Prize (Swedish: ) was established in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, and it was first awarded in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace in 1901. ...


In the University ranking published by The Times Higher Education Supplement, it was ranked the 17th in the world and the 1st in the Asia, followed by University of Hong Kong. The Times Higher Education Supplement, also known as The Times Higher or The THES for short, is a newspaper based in London that reports specifically on issues related to higher education. ... The University of Hong Kong (commonly abbreviated as HKU, pronounced as Hong Kong U) is the oldest and most prestigious tertiary institution in Hong Kong. ...


Campus

The main Hongo campus occupies the former estate of the Maeda family, Edo period feudal lords of Kaga Province. The university's best known landmark, Akamon (the Red Gate) is a relic of this era. The symbol of the university is the ginkgo leaf, from the abundant trees throughout the area. Maeda (前田 lit. ... The Edo period ), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1868. ... The article incorporates text from OpenHistory. ... Species G. biloba L. The Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba; 銀杏 in Chinese), frequently misspelled as Gingko, and also known as the Maidenhair Tree, is a unique tree with no close living relatives. ...

Sanshiro Pond

Sanshiro Pond detail, Tokyo University's Hongō campus.
Sanshiro Pond detail, Tokyo University's Hongō campus.

Sanshiro Pond (三四郎池 Sanshirō ike?), in the heart of the university's Hongo campus, dates to 1615. After the fall of the Osaka Castle, the Shogun gave this pond and its surrounding garden to Maeda Toshitsune. As Maeda Tsunanori further developed the garden, it became known as one of the most beautiful gardens in Edo (now Tokyo), with the traditional eight landscapes and eight borders, but also known for its originality in its artificial pond, hills, and pavilions. It was at that time known as Ikutoku-en (Garden of Teaching Virtue). The pond's contours are in the shape of the character kokoro or shin (heart), and thus its official name is Ikutoku-en Shinjiike. However it has been commonly called Sanshiro Pond since the publication of Natsume Sōseki's novel Sanshiro. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2471x1829, 1019 KB) Summary Detail of Sanshiro Pond, Tokyo Universitys Hongo campus, Tokyo, Japan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2471x1829, 1019 KB) Summary Detail of Sanshiro Pond, Tokyo Universitys Hongo campus, Tokyo, Japan. ... Osaka Castle Osaka Castle (大坂城・大阪城; ÅŒsaka-jō) is a castle in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan. ... Maeda Toshitsune (前田 利常, 1593 - 1658) is a brother to Maeda Toshinaga. ... Maeda Tsunanori ) (December 26, 1643-June 29, 1724) was a Japanese daimyo of the early Edo period who ruled the Kaga Domain. ... Edo (Japanese: , literally: bay-door, estuary, pronounced //), once also spelled Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of the Japanese capital Tokyo. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Natsume Soseki on the former 1000 yen note. ...


Notable alumni and faculty members

Main article: List of University of Tokyo people

University of Tokyo has produced many notable people. Six Japanese Prime Ministers have studied at University of Tokyo. // Basil Hall Chamberlain Dairoku Kikuchi Aoyama Tanemichi (青山胤通) Koganei Yoshikiyo (小金井良精) Anatomist and anthropologist in Meiji era. ...


See also

Gakushi-Kaikan Chiyoda ku, Tokyo Kanda Nishiki-cho The annex of Gakushi-Kaikan located in the University of Tokyo Gakushi-kai (学士会) is alumni society consists of bachelor, master, doctor, professor, associate professor and president of Kyu-Teikoku daigaku. ... The Imperial College of Engineering (ICE or Kobu Daigakko 工部大学校) was founded at Tokyo in 1873 though its predecessor the Kogakuryo 工学寮 existed from 1871. ... Kikuchi Dairoku as a professor at Tokyo Imperial University (now the University of Tokyo) Kikuchi Dairoku (菊池大麓 Kikuchi Dairoku, March 17, 1855 - August 19, 1917) was born in Edo, the second son of Mitsukuri Shuhei. ... The Koishikawa Botanical Gardens 小石川植物園 (40 acres, 16 hectares) are botanical gardens with arboretum operated by the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science. ... The Nikko Botanical Garden 日光植物園 (26 acres, 10. ... The University of Tokyo Library consists of the General Library, Komaba Library, Kashiwa Library, and more than 60 faculty/institution libraries in various academic fields. ...

References

  1. ^ The University of Tokyo [Organization Number of Students / Personnel]. Retrieved on 2007-06-14.
  2. ^ The University of Tokyo [Number of Students Enrollment]. Retrieved on 2007-06-14.
  3. ^ THES - QS World University Rankings 2006 - Top 200 Universities. Retrieved on 2007-06-14.
  4. ^ Top 100 Asia Pacific Universities. Retrieved on 2007-06-14.

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