University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo (東京大学, Tōkyō daigaku), abbreviated as Todai (東大, Tōdai)[6] or UTokyo,[7] is a public research university located in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan. Established in 1877, the university is the first imperial university and currently selected as a Top Type university of Top Global University Project by the Japanese government.[8]

The University of Tokyo
Latin: Universitas Tociensis
Former names
Imperial University (1886–1897)
Tokyo Imperial University (1897–1947)
TypePublic (National)
Established1877 (143 years ago)
Academic affiliations
Washington University in St. Louis McDonnell International Scholars Academy[1]
PresidentTeruo Fujii
Academic staff
2,573 full-time (2020)[2]
unknown part-time
Students28,171 (2021)[3]
Undergraduates14,033 (2021)[4]
Postgraduates14,138 (2021)[5]
Other students
616 research students and auditors[4][5]
Location, ,
ColoursLight Blue  
Athletics46 varsity teams

UTokyo has ten faculties, 15 graduate schools[9] and enrolls about 30,000 students, about 4,200 of whom are international students.[10] In particular, the number of privately funded international students, who account for more than 80%, has increased 1.75 times in the 10 years since 2010, and the university is focusing on supporting international students.[11] Its five campuses are in Hongō, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane and Nakano. It is considered to be the most selective and prestigious university in Japan.[12][13][14] As of 2020, University of Tokyo's alumni, faculty members and researchers include seventeen Prime Ministers, 17 Nobel Prize laureates, four Pritzker Prize laureates, five astronauts, and a Fields Medalist.[15]