Tokyo University of Science

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Tokyo University of Science
Tokyo University of Science.svg
Motto An educational foundation for the development of the nation through the advancement of science
Type Private
Established 1881
President Akira Fujishima
Undergraduates 17,180
Postgraduates 3,007
Location Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Campus Urban
Mascot Bocchan
Kudan Campus of the Tokyo University of Science Kagurazaka Campus

Tokyo University of Science (東京理科大学 Tōkyō Rika Daigaku?), formerly "Science University of Tokyo", informally Rikadai (理科大?) or simply Ridai (理大?) is a private research university located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.


Tokyo University of Science was founded in 1881 as The Tokyo Academy of Physics by 21 graduates of the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo (then the Imperial University). In 1883, it was renamed the Tokyo University of Physics, and in 1949, it attained university status and became the Tokyo University of Science.[1]

Faculties and graduate schools[edit]


  • Science Division1

Graduate schools[edit]

  • Science
  • Chemical Sciences and Technology
  • Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Science & Technology
  • Industrial Science & Technology
  • Management
  • Biological Science
  • Management of Science & Technology
    • Management of Science & Technology
    • Master of Intellectual Property

Research institutes[edit]

  • Research Institutes for Science and Technology
    • Research Division Group
      • Division of Colloid and Interface Science, Division of Intelligent System Engineering, Division of Mathematics Education, Division of Knowledge Interface, Division of TUS-Kagurazaka Future Network Research
    • Research Center Group
      • Center of Fire Science and Technology, IR FEL Research Center, Research Center for Advanced Materials, Center for Drug Delivery Research, Research Center for Holistic Computational Science, Tissue Engineering Research Center, Research Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Genome and Drug Research Center, Research Center for Green Photo-Science and Technology, Novavax Inc. Research Group for H1N1 and VLP (Virus-Like Particle) Technology, Research Center for Human Support Engineering
  • Research Institutes for Biological Sciences
    • Division of Immunobiology, Division of Molecular Biology, Life Information Science Center, Division of Biotechnology, Division of Development and Ageing, Division of Intramural Cooperation, Division of Extramural Cooperation
  • Research-Education Organization for Information Science and Technology
    • Information Media Center, Frontier Research Center for Computational Sciences, Information Science Education Center

Affiliated schools[edit]

The university has two affiliated four-year universities: Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi, in Sanyo-Onoda, Yamaguchi, and Tokyo University of Science, Suwa, in Chino, Nagano.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

Literary references[edit]

The Tokyo Academy of Physics, the predecessor of TUS, appears in Botchan by the Japanese novelist Natsume Sōseki.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "東京理科大学" [Tokyo University of Science]. Dijitaru Daijisen (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Archived from the original on August 25, 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  2. ^ <訃報>太田竜さん78歳=評論家、社会運動家 (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun. 2009-05-19. Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Uchū kara mita chikyū kankyō: Manga + eisei gazo. Tokyo: Ootsuki Shoten. 2004. ISBN 9784272330416. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°41′57.8″N 139°44′29″E / 35.699389°N 139.74139°E / 35.699389; 139.74139