Juntendo University

801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2020
University Impact Ranking 2019
93 rd
Japan University Rankings 2020
2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8421, Japan

Juntendo was originally founded in 1838 as a Dutch School of Medicine at a time when Western medical education was not yet embedded as a normal part of Japanese society.   With the creation of Juntendo, the founders hoped to create a place where people could come together with the shared goal of helping society through the powers of medical education and practices.  Their aspirations led to the establishment of Juntendo Hospital, the first private hospital in Japan.  Through the years the institution's experience and perspective as an institution of higher education and a place of clinical practice has enabled Juntendo University to play an integral role in the shaping of Japanese medical education and practices.  Along the way the focus of the institution has also expanded, now consisting of six undergraduate programs and six graduate programs, the university specializes in the fields of health and sports science, nursing health care and sciences, international liberal arts and health science, as well as medicine. Today, Juntendo University continues to pursue innovative approaches to international level education and research with the goal of applying the results to society.

One of Japan’s leading medical schools, Juntendo University was founded about 180 years ago. Headquartered in Tokyo, it currently operates 4 campuses and 6 associated hospitals.






The principle of “Jin” or “Compassion”, has been passed down since its founding, and has greatly contributed not only to Japanese medicine, but the sports world as well.    

What are the strengths of Juntendo?  

  • Heal the body which is ill.
  • Build a body which does not become ill.


A combination of contrasting research on Athletes and patients results in Health Creation. This work has garnered high acclaim worldwide for contributing to the “Good Health & Well-being” section of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3)
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.


Our university is the only school in the country that declares itself a “Total Health University and Graduate School”. Through education, research, medical care and practice, we contribute to the society and human resources of Japan. Our medical practices are undoubtedly the world's top class. We study the etiology and pathology of rare and incurable diseases. R&D on new treatment methods including genome analysis and iPS cells are underway. Today, our young researchers are taking the lead, using MRI to work on Parkinson's, dementia, and more.


HATTORI Nobutaka
Juntendo University Chair and Professor
Dean of the Graduate School of Medicine
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Our university’s student body and alumni are comprised of many world-class athletes. We not only strive to provide them the best support in improving their skills, but also conduct basic research on their physicality to support their overall health. I believe that’s one of our strengths.  

Sport Science is an extremely broad field. How to help an injured person recover faster? How to use sports to prevent a person from becoming sick? We want to support peoples’ health from a different perspective than only medicine. This is our concept of Sport Science.


NAITO Hisashi
Juntendo University Dean Professor
Graduate School of Health and Sports Science
Institute of Health and Sports Science & Medicine

We want to be pioneers in cutting-edge medicine. That keeps Juntendo University the top runners in any era. We labor earnestly with that strong spirit of unwavering progress for the health of all people.

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Key statistics

  • 4,953
    Number of FTE Students
  • 0.8
    Percentage of International Students
  • 3.0
    No. of students per staff
  • ¥4,361
    Finance per Student (¥000s)
  • 53 : 47
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 Japan University Rankings and (2) 2020 World University Rankings


Subjects taught at Juntendo University