Tokai University

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Tokai University
Type Private
Established 1942
President Tatsuro Matsumae[1]
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 system in 1946 and under the new system 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.

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 Technology

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]

School of International Cultural Relations[edit]

School of Biological Science and Engineering[edit]

School of Biological Engineering[edit]

Graduate Schools[edit]

Master's Degree Programs[edit]

  • Letters
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Human Environmental Studies
  • Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Information and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Medicine
  • Health Sciences
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Regional Development Studies
  • Science and Engineering

Doctoral Degree Programs[edit]

  • Science and Technology
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Bioscience
  • Letters
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Medicine

Professional Graduate School[edit]

Other Courses[edit]

Japanese Language Course for International Students

Shipboard Training Course

Tokai Cool Japan


  • Hospitals affiliated to the School of Medicine
    • 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

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.


  1. ^ "Greetings | Tokai University". Retrieved 2016-08-20. 

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