Ochanomizu University

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Ochanomizu University
お茶の水女子大学 (Ochanomizu Joshi daigaku)
Ochanomizu University (south gate).jpg
The South Gate entrance
Former names
Tokyo Women's Normal School (among others)
Established 1875
Type Public (National)
President Sawako Hanyu, Ph.D.[1]
Undergraduates 2062 (as of 2012)[1]
Postgraduates 933 (as of 2012)[1]
Location Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Website ocha.ac.jp

Ochanomizu University (お茶の水女子大学 Ochanomizu Joshi daigaku?) is one of only two national women's universities in Japan. The other is Nara Women's University. "Ochanomizu" is the name of the Tokyo neighborhood where the university was founded.


The university traces its origins to 1875,[1] when Tokyo Women's Normal School was founded in Tokyo's Ochanomizu neighborhood.[citation needed] It subsequently underwent a series of name changes: "The Women's Campus of Tokyo Normal School", "The Women's Campus of Higher Normal School", "Women's Higher Normal School", and "Tokyo Women’s Higher Normal School."[1] During those years, the original campus was destroyed in the Great Kantō Earthquake; in December 1932, an new campus was established in its present location in the Ōtsuka neighborhood of Bunkyō, Tokyo.[citation needed]

It was established as Ochanomizu University in 1949[1] and became a national university corporation under Japan's National University Corporation Law in 2004.[1]

Affiliated institutions[edit]

Schools at all levels—nursery, elementary, junior high and high school—are also located on the university's campus.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "About the University". Ochanomizu University. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Affiliated institutions". Ochanomizu University. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 

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Coordinates: 35°43′07″N 139°43′57″E / 35.718477°N 139.732565°E / 35.718477; 139.732565