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The University of Tokyo
東京大学
Latin: Universitas Tociensis
Established1877
TypeNational
PresidentMakoto Gonokami
(五神真)
Academic staff2,209 full-time
276 part-time (2017)[1]
Students28,253 (2017)[2]
Undergraduates14,002
Postgraduates14,251
Doctoral students5,771
Other students804 research students
LocationBunkyō, Tokyo, Japan
CampusUrban
Former namesImperial University (1886–1897)
Tokyo Imperial University (1897–1947)
ColorsLight Blue      
Athletics46 varsity teams
Websitewww.u-tokyo.ac.jp

University of Tokyo (東京大学 Tōkyō daigaku?), also known as Tōdai (東大?), is a university in Tokyo, Japan.[3]

History

The modern university was established in 1877. It merged older government schools for medicine and Western learning.[4]

In 1866, the name was changed to Imperial University (帝國大學 Teikoku daigaku?).[4]

In 1897, the name became Tokyo Imperial University (東京帝國大學 Tōkyō teikoku daigaku?).[4]

After the end of World War II, the early name of the school was restored.

Organization

The University of Tokyo has 10 faculties (schools for undergraduate students)[5] and 15 graduate schools.[6]

Faculties and Colleges

Graduate Schools

  • Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
  • Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
  • Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
  • Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies
  • Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
  • Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences

Research Institutes

The University of Tokyo has the following research institutes[13].

Non-Scientific Institutes

  • Institute of Oriental Culture
  • Institute of Social Science

Scientific Institutes

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

Notable alumni

National leaders

Many prime ministers of Japan have studied at University of Tokyo.[14]

Novel Prize receivers

Seven alumni of University of Tokyo have received the Nobel Prize.

Others

Other graduates also include Masao Iri, Masatake Mori, Masaaki Sugihara and Toshio Irie.[15]

Related pages

References

  1. "Academic and Administrative Staff". https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/about/staff_numbers.html. Retrieved 2018-12-04. 
  2. "Enrollment". https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/about/enrollment.html. Retrieved 2018-12-04. 
  3. University of Tokyo (Todai), About the University of Tokyo; retrieved 2012-4-17.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Todai, History; retrieved 2012-4-17.
  5. "The University of Tokyo". http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/academics/faculties.html. Retrieved 15 November 2018. 
  6. "The University of Tokyo". http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/academics/graduate_schools.html. Retrieved 15 November 2018. 
  7. Ichimura, K., Nibu, K. I., & Tanaka, T. (1997). Nerve paralysis after surgery in the submandibular triangle: review of University of Tokyo Hospital experience. Head & neck, 19(1), 48-53.
  8. Sora, S., Ueki, K., Saito, N., Kawahara, N., Shitara, N., & Kirino, T. (2001). Incidence of von Hippel-Lindau disease in hemangioblastoma patients: the University of Tokyo Hospital experience from 1954–1998. Acta neurochirurgica, 143(9), 893-896.
  9. Ohe, K., & Kaihara, S. (1996). Implementation of HL7 to client-server hospital information system (HIS) in the University of Tokyo Hospital. Journal of medical systems, 20(4), 197-205.
  10. Togashi, J., Akamastu, N., & Kokudo, N. (2016). Living donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma at the University of Tokyo Hospital. Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition, 5(5), 399.
  11. Akamatsu, N., & Kokudo, N. (2016, May). Living liver donor selection and resection at the University of Tokyo Hospital. In Transplantation Proceedings (Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 998-1002). Elsevier.
  12. Tsubaki, T., Orii, T., & Sugiura, M. (1990). Utilization of a computerized system at the pharmacy department of the University of Tokyo Hospital--impact of prescription order entry and computerized dispensing system. Japan-hospitals: the Journal of the Japan Hospital Association, 9, 61-67.
  13. "Departments". The University of Tokyo. http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index/c00_e.html. 
  14. Daigaku-ranking.net, 大学別総理大臣リスト (in Japanese); retrieved 2012-4-17.
  15. "Historical Figures". Birth of the Japanese Constitution. National Diet Library of Japan. http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/etc/figures.html. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 

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