Juntendo University is a multi-disciplinary university in Japan with a focus on medical research. The university has campuses in Tokyo, Mishima, and two in the northern Chiba prefecture.
The Juntendo University Main Hospital was founded in 1838, and was the first hospital in Japan to adopt Westernised medical practice. It’s prowess has continued over centuries, and was the first Japanese medical facility to be awarded accreditation by the Joint Commission International, an American not-for-profit organisation that assesses safety and quality care standards.
Today there are no less than six hospitals in Japan affiliated with Juntendo.
As well as offering a wide range of doctoral degrees, clinical observation and short term research fellowships are among the educational opportunities offered to training medical professionals at Juntendo.
The Faculty of Medicine orchestrates study abroad opportunities at Juntendo, though placements are also available through the faculties of Sports Science, Health Care and Nursing. For international students who wish to study at Juntendo, the university offers Japanese language lessons at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Students can apply for placements at Juntendo for periods ranging from six months to four years or even longer, and may use the International Office for assistance in adapting to a life in Japan.
As well as its scientific base, Juntendo has an established Faculty of International Arts offering undergraduate courses. The faculty offers a summer programme in which students wishing to visit the nation may spend a short time in Tokyo to experience Japanese culture and language.
There is also a long history of excellence in sports at Juntendo. Ryōhei Katō and Yusuke Tanaka, gymnasts who both won silver in the 2012 Olympics and gold in the 2016 Olympics for the men’s artistic team all round, studied and trained at the university.