Tokai University

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Tokai University
Type Private
Established 1942
Chancellor Kiyoshi Yamada
Undergraduates 29,008 (2015)
Postgraduates 1,057 (2015)
Location Tokyo, Japan
35°39′52″N 139°41′05″E / 35.664478°N 139.6848°E / 35.664478; 139.6848Coordinates: 35°39′52″N 139°41′05″E / 35.664478°N 139.6848°E / 35.664478; 139.6848
Campus Tokyo, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Kumamoto and Hokkaido
Colors Blue     
Affiliations Tokyo 12 Universities
A campus of Tōkai University

Tokai University (東海大学 Tōkai Daigaku?) is a private university in Tokyo, Japan. Its establishing entity, the Tokai University Educational System was founded by Dr. Shigeyoshi Matsumae in 1942. He opened the Aerial Science College, an antecedent of Tokai University, Shizuoka, Japan in 1943. Tokai University was accredited under the Japan's old educational sysytem in 1946 and underthe new sysytem in 1950. In 2008, Tokai University, Kyushu Tokai University, and Hokkaido Tokai University were consolidated and reorganized into Tokai University.

The Tokai University Educational System is one of the largest general education and research institutions in Japan. Today, Tokai University consists of eight campuses in Sapporo (Hokkaido), Takanawa (Tokyo), Yoyogi (Tokyo), Shonan (Kanagawa), Isehara (Kanagawa), Shimizu (Shizuoka), Kumamoto (Kumamoto), and Aso (Kumamoto), which are composed of 21 schools and faculties made up appx. 80 departments, majors, and programs. Its graduate school offers 21 courses. The total student population is about 30,000 including 700 international students.

Educational Creed and Philosophy[edit]

Tokai University Founding Spirits

Educational Creed[edit]

Cultivate your thoughts in your early days

Nurture your body in your early days

Develop your intellect in your early days

Aim your hopes towards the stars in your early days


"Conflicts and wars have hindered the progress of humanity throughout history. Still, the enduring hope of humankind is to live in a world at peace. The mission of Tokai University Educational System is to turn this hope into a reality. To this end, we offer an extensive range of educational programs that are dedicated to making students aware of their position as citizens of the global community who can enter the world equipped with the knowledge and skills to help build a new world that is characterized by the peaceful coexistence of people, society, and nature."

Undergraduate Schools[edit]

School of Letters[edit]


Asian Civilization

European Civilization

American Civilization

Nordic Studies


Japanese Literature

Creative Writing


Media Studies

Psychological and Sociological Studies

School of Political Science and Economics[edit]

Political Science


Business Administration

School of Law[edit]

School of Humanities and Culture[edit]

Human Development


International Studies

School of Physical Education[edit]

Physical Education

Comtetitive Sports

Judo and Kendo

Physical Recreation

Sport & Leisure Management

School of Science[edit]


Mathematical Sciences



School of Information Science and Technology[edit]

Human and Information Science

Applied Computer Engineering

School of Engineering[edit]

Applied Biochemistry

Applied Chemistry

Optical and Imaging Science and Technology

Nuclear Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Materials Science

Architecture and Building Engineering

Civil Engineering

Precision Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Prime Mover Engineering

Aeronautics and Astronautics

Biomedical Engineering

School of Tourism[edit]

School of Information and Telecommunication Engineering[edit]

Information Media Technology

Embedded Technolog

Management Systems Engineering

Communication and Network Engineering

School of Marine Science and Technology[edit]

Maritime Civilizations

Environmental and Societal Affairs

Marine and Earth Science


Applied Biological Science

Marine Biology

Navigation and Ocean Engineering

Marine Civil Engineering

Marine Mineral Resources

Marine Science


School of Medicine[edit]

School of Health Sciences[edit]


Social Work

School of Business Studies[edit]

Business Management

School of Business Administration[edit]

Business Administration

Tourism Management

School of Industrial Engineering[edit]

Environment Conservation Sciences

Electronics and Intelligent Systems Engineering

School of Industrial and Welfare Engineering[edit]

Production Engineering

Information Engineering

Architecture and Civil Engineering

School of Agriculture[edit]

Schoo of International Cultural Relations[edit]

School of Biological Science and Engineering[edit]

School of Biological Engineering[edit]

Graduate Schools[edit]

  • Letters
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • High-Technology for Human Welfare
  • Marine Science & Technology
  • Medicine
    • Master of Clinical Biomedical Science(New course open in April 2006 )
  • Health Science

New schools opening in April 2007

  • Human Environment Studies

Professional Graduate School[edit]

