Saitama University

World University Rankings 2024
Japan University Rankings 2023
Asia University Rankings 2024
255 Shimo-Okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama City, Saitama, 338-8570, Japan

About Saitama University

Saitama University (SU) is located in the city of Saitama, close to Tokyo, in Japan.

Three universities – Saitama Normal School (established in 1873), Urawa Higher School (1921), and Saitama Youth Normal School (1922) – amalgamated to form Saitama University in 1949.

Its modern façade nestles amongst a green landscape. The active volcano Mount Fuji is believed to be sacred, and its silhouette is visible from campus on sunny days. Saitama city forms part of the commuter belt for employees based in Tokyo and is around two hours from the nearest airports, Haneda and Narita International.

There is much interaction between Departments. There are five undergraduate faculties: Liberal Arts; Education; Economics; Science; and Engineering. While the Engineering faculty has a wide range of speciality options, the Liberal Arts faculty offers a tight range of majors and courses: global governance studies; sociology and field studies; philosophy and history; European culture and American studies; and Japanese and Asian culture.

There is also a diverse international community as the university has exchange agreements in place with other institutions around the world, including Australia, Korea, India, and the United States. A number of courses are taught through English. However, for those who want to do their course in Japanese, the university does not offer language tutorials and requires any international applicants to have sufficient Japanese language skills to undertake a degree.

The library has a collection of over 850,000 books, magazines and newspapers, alongside extensive sports facilities. A martial arts hall, a Japanese archery field, six tennis courts and gymnastic halls are among the resources available.

One of the university’s most renowned graduates is Takaaki Kajita, who was co-awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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Key statistics

  • 32 : 68
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 6%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 15.3
    No. of students per staff
  • 40%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 8,321
    Number of FTE Students
  • ¥1,826
    Finance per Student (¥000s)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings and (2) 2023 Japan University Rankings

Subjects taught at Saitama University

  • Engineering & technology

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

    • Computer Science
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Physical sciences

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

    • Sociology
    • Geography
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Education

    • Education
  • Arts & humanities

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

    • Biological Sciences
  • Law

    • Law