The University of Toyama is located in the cities of Toyama and Takaoka in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. It was formed in October 2005 by combining 3 former national universities; Toyama University (founded in 1949), Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University (founded in 1975) and Takaoka National College (founded in 1983). The origin of Toyama University is Nikawa Teachers College founded in 1875. The University of Toyama has three campuses, Gofuku, Sugitani and Takaoka. It consists of eight faculties, six graduate schools, laboratories, a hospital, libraries and 18 institutes. It has about 9,300 students (including 330 international students).
The Junior College of Business Administration, Toyama University (富山大学経営短期大学部,Toyama Daigaku Keiei Tanki Daigakubu?) was a national junior college in the city of Toyama. The junior college opened in April 1959, affiliated with the University of Toyama. It offered evening courses in business management. The college closed in 1990.[full citation needed]