Academic Ranking of World Universities

Tokyo Metropolitan University
English Name: Tokyo Metropolitan University
Region: Eastern Asia
Country/Region: Japan
Found Year: 2005
Address: 1-1 Minami-osawa

Tokyo Metropolitan University was established in 1949, and it was reorganized in 2005. Four universities or

college joined to become a new university, which is supported by Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The university

consists of 7 Faculties (Humanities and Social Science, Law, Economics and Business Administration, Science,

Urban Environmental Sciences, System Design, Health Sciences) and 7 Graduate Schools (Humanities, Law and

Politics, Management, Science, Urban Environmental Sciences, System Design and Human Health Sciences).

Tokyo Metropolitan University's mission is "to pursue the vision of an ideal human society in a metropolis." Based

on this mission, our basic philosophy is to give instruction and conduct research in a broad range of knowledge

and in highly specialized sciences, and then, through collaboration with industry and educational and research

institutions, etc., to produce education and research results that are relevant to large cities, to nurture students

rich in humanity and creativity, and to contribute to the improvement and development of human society.

TMU was founded by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and locates in the nationʼs capital, Tokyo. Our core

competencies are,

(1) Improving the urban environment,

(2) Building a highly intellectual society with a dynamic industry structure,

(3) Realizing a society of vitality and longevity.

These activities are supported by high level education and research in MBA, Sociology, Nursery, Architecture, Civil

Eng., Robotics, etc. In general, these activities are not visible from English speaking society.

On the other hand, Tokyo Metropolitan University has been ranked amongst the top ten Japanese Universities in

the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, since TMU has been highly valued for its citation count over

the world. This is a clearest proof that the faculty of our institution work hard at their research activities. In 2010,

the evaluation methodology was changed. The weighting factor of “citation impact” increased. The core

competencies which contribute to the high THE Ranking are:

- Bio-informatics,

- Astrophysics and chemistry,

- Nano-science and technology.

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
ARWU 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
Broad Subject Fields 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields
Subject Fields 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
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