University of Tokyo


The University of Tokyo (東京大学 Tōkyō daigaku), is a public research university located in Bunkyo, Tokyo, being the most prestigious university in Japan. The university has 10 faculties and enrolls about 30,000 students, 2,100 of whom are international students.

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. The University aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills.

The University of Tokyo is considered a top research institution of Japan. According to Thomson Reuters, UTokyo is the best research university in Japan. 

UTokyo is considered to be the most selective and prestigious university in Japan and is counted as one of the best universities in the world. Utokyo was ranked second in the world, behind Harvard University, in Mines ParisTech: Professional Ranking of World Universities (2011), which measured universities‘ numbers of alumni holding CEO positions in Fortune Global 500 companies.

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