Tokyo Metropolitan University Information
The Tokyo Metropolitan University ranking is number 80 in Asia in the University Review List. Similarly ranked colleges include Nagasaki University, Osaka City University, Gifu University, and Tokyo Metropolitan University.
The Tokyo Metropolitan University is a Japanese public university known for its emphasis on graduate programs. Locally known as Shuto Daigaku Tōkyō or TMU, the university has a strong commitment to improving the quality of life in the metropolitan area of Tokyo.
TMU was formally established in 2005 through the integration of three metropolitan universities along with a junior college, namely Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology, Tokyo Metropolitan University of Health Sciences and Tokyo Metropolitan College. The original Tokyo Metropolitan College was formed in 1949 by merging Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industry and Tokyo Metropolitan High School. It had two campuses, Fukazawa campus in Setagaya and Yakumo campus in Meguro, until 1991 when relocated to Hacoiji city, Tokyo. The present campus is called Minamiosawa.
Tokyo Metropolitan University offers 21 undergraduate subjects through its five faculties: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering. There are 28 Master’s courses specialties and 27 Doctoral courses specialties offered through five graduate schools: Graduate School of Humanities, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Graduate School of Engineering and Graduate School of Urban Science.
Tokyo Metropolitan University is known for its Center for Urban Studies, which has been active since its establishment in 1977. It is an inter-disciplinary institute whose main focus is the improvement of Tokyo metropolitan area’s social environment. It also has two Urban Studies graduate programs which were added during the 1990s. The center regularly holds open forums on current and relevant topics wherein all residents of the metropolitan area are welcome to attend.
Undergraduate courses are offered through both daytime and nighttime classes. Working students can complete their respective curricula through night classes alone. Also, the university offers on-the-job training to civil servants of the Tokyo Municipal Government.
Since the university was chartered to conduct research, it employs some of the best local and international researchers. It is often ranked among the top research schools not just in Japan but also worldwide. TMU also boasts having one of the best teacher-student ratios in Japan.
One Tokyo Metropolitan University most notable graduates is Shinjiro Ono, Japan Patent Office’s deputy commissioner from 2002 to 2005.
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Tokyo Metropolitan University Address
Tokyo Metropolitan University – TMU is located at 1-1 Minami-Osawa, Hachioji-shi Tokyo, Japan 192-0397.
Tokyo Metropolitan University Rankings and Quick Facts
Japanese: 首都大学東京 or Shuto Daigaku Tōkyō.
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403 to 510
|Asian Rank (Jiaotong)||
65 to 100
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