Tokyo Metropolitan University

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Tokyo Metropolitan University
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Established 2005
Type Public
Academic staff
695 full-time
Students 8,538
Undergraduates 6,583
Postgraduates 1,955
Location Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
Campus Urban
Tokyo Metropolitan University is located in Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan University
Japan Tokyo Metropolis
As of May 1, 2008 [1]

Tokyo Metropolitan University (首都大学東京 Shuto Daigaku Tōkyō?) is a public university in Japan. It is often referred to as TMU. Tokyo Metropolitan University ranks 239th in the ”Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015, which was released on October 1, 2014. The ranking among Japan’s 781 universities is 7th, behind the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Osaka University, Tohoku University and Nagoya University.


Tokyo Metropolitan University was established in 2005 by integrating three metropolitan universities and one junior college: Tokyo Metropolitan University (東京都立大学 Tōkyō Toritsu Daigaku?), Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology (東京都立科学技術大学?), Tokyo Metropolitan University of Health Sciences (東京都立保健科学大学?), and Tokyo Metropolitan college (東京都立短期大学?).

The English name for the university has not changed since 1949.

Faculties (undergraduate departments)[edit]

  • Urban Liberal Arts
    • Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Law and Politics
    • Business Administration
    • Science and Engineering
  • Urban Environmental Sciences
  • System Design
  • Health Sciences

Graduate departments[edit]

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Science and Engineering
  • Urban Environmental Sciences
  • System Design
  • Human Health Sciences


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Coordinates: 35°37′00″N 139°22′38″E / 35.61667°N 139.37722°E / 35.61667; 139.37722