New schools opening in April 2007

  • Embedded Technology school


  • School of Letters
    • Department of Civilization
    • Department of Asian Civilization
    • Department of European Civilization
    • Department of American Civilization
    • Department of Nordic Studies
    • Department of History
      • Special Study of Japanese History
      • Special Study of Oriental History
      • Special Study of Archaeology
      • Special Study of Occidental History
    • Department of Japanese Literature
    • Department of Create Writing
    • Department of English
    • Department of Media Studies
    • Department of Psychological and Sociological Studies
  • School of Political Science and Economics
    • Department of Political Science
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of Business Administrations
  • School of Law
    • Department of Law
  • School of Humanities and Culture
    • Department of Human Development
      • Special Study of Environmental and Resources
      • Special Study of Human Welfare Environment
    • Department of Arts
      • Special Study of Music
      • Special Study of Fine Arts
      • Special Study of Design
    • Department of International Studies
  • School of Physical Education
    • Department of Physical Education
    • Department of Competitive Sports
    • Department of Judo and Kendo
    • Department of Physical Recreation
    • Department of Sports and Leisure Management
  • School of Science
    • School of Mathematics
    • School of Mathematical Science
    • School of Physics
    • School of Chemistry
  • School of Information Technology and Electronics
    • Department of Human and Information Science
    • Department of Information Media Technology
    • Department of Management Systems Engineering
    • Department of Applied Computer Engineering
    • Department of Electronics
    • Department of Communications Engineering
    • Department of Electric and Electronics Engineering
  • School of Engineering
    • Department of Applied Biochemistry
    • Department of Applied Chemistry
    • Department of Applied Science
      • Special Study of Optics and Photonics
      • Special Study of Energy Engineering
    • Department of Material Science
    • Department of Architecture and Building Engineering
    • Department of Civil Engineering
    • Department of Precision Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Prime Mover Engineering
    • Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • School of Information Design Engineering
    • Department of Network and Computer Engineering
    • Department of Architectural Design
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • School of High Technology for Human Welfare
    • Department of Perceptual Human Interface Design
    • Department of Information and Communication Technology
    • Department of Materials Chemistry
    • Department of Biological Science and Technology
    • Department of Bio-medical Engineering
  • School of Marine Science and Technology
    • Department of Maritime Civilizations
    • Department of Geo-Environmental Technology
    • Department of Marine Civil Engineering
    • Department of Marine Mineral Resources
    • Department of Fisheries
      • Special Study of Exploitation
      • Special Study of Aquaculture
    • Department of Marine Design Engineering
    • Department of Marine Science
    • Department of Natural Engineering
      • Special Study of Navigation
      • Special Study of Logistics
  • School of Medicine
    • Faculty of Medicine
  • School of Health Science
    • Department of Nursing
    • Department of Social Work

Research Institute[edit]

Facility facilities[edit]

  • Hospital affiliated to a medical school
    • Tokai University Hospital
      • Highly emergency medical care center
    • Tokai University Ōiso Hospital
    • Tokai University Tokyo Hospital
    • Tokai University Hachiōji Hospital


  • Marine research vessel, "Bosei-maru"


SHONAN Campus gate
Isehara Campus
  • Numazu Campus
    • Address: 317 Nishino, Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
    • Hara Station of JR Tōkaidō Line
  • Sapporo Campus
  • Takanawa Campus
  • Kumamoto Campus
    • Address:9-1-1 Toroku Kumamotoshi Kumamotoken
  • Aso Campus
    • Kouyou Minami Asomura Asogun Kumamotoken

Overseas offices[edit]


  • Foreign student scholarship
  • Foreign student special scholarship
  • General entrance examination top performer scholarship
  • MATSUMAE Shigeyoshi Commemoration Fund
    • MATSUMAE Shigeyoshi Foreign student scholarship
    • Faculty scholarship
    • Self-study scholarship
    • Establishment commemoration paper scholarship
  • Graduate school scholarship
  • Labor scholarship(Service in a University)
  • Emergency scholarship

(The person to whom tuition payment became difficult by sudden change of a household economy)

  • Medical department scholarship
  • SATO Kanezō scholarship loan(Department of Medical & Health science Student)
  • BOSEI scholarship(Department student of Health science of nursing)
  • Sport scholarship
  • International exchange scholarship
  • KAWAKAMI Masuo & UCHIDA Shoyu scholarship
  • SATO Kanezō Research training scholarship
  • TOKAI University Supporters' association scholarship

Affiliated institutions[edit]

Famous alumni[edit]

Le Mans 24 Hours[edit]

Study Car 2005
Tokai University's Courage-Oreca LC70 at the 2010 1000 km of Zhuhai.

A student team at Tōkai University fielded a car for the Le Mans 24 Hours race in 2008. This was the first time that a university team attempted to enter the race.

The team entered a Courage-Oreca LC70-YGK numbered 22 in the LMP1 class. It completed 185 laps (just under half that of the race winner), retiring due to a gearbox problem, and was not classified.

It has been confirmed that they will race in the Asian Le Mans Series in November 2009. The team raced at the 2010 1000 km of Zhuhai and will race again at the 2011 6 Hours of Zhuhai, both races are part of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.

Global Green Challenge[edit]

The winner of 2009 Global Green Challenge, "Tokai Challenger", Japan Tokai University Solar Car Team

The Tokai Challenger is a solar car. The Tokai Challenger is the winner of the 2009 World Solar Challenge, a race for solar cars across Australia. The car is designed and tested in collaboration with students from Tokai University and several Japanese companies in the automotive industry.

The Tokai Challenger covered the 3021 kilometer off in 29 hours 49 minutes and it took an average speed of 100.54 kilometers per hour.

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