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25.5.08

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo Institute of Technology,(東京工業大学 Tōkyō Kōgyō Daigaku) often called Tokyo Tech, TiTech or Tokodai (東工大 Tōkōdai) for short, is the largest institution of higher learning in Japan dedicated to science and technology.


About the Symbol:
The white portion represents the Japanese character '', which is the first character of 'Engineering () '. The black figure represents the Japanese character '', which is the first character of 'University () '. This figure also symbolizes a swallow, which has long been esteemed as a bird of luck in Japan.



TiTech was founded in 1881 in Tokyo as the Tokyo Vocational School. In 1929, it was elevated to the status of national university, and has since April 2004 been incorporated (i.e. semi-privatized) under a new law which applies to all national universities.
http://www.titech.ac.jp/about-titech/e/about-titech.html

The institute has three campuses, the Ookayama campus in Ookayama, Meguro being the main campus. The other two campuses are the Tamachi campus, located in Shibaura, Minato and the Suzukakedai campus, located in Nagatsuta-cho, Midori, Yokohama.

The university is a member of LAOTSE, an international network of leading universities in Europe and Asia exchanging students and senior scholars.


Tokyo Institute of Technology offers:

Undergraduate schools

School of Science
School of Engineering
School of Bioscience and Biotechnology

Graduate schools

Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering
Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology
Graduate School of Innovation Management

Research laboratories

Chemical Resources Laboratory
Precision and Intelligence Laboratory
Materials and Structures Laboratory
Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors


Tokyo Institute of Technology ranked 90th in the 2007 THES-QS World University Ranking

Tokyo Institute of Technology ranked 61st in the 2008 THES-QS World University Ranking

Tokyo Institute of Technology ranked 55th in the 2009 THES-QS World University Ranking

Tokyo Institute of Technology ranked 60th in the 2010 QS World University Ranking

Tokyo Institute of Technology ranked 57th in the 2011 QS World University Ranking

2 comments:

Aero_GIFT said...

Thanks for educating me.

Anonymous said...

I heard this university is the MIT of Japan. only math and science geniuses get in... i wish i could at leat speak Japanese +(

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