Utsunomiya University is a Japanese public university set up in 1949 by integrating three institutions - Utsunomiya Agricultural and Forestry College, Tochigi Normal School and Tochigi Normal School for Youth. Utsunomiya is one of the best technological universities in Japan.
You can do an undergraduate degree within the Faculty of International Studies, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Engineering (in Yoto Campus) or the Faculty of Agriculture.
Some of the university's best known research is in optics and weed science. One of its professors, Dr Yoneyama was awarded the international Thomson Reuters Research Front Award, which prizes achievements in emerging research areas, for having discovered a new class of plant hormones. Utsunomiya University’s research institutes include Center for Education and Research of Community Collaboration, Center for Weed and Wildlife Management, Media Network Center, Center for International Exchange, Collaboration Center for Research and Development, Center for Bioscience Research & Education(C-Bio), Center for Career Education and Services, Liberal and General Education Center, Center for Optical Research & Education (CORE), Center for Teacher Education, Center for the Multicultural Public Sphere(CMPS), Innovation Center for Research and Engineering Education, as well as a university farm and forest.
Utsunomiya is known for having a high employment rate among its liberal arts and science graduates.
Utsunomiya University’s main campus is located in Miné-machi, Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, in the North of Japan.
The institution has exchange programmes with universities in China, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Czech Republic, South Korea, Australia, Canada, France, Finland, Cambodia, Ireland, Indonesia and Taiwan, USA, including California State University in the US, Victoria University in Australia and University of Northern British Columbia in Canada.