The University of Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan
The University of Tokyo, also known as "UTokyo", was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity.



The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 and is the oldest national university in Japan.


The University of Tokyo's undergraduate education emphasizes the liberal arts for the acquisition of strong communication skills, a strong ethical framework, and interdisciplinary awareness, together creating a solid framework for specialized knowledge. Volunteer activities, internships and other off-campus experiences are an increasingly important part of a University of Tokyo education.

The graduate schools of the University of Tokyo provide an optimal environment for intensive studies, and, with our university-wide research centers, students are able to gain the most specialized knowledge in their fields. In this way, the University of Tokyo combines the best of liberal arts education with professional education.


The University of Tokyo strives to carry out world-class research in pursuit of academic excellence and to contribute to the accumulation and diversity of human knowledge. By active translation of research result to society, the University of Tokyo aims to support deeper and broader understanding of our research activities within society in general, and to contribute to the realization of peaceful and fair international and local society.

Research Activities:
  • Todai Institutes for Advanced Study (TODIAS)
  • Global COE Program
  • FIRST Program
  • ASNET (Asian Studies Network)
  • Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS)
  • Program of Gerontological Research
  • Research Cooperation with Industry


Students who graduate from the University of Tokyo have many career options available to them at renowned companies worldwide.


Services include:

  • Visa Consulting Service
  • Health Service Centers
  • Center for Japanese Language Education
  • Student Counseling Center
  • The University Career Center

Student Life

International activities at the University of Tokyo are intended to ensure that the University is able to thrive in the face of competition from universities within Japan and around the globe, while at the same time benefiting the international community as a whole through collaboration with the world's leading institutions aiming at creating new knowledge for humankind. The construction of an internationally attractive environment for education and research is in part founded on relationships with other universities.

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