Tokyo Metropolitan University

Japan

401-500th

World University Rankings 2017

401-500th

World University Rankings 2017

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More about Tokyo Metropolitan University

TMU is a public university in Tokyo, the host city for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020.

All of the campuses of TMU are located in Tokyo Prefecture, and it takes about 30 minutes by train from central Tokyo to the Minami-Osawa Campus (the main campus), which offers an excellent learning environment with lush greenery.

Currently, a total of 9,300 students (about 7,000 undergraduate students and about 2,300 graduate students) are enrolled at TMU, and about 680 faculty members are employed. Many excellent researchers are employed at TMU, achieving significant growth in the fields of research. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014, TMU received the highest score of 100.0 for “citations.”

TMU has four faculties with 28 divisions and six graduate schools with 30 departments, offering a wide range of education and research fields.

Basic Mission & Priority Issues

TMU provides opportunities for learning and research in a broad range of areas and highly specialized sciences, and collaborates with industry to produce results relevant to mega cities, nurture humanity and creativity and improve society.

In order to fulfill our mission, we focus on the following priority issues common to mega cities:

  1. Improving the urban environment
  2. Creating a highly intellectual society with a dynamic industrial structure
  3. Realizing a society of vitality and longevity

Topics

TMU enjoys high global reputation in terms of research achievements. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015, TMU received the highest score of 100.0 for “citations.”

In 2012, Professor Masatake Haruta was selected as a Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate as a possible winner of the Nobel Prize for his “independent foundational discoveries of catalysis by gold.”

Area of Study

Undergraduate:
Social Studies
Psychology and Pedagogy
Humanities and Intercultural Studies
Law
Politics
Business Administration
Economics
Mathematical Sciences
Physics
Chemistry
Biological Sciences
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Urban Policy
Geography
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Architecture and Urban Studies
Applied Chemistry
Nature- and Culture-based Tourism
Human Mechatronics Systems
Information and Communication Systems
Aerospace Engineering
Management Systems Engineering
Industrial Art
Nursing Sciences
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Radiological Sciences

Graduate:
Behavioral Social Science
Human Sciences
Philosophy, History and Cultural Studies
Intercultural Studies
Law and Politics
Law School
Business Administration
Mathematics and Information Sciences
Physics
Chemistry
Biological Sciences
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Geography
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Architecture and Building Engineering
Urban Science
Applied Chemistry
Tourism Science
Human Mechatronics Systems
Information and Communication Systems
Aerospace Engineering
Management Systems Engineering
Industrial Art
Nursing Sciences
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Radiological Sciences
Frontier Health Sciences
Health Promotion Sciences

Facilities for International Students

Accommodations

  • University Accommodations
    TMU provides student accommodations in order to ensure that students have a positive environment conducive to learning. The University also provides off-campus accommodations for international students.
  • ReENT TAMADAIRA International Student House
    ReENT TAMADAIRA International Student House is aiming at promoting the exchange of different culture and fostering internationally-minded persons who can participate actively in a global society through the community life of exchange students and Japanese students.

Other Facilities

  • International Exchange Room
    The International Exchange Room is a multi-purpose facility where international students can study Japanese and interact with Japanese students, university staff and people from local community. In addition, this room has equipment for video conferencing and multi-media teaching materials. International Students are encouraged to make frequent use of this room for study and various other activities.
  • International Students Counseling Room
    On Minami-Osawa and Hino campuses, the international student advisors are available for counseling to help international students cope with interpersonal problems, daily life, health care, visa and otherconcerns. Students are welcomed to seek counseling for any kind of trouble or anxiety.

Supporting System for International Students

  • Tutor Program
    TMU provides first-year international students with tutors as needed to support study at the university and life in Japan.
  • Classes for Japanese Language/Life
    TMU provides Japanese language classes to help international students with their studies and life in Japan. We also provide Japanese workshops given in English, Chinese and Korean, which allow all students, from the beginner to advanced levels to learn Japanese.
  • Seminars for international students
    Overnight seminars are provided to give international students the opportunity to interact with other International students and Japanese students through programs on Japanese history, culture, nature, and multicultural understanding.
  • Support for academic writing
    Japanese graduate students who have undergone special training counsel and coach exchange students for their improving report and paper writing.

SATOMU Program

TMU offers “Semester Abroad at Tokyo Metropolitan University, “SATOMU” program designed for International students from the partner institutions.

The SATOMU program is a short-term program for exchange students from universities shat have academic exchange agreement with Tokyo Metropolitan University. The program`s distinctive courses, offered primarily in English, give opportunities to understand more about Japan and Tokyo. Those who fulfill the requirements obtain a certificate upon completion of the program.

Key Statistics:
  • 9,294
    Students
  • 9.6
    Student:Staff Ratio
  • 4%
    International Students
  • 35 : 65
    Female:Male Ratio

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