Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo Institute of Technology (Dong Jing Gong Ye Da Xue, Tokyo Kogyo Daigaku, informally Tokyo Tech, Tokodai or TIT) is a national research university located in the Greater Tokyo Area, Japan. Tokyo Tech is the largest institution of higher education in Japan committed to science and technological advancement. It is among the first five Designated National Universities and chosen as a Top Type University of the Top Global University Project by the Japanese government. It is thought to be among the most distinguished schools in Japan.

Tokyo Tech's principal campus can be found in Ookayama near the border of Meguro and Ota. Its main entrance faces Ookayama Station, and other campuses are within Suzukakedai and Tamachi. Tokyo Tech is organized into six schools, and within each, there are more than forty departments and research centres. Tokyo Tech has enrolled 473 students as undergraduates and 1 464 Graduate students for 2015-2016. It has around 1100 faculty members. Tokyo Institute of Technology produced a Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry Hideki Shirakawa PhD.

Tokyo Institute of Technology History

The history of Tokyo Tech is more than 130 years. Tokyo Tech originated as the Tokyo Vocational School in 1881. It survived the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, as well as the subsequent move of the campus out of Kuramae in 1923 to Ookayama in 1924. It also saw the status transformation to a university conferring degrees in 1929. The University continues to exist today to the present.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Campuses

Tokyo Tech has three campuses which include the Ookayama campus located in Ookayama Meguro as the main campus, Tamachi campus in Shibaura and the Suzukakedai campus, which is located at Nagatsuta, Midori-ku in Yokohama.

  • Ookayama Station campus

  • Tamachi campus

  • Suzukakedai campus

Tokyo Institute of Technology Organization

The University is currently undergoing educational reform. Schools, as well as departments, are now being organized.

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 labs

  • Chemical Resources Laboratory

  • Precision and Intelligence Laboratory

  • Materials and Structures Laboratory

  • Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors

  • Quantum Nano Electronics Research Centre

  • Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI)

Social sciences and politics

  • Centre for Research in Advanced Financial Technology (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

  • Precision and Intelligence Laboratory (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

  • Solutions Research Laboratory

  • Integrated Research Institute

  • Global Edge Institute (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

  • Productive Leader Incubation Platform

  • Academy for Global Leadership

  • Centre for Research and Development of Educational Technology (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

  • Research Centre for Educational Facilities

  • Creative Research Laboratory

  • Research Centre for the Science of Institutional Management of Technology

  • Collaboration Centre for Design and Manufacturing (CODAMA)

  • Centre for Agent-Based Social Systems Sciences (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

  • Foreign Language Research and Teaching Centre

  • Centre for the Study of World Civilizations

  • Asia-Africa Biology Research Centre

  • Centre for CompView Research and Education

  • Career Advancement Professional School

  • Organization for Life Design and Engineering

  • Centre for Liberal Arts

Computing and engineering

  • Materials and Structure Laboratory (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

  • Frontier Research Centre

  • Imaging Science and Engineering Laboratory

  • Global Scientific Information and Computing Centre

  • Structural Engineering Research Centre

  • Super-Mechano Systems R&D Centre

  • Centre for Photonic Nano-Device Integrated Engineering

  • Photovoltaics Research Center

  • Inter-departmental grouping for Informatics

Life sciences, Chemistry and Chemistry

  • Chemical Resources Laboratory

  • Research Centre for Carbon Recycling and Energy

  • Centre for Biological Resources and Informatics

  • International Research Centre of Macromolecular Science

  • Bio-Frontier Research Centre

  • Emerging Nanomaterial Research Centre

  • Centre for Molecular Science and Technology

  • The Osmotic Power Research Centre

Physics and Astronomy

  • Volcanic Fluid Research Centre (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

  • Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

  • Research Centre for Low-Temperature Physics

  • Quantum Nanoelectronics Research Centre

  • Centre for Urban Earthquake Engineering

  • Research Centre for Nanometer-Scale Quantum Physics

  • Research Centre for the Evolving Earth and Planets

  • Centre for Research into Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems

Other facilities

  • Asia-Oceania Top University League on Engineering

  • Tokyo Tech Archive Initiative

  • Health Service Centres

  • HITECH Earth Database Centre

  • Tokyo Tech Front

  • International Student Centre

  • Inter-departmental Organization for Environment and Energy

  • ICE Cube Centre

Tokyo Institute of Technology Ranking

  • QS World University Rankings: #56 in 2022

  • Academic Ranking of World Universities: #101 in 2021

  • World University Rankings: #301 in 2022

  • Best Global Universities Rankings: #316 in 2021

Tokyo Institute of Technology Services for housing

Umegaoka Dormitory

  • Furniture and Equipment: light, cabinet, desk bookcase, chair bed and desk lamp and curtain.

