Ibaraki University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
Japan University Rankings 2023
2-1-1, Bunkyo, Mito, Ibaraki, 310-8512, Japan

About Ibaraki University

Founded in 1949, the Ibaraki University (IU) was formed as the result of a merger between Mito High School (Mito Koto-Gakko), Ibaraki Normal School (Ibaraki Shihan-Gakko), Ibaraki Juvenile Normal School (Ibaraki Seinen Shihan-Gakko) and Taga Technical Specialists’ College (Tage Kogyo Senmon-Gakko).

It began with three colleges: the college of literature and science, the college of education and the college of engineering, but has now developed to comprise five undergraduate colleges and four graduate schools.

Located in Mito, Ibaraki, Kanto, Japan, IU has three campuses: Mito campus in Bunkyo, where the college of humanities and science, and education and science is based. The Hitachi Campus, in Hitachi, home to the college of engineering and the Ami Campus, in Ami, Inashiki, which is home to the college of agriculture. All are in the Ibaraki prefecture.

IU is also home to the Izura Institute of Arts and Culture, established to commemorate Tenshin Okakura, the globally renowned founder of modern Japanese arts. It specialises in research into the humanities and social sciences and holds a variety of events throughout the year, from tea gatherings to special guest lectures. Nagayamon (Okakura’s former house) and Rokkakudo are also located on the premises, both of which are registered cultural properties.

The Ibaraki Prefecture is in the Northern part of the Kanto region, which is in the central area of the Japanese archipelago. Mito is the prefectural capital and is 100km from Tokyo’s centre, as well as the Narita International Airport.

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Key statistics

  • 7,741
    Number of FTE Students
  • 34 : 66
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 3%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 14.8
    No. of students per staff
  • ¥1,714
    Finance per Student (¥000s)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings and (2) 2023 Japan University Rankings

Subjects taught at Ibaraki University

  • Arts & humanities

    • Archaeology
    • Architecture
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
  • Life sciences

    • Sport Science
    • Veterinary Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Biological Sciences
  • Education

    • Education
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Chemistry
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Physics & Astronomy
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Geography
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Engineering & technology

    • Chemical Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Law

    • Law