University of Electro-Communications

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University of Electro-Communications
電気通信大学
University of Electro-Communications
Established 1945 - The Central Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications
1918 - The Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications
Type National
President Makoto Kajitani
Admin. staff 250
Undergraduates 3800
Postgraduates 1500
Location Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
Campus Urban
Colors (DIC-256)     
Website www.uec.ac.jp
UEC lecture building

The University of Electro-Communications (電気通信大学 Denki-Tsūshin Daigaku?) is a national university in the city of Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan. It specialises in the disciplines of computer science, the physical sciences, engineering and technology. It was founded in 1918 as the Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications [1].

History[edit]

The University of Electro-communications was originally founded in the Azabu district, Tokyo city as the Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications by Wireless Association in 1918. The Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications was transferred to the Ministry of Communications in 1942 and renamed to the Central Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications in 1945. Following to the transfer from the Ministry of Communications to the Ministry of Education in 1948, the University of Electro-communications was established as a national university in 1949. The campus was moved to the city of Chōfu, Tokyo in 1957. The university has been run by the National University Corporation since 2004.

School symbol[edit]

The school symbol has a long history [2]. The student union picked up the topic and discussed it with the University in the year when it obtained university status (1949). Based on the approval from the faculty council in September 1949, a prize competition was held targeting at students and employees. As a result, the design of a Lissajous figure of the frequency ratio of 5 to 6 with Chinese characters meaning "University", submitted by Professor Sadao Matsumura (who later became the fourth President, serving from 3 October 1967 to 28 February 1969), won the competition, and the prize money of 2,000 yen (amount at that time) was given to him. The frequency ratio of 5 to 6 corresponds to the commercial power frequencies of 50 Hz in eastern Japan and 60 Hz in western Japan, and was selected for its meaning of Japan-wide harmonisation. Therefore, the Lissajous figure university symbol can be said to represent the ethos of foundation of the University, that is "to establish a university which is open to all over Japan, by call it by a name without any geographical name, the University of ElectroCommunications".

Organisation[edit]

Faculties[edit]

  • Faculty of Electro-Communications (until 2010)
    • Information and Communication Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Applied Physics and Chemistry
    • Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
    • Systems Engineering
    • Human Communications
  • Faculty of Informatics and Engineering (since 2010)
    • Informatics
    • Communication Engineering and Informatics
    • Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
    • Engineering Science
    • Fundamental Programs for Advanced Engineering

Graduate schools[edit]

  • Graduate School of Electro-Communications (Until 2010)
    • Information and Communication Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Applied Physics and Chemistry
    • Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
    • Systems Engineering
    • Human Communication
  • Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering (Since 2010)
    • Informatics
    • Communication Engineering and Informatics
    • Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
    • Engineering Science
  • Graduate School of Information Systems
    • Human Media Systems
    • Social Intelligence and Informatics
    • Information Network Systems
    • Information on System Fundamentals

Centers for Education and Research[edit]

  • Institute for Laser Science
  • Advanced Wireless Communication Research Center(AWCC)
  • Center for Space Science and Radio Engineering (SSRE)
  • Center for Frontier Science and Engineering
  • Center for Photonic Innovation
  • Research Center for Ubiquitous Networking and Computing
  • Advanced Ultrafast Laser Research Center
  • Innovation Research Center for Fuel Cells

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Coordinates: 35°39′21″N 139°32′39″E / 35.65583°N 139.54417°E / 35.65583; 139.54417