University of Electro-Communications

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University of Electro-Communications
電気通信大学
University of Electro-Communications
Type National
Established 1945 - The Central Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications
1918 - The Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications
President Takashi Fukuda[1]
Administrative staff
250
Undergraduates 3800
Postgraduates 1500
Location Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan
Campus Urban
Colors (DIC-256)     
Website www.uec.ac.jp
UEC auditorium

The University of Electro-Communications (電気通信大学, Denki-Tsūshin Daigaku) is a national university in the city of Chōfu, Tokyo, Japan. It specialises in the disciplines of computer science, the physical sciences, engineering and technology. It was founded in 1918 as the Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications. [2]

History[edit]

The University of Electro-communications was founded in the Azabu district, Tokyo city as the Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications by Wireless Association in 1918. The Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications was transferred to the Ministry of Communications in 1942 and renamed to the Central Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications in 1945. Following to the transfer from the Ministry of Communications to the Ministry of Education in 1948, the University of Electro-communications was established as a national university in 1949. The campus was moved to the city of Chōfu, Tokyo in 1957. The university has been run by the National University Corporation since 2004.[2][3]

School symbol[edit]

The school symbol was set in 1949. The design shows a Lissajous figure of the frequency ratio ob 5 to 6 with Kanji character "学" which means "University". The frequency ratio ob 5 to 6 means the commercial power frequency of 50 Hz (eastern Japan) and 60 Hz (western Japan), and indicates Japan-wide harmonization. The meaning of school symbol is common with that of school name which is "to establish an university which is open to all over Japan, by call it by a name without any geographical name".[3]

Rankings[edit]

University rankings
Regional
Times Asia[4] 801-1000

Global[edit]

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 ranks UEC in the bracket of the 801-1000 best universities in the world.[5]

Organisation[edit]

Faculties[edit]

  • Faculty of Electro-Communications (until 2010)
    • Information and Communication Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Applied Physics and Chemistry
    • Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
    • Systems Engineering
    • Human Communications
  • Faculty of Informatics and Engineering (since 2010)
    • Informatics
    • Communication Engineering and Informatics
    • Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
    • Engineering Science
    • Fundamental Programs for Advanced Engineering

Graduate schools[edit]

  • Graduate School of Electro-Communications (Until 2010)
    • Information and Communication Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Applied Physics and Chemistry
    • Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
    • Systems Engineering
    • Human Communication
  • Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering (Since 2010)
    • Informatics
    • Communication Engineering and Informatics
    • Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
    • Engineering Science
  • Graduate School of Information Systems
    • Human Media Systems
    • Social Intelligence and Informatics
    • Information Network Systems
    • Information on System Fundamentals

Centers for Education and Research[edit]

  • Institute for Laser Science
  • Advanced Wireless Communication Research Center(AWCC)
  • Center for Space Science and Radio Engineering (SSRE)
  • Center for Frontier Science and Engineering
  • Center for Photonic Innovation
  • Research Center for Ubiquitous Networking and Computing
  • Advanced Ultrafast Laser Research Center
  • Innovation Research Center for Fuel Cells

Notable faculty[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Businesspersons[edit]

Scholars and Researchers[edit]

Others[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Administrators". The University of Electro-Communications. Retrieved 2018-04-19. 
  2. ^ a b "History". The University of Electro-Communications. Retrieved 2018-04-19. 
  3. ^ a b "Outline of The University of Electro-Communications 2017-2018" (PDF). The University of Electro-Communications. Retrieved 2018-04-19. 
  4. ^ Asia University Rankings 2017
  5. ^ "THE World University Rankings 2018". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 15 September 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°39′21″N 139°32′39″E / 35.65583°N 139.54417°E / 35.65583; 139.54417