Universities & Institutes
|Teaching staff||approx. 3,200|
|Undergraduate students||approx. 4,800|
|Graduate students||approx. 1,500|
|International students||approx. 1,150|
|Undergraduate School||School of Science / School of Engineering / School of Materials and Chemical Technology / School of Computing / School of Life Science and Technology / School of Environment and Society|
|Graduate Schools||School of Science / School of Engineering / School of Materials and Chemical Technology / School of Computing / School of Life Science and Technology / School of Environment and Society|
Tokyo Institute of Technology
History and Outstanding Features
The Tokyo Institute of Technology, or Titech, can trace its history back 130 years, to the establishment of the Tokyo Vocational School, and today it is Japan’s leading science and engineering university.
The Tokyo Vocational School was founded in 1881, and together with the Imperial College of Engineering (the precursor of the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Tokyo) was central to engineering education in Japan in the early years of the Meiji era (1868-1912); both schools later became the driving force of science and technology education in Japan.
Over the next 130 years, the Tokyo Vocational School, later named the Tokyo Institute of Technology, has continued to support creative manufacturing in Japan by producing outstanding graduates in science and engineering and making significant advances in science and engineering research.
According to the QS World University Rankings of 2015-2016, Titech places 3rd overall in Japan. Worldwide, it places an impressive 22nd for engineering and technology, and 30th for natural sciences. Despite its remarkable achievements thus far, Titech continues to develop and improve in order to achieve its ultimate goal of topping the league in the most competitive categories.