The University of Tokyo

Bunkyo-ku, , Japan

Mission Statement

With the advent of the 21st century, humanity has entered an age in which global-scale exchanges transcending national boundaries have grown stronger by leaps and bounds. Japan too, is expected to display its unique characteristics and contribute to human civilization, as it opens itself to the world. The University of Tokyo firmly believes that, literally becoming “the world’s University of Tokyo”, an institution that serves the global public, is the best way to respond to the faith entrusted in it by the Japanese people and thereby serve Japanese society in this new era. The University therefore dedicates itself to pursue the truths and universal realities transcending the national, ethnic, and language barriers. Through its education and research, the University of Tokyo is also determined to contribute to world peace and human welfare, coexistence of human being with nature, creation of a safe environment, balanced sustainable regional development, advancement of science and technology, and the critical evaluation of traditional culture and creation of new culture. In accordance with these aims, as a pioneer in the new era directed at fulfilling its mission, the University of Tokyo has formulated the “Charter of The University of Tokyo” to clarify its fundamental principles and goals.

About This Cause

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. The University aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills.

The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113-8654, Japan
Unique Identifier B_5KB7ERXGF1