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Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology commonly known as TUAT (Tōkyō Nōkō Daigaku) is a renowned public university in Tokyo, Japan. This university focuses on the study of agriculture and engineering.

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
TypePublic (National)
Established1874 [1]
Tokyo (headquarters)
, (in Japanese) (in English)

This University started its journey in 1874 as an Agricultural Training Institute. In 1949 it was established as a national university, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (東京農工大学, Tōkyō Nōkō Daigaku), nicknamed "Nōkōdai" or "TUAT", is a research-oriented national university with two campuses, one each located in the cities of Fuchū and Koganei, Tokyo. The study of Fuchū campus is related to agriculture and Koganei campus is related to study of engineering.

The undergraduate organization of the university has two faculties, Agriculture and Engineering, and several departments as shown below.


Faculty of Agriculture [1]

  • Applied Biological Science
  • Biological Production
  • Ecoregion Science
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Science
  • Veterinary Medicine

Faculty of Engineering [2]

  • Applied Chemistry
  • Applied Physics
  • Biotechnology and Life Science
  • Chemical Engineering (From 2019: Applied Physics and Chemical Engineering)[3]
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Systems Engineering
  • Organic and Polymer Materials Chemistry

Graduate school (Master and Doctoral courses)Edit

2009 dataEdit

The university has about 4,200 undergraduate students and 1,800 graduate students, including more than 400 international students. Every year, around 140 fellows complete doctoral (PhD) degrees. The university has a full-time faculty of 442, plus 377 part-time faculty.

Recognition and rankingsEdit

(2018) With 400+ academic-staffs, TUAT is Japan's second "most-productive" university in terms of "Number of papers per academic-staff" (QS Asian University ranking 2018)
(2018) Ranked as the top 1% of universities in Asia (QS Asian University Ranking 2018).
(2012) The world first: Building a plant factory for fruits: Advanced Plant Factory
(2011) Royalty income from patent was the highest among Japanese university.
(2007) Ranked #1st Paper Citation Index (Field of Engineering, by Asahi Newspaper/University Ranking 2007 and the ISI-Thomson database)
(2005) Grants per one faculty in joint research with industry was the highest among Japanese universities.

NOTE: The evaluation for the ranking system (from UK or Shanghai-based, etc.) is identical for all Universities of the same category and provides a clear and just ranking, taking into consideration the location and the size of the University.

Distinguished alumniEdit

Akira Endo, 2006 Japan Prize laureate, 2008 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, the Canada Gairdner International Award 2017. Professor, 1979–1997.
Susumu Ohno, Author of "Evolution by gene duplication". Ph.D. in veterinary science in 1949.
Hirohide Hamashima, Director of the Bridgestone's Motorsport Tyre Development. Master course 1977.
Taro Kato, President (CEO) NGK Insulators, Ltd., Bachelor of Engineering, 1972.
Shigeru Uehara, Development chief of Honda NSX, Bachelor of Engineering, 1971.
Masaru Gomi, President/CEO, TOYO Corporation, Bachelor of Engineering.
Morshed Khan, (1940–) Foreign minister of Bangladesh (2001–2006). Bachelor of Engineering.
Ginandjar Kartasasmita, (1941–) Member of Indonesian Presidential Advisory Council (2010–2014). Chair of House of Regional Representative (2005–2009); Japan's Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun 2008. Bachelor of Engineering 1965.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "History-About TUAT- Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology".
  2. ^ "別添様式4-1: 学生数" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-27.
  3. ^ "<大学院>別添様式4-2" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-24.

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