  • Standard facilities: common shower room, laundry room, the common toilet, and central heating and cooling system. Every floor also has a common kitchen.

Shofu Dormitory

  • Furniture and Equipment: light cabinets, desks, closets, bookcase, chair desk lamp, bed refrigerator and air conditioner.

  • Common facilities: common shower room, laundry, common bathroom, and common toilet. An open kitchen on each floor.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Libraries

The central library in Japan is located in the Tokyo Institute of Technology Library located in Ookayama. It houses Japan's biggest scientific and technological library. The library was established in 1882 and suffered the loss of nearly 28,000 books in the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923. It was relocated from Ookayama from 1936 onwards. Ookayama is now the official scientific and technological library in Japan.

1200 students and staff members visit the library every day.

It houses 674,000 books and 2,500 journals, comprising 1600 academic journals from outside the country. The number of research collections that are international is the biggest in Japan. It has approximately 7,000 electronic journals registered every year. The library is thus recognized for its outstanding international and national significance and as a 'Centre for foreign journals through the Government of Japan. The renovation of the building was finished on July 31, 2011.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Life on campus

Its Main Building maintains its value as an architectural masterpiece from its early Showa period. It has seen a lot of the past of Tokyo Tech and has become the symbol of the Ookayama Campus. (Not accessible to the general public)

Tokyo Institute of Technology Sports facilities

It is equipped with an arena, an indoor heated pool on the first floor as well as a gym for weight training and a martial arts room at the bottom. The gym (Ookayama Zone) is extensively used for circles, PE classes, club activities, as well as faculty and students sporting activities.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Career

Tokyo Tech has a proud record of helping students find jobs and career growth for decades. Faculty and staff from every department, undergraduate and graduate, have provided comprehensive advice regarding employment opportunities that make the most of students' specializations. Furthermore, lab supervisors offer advice on career paths tailored to every student's personality and goals.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Research

Tokyo Tech is working to foster world-class research by encouraging international collaboration and establishing internationally-oriented research environments. Tokyo Tech Institute is involved in partnerships with some of the top universities in the world and research institutes, bringing Tokyo Tech researchers overseas and welcoming researchers from abroad in the Institute.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Education

The necessity of universities that focus on science and technology to be present in 21st-century society is crucial. Society is confronted with a variety of issues, including the energy and environment water, food supply, elderly populations, medicine and nursing treatment, disaster prevention and so on. Science and technology can help solve these issues, and it is our responsibility to lead how to do it.

But, these issues are not solved simply by seeking out one's expertise in technology and science. It is necessary to have talented people who have an education in liberal arts and the capacity to connect with people of different cultures.

Frequently asked questions

Is Tokyo Institute of Technology GOOD ?
Tokyo Tech is ranked 4th in Japan and 20th globally in Engineering, according to the Times Higher Education rating. Tokyo Tech graduates have strong opportunities following graduation because of the school's lengthy history and credibility.
Does Tokyo Institute of Technology teach in English ?
At all levels, Tokyo Tech offers comprehensive degree programmes in English. The Global Scientists and Engineers Curriculum (GSEP) is a transdisciplinary Bachelor of Engineering programme that provides aspiring leaders with a diverse range of scientific, engineering, and management courses with a focus on real-world problem solving.
What is the acceptance rate for Tokyo Institute of Technology ?
How can I get admission in Tokyo Institute of Technology ?
You should take the National Center for University Entrance Examinations (NCUEE, website in Japanese) university entrance examination as well as the Tokyo Tech entrance examination (Admission Division). The criteria are the same as for normal Japanese students.
What is Tokyo Institute of Technology known for ?
Tokyo Tech is Japan's largest scientific and technology-focused higher education school, as well as one of the first five Designated National Universities and a Top Type university in the Japanese government's Top Global University Project.
How many students does Tokyo Institute of Technology have ?
What GPA do you need to get into Tokyo University ?
University of Tokyo Hongo Campus in Japan requires students to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 in order to be considered for admission.
Is Tokyo University easy ?
In general, admission to the University of Tokyo is not difficult. Every year, the ranking drops. The product is of terrible quality. The top 50 schools in the United States are all more difficult to get admission to than U of Tokyo.
Is Tohoku University prestigious ?
Tohoku University is Japan's third-oldest Imperial university and is regarded as one of the country's most renowned. In 1736, it was established as a medical school. It's in Sendai, the country's second-largest metropolis north of Tokyo.
What scores do you need to get into University of Tokyo ?
Applicants can demonstrate their proficiency through taking English proficiency exams with the minimum scores as follows:
  • TOEFL iBT: 80.
  • TOEFL PBT: 550.
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5.
Does Tokyo university take foreign students ?
A foreigner who wishes to pursue a postgraduate degree in a certain topic may be enrolled as a Postgraduate International Research Student (Kenkyusei).