The University of Tokyo


Continente:
Asia
Country:
Japan Japan
Address:
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo, 113-8654, Japan
Web Site:
www.u-tokyo.ac.jp
The University of Tokyo


About The University of Tokyo:

Established in 1877 as the first imperial university, the University of Tokyo is one of Japan’s most storied and prestigious higher education establishments. In 2011, the university, which is nicknamed Todai, was ranked second in the world behind Harvard for the number of alumni in CEO positions at Fortune 500 companies. Also, 15 of Japan’s 62 prime ministers were educated at the University of Tokyo, and five alumni have gone on to become astronauts. Tokyo consists of 10 faculties and 15 graduate schools, and has 30,000 students enrolled, of which 2,100 are from overseas. Unusually for a Japanese university, it also runs undergraduate programs taught entirely in English: the International Program on Japan in East Asia and the International Program on Environmental Sciences. In 2014, the university’s School of Science introduced an all-English undergraduate transfer program called Global Science Course. Todai has five campuses, in the districts of Hongō, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane and Nakano. Tokyo is a vibrant metropolis with a distinct urban character and unique culture that is ideal for growing minds and youthful adventure. The main Hongo campus occupies the former estate of the Maeda family, once the feudal lords of Kaga Province. It therefore attracts tourists due to landmarks such as Akamon (the Red Gate) and the majestic Yasuda Auditorium. It’s also where UTokyo’s annual May festival is held. The other campuses have more modern features. Komaba campus ¬– home to the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences – is home to 7,000 freshmen and sophomores. The undergraduate experience at the University of Tokyo is unique as it’s the only Japanese university with a system of two years of general education before students choose their major. The campus has been designated a "center of excellence" for three new areas of research by Japan’s Ministry of Education and Science.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 13 12 14 14 16 17 17 19 20 23 26 31 28 37 40

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 17 19 16 16 98 25 29 31 39 43 54 56 63 79
Engineering 12 14 14 19 16 21 26 36 42 52 61 68 75 85
Life Sciences 17 17 17 19 19 20 26 29 32 38 46 54 55 49
Medicine 74 83 88 98 88 93 111 115 126 138 135 141 138 148
Natural Sciences 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 8 8 10 8 10 10
Social Sciences 225 268 242 268 - 228 219 244 263 270 287 247 250 290

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 128 98 101 101 121 130 137 155 184 206 222
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 31 33 35
Chemistry 4 3 3 3 9 17 18 21 24 31 38
Chemical Engineering 18 18 29 28 33 47 54 72 74 99 119
Civil Engineering 56 51 52 66 93 107 101 106 109 135 107
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 137 140 151
Computer Science 36 40 57 55 65 85 112 146 154 150 190
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 266 260 -
Electrical Engineering 24 27 36 35 40 47 74 91 111 110 109
Environment / Ecology 92 89 92 104 103 124 119 135 116 127 134
Geosciences 8 7 7 8 9 18 19 19 21 21 17
Immunology - - - - - - - - 82 95 114
Materials Science 16 13 15 20 29 33 41 41 37 55 60
Mathematics 30 36 50 51 70 61 82 72 78 90 96
Mechanical Engineering 33 25 31 44 51 63 94 107 109 115 121
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 42 50 75
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 39 42 35
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 113 134 130
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 15 25 35 50 50 57 97 97 124 152
Physics 4 4 4 5 6 8 8 8 5 5 5
Plant & Animal Science 5 6 6 10 9 10 14 21 22 22 26
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 264 - 286
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 214 232 258
Space Science - - - - - - - - 6 8 7
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 86
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 147
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 56