University of Tokushima

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University of Tokushima
徳島大学; Tokushima Daigaku
The University of Tokushima.jpg
Established 1949
Type National
Location Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
Website Official website

The University of Tokushima (徳島大学 Tokushima Daigaku?) is a national university in the city of Tokushima, Japan, with seven graduate schools and five undergraduate faculties. The university was founded in 1949, by merging six separate national educational facilities into one.


The University of Tokushima was first established in 1949 as a result of a merger of six existing schools, forming what are now the Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Medicine. The university has about 6,000 undergraduate and about 1,700 graduate students from Japan and other countries including South Korea, China, and the United States.

Organization and academics[edit]

The University of Tokushima is organized into seven graduate schools: School of Human and Natural Environment Sciences, School of Medical Sciences, School of Oral Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Nutrition and Bioscience, School of Health Sciences and School of Advanced Technology and Science. As for undergraduate faculties, there are Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Faculty of Engineering. One of the unique features of the university is the large number of affiliated institutes and research centers representing a wide range of interests and disciplines.

Urologist Susumu Kagawa is the President of the University since 2010.[1]


The University of Tokushima operates on three different campuses: Shinkura (with the administrative head office), Jōsanjima, and Kuramoto.

Notable alumni[edit]

Among the alumni of the university are Shuji Nakamura, known as the inventor of first high brightness GaN LED and Shigenori Maruyama, a Purple Honour Medal recipient for his work related to plume tectonics.


  1. ^ "学長 : 香川 征". Retrieved December 7, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 34°04′12″N 134°33′36″E / 34.070°N 134.560°E / 34.070; 134.560