Founded in 1887, Toyo University is a private university that has a long and storied history. It features five sprawling campuses, one satellite and four primary campuses – Hakusan, Akabanedai, Asaka, Kawagoe, and Itakura, in and around the bustling metropolis of Tokyo. Toyo University has 11 faculties, within which are housed 44 departments as well as all the university’s graduate schools. Each campus focuses on different faculties and are all equipped with the necessary facilities and institutions for students in those faculties to fully engage themselves with their studies. Students can also immerse themselves more in student life at Toyo University through participating in one of the many sports or cultural clubs offered at Toyo. The different campuses, such as Kawagoe, Asaka, and Itakura, have their respective campus clubs that students can check out.
As Toyo University’s main campus, Hakusan Campus is located in the heart of Tokyo and offers convenient access to Tokyo’s other suburbs via the nearby JR Yamanote Line. Hakusan Campus offers the best of Tokyo – it is situated amidst residential homes and therefore offers a conducive learning environment, while also offering quick and easy access to exciting areas of Tokyo like Ikebukuro and Akihabara. Hakusan Campus has a focus on the humanities, and houses the most number of faculties, including the Faculty of Law, Faulty of Economics, and Faculty of Business Administration. The campus is also home to a landmark tower – Building 2, from whose roof students can see the exciting sight of Tokyo sprawled out before them.
Akabanedai Campus is a new campus in Toyo University, and aptly houses the Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation and Design. Consequently, this campus is not only well-equipped with all the infrastructure and physical equipment needed for students to pursue this line of study and research, but also facilitates students’ studying methods. For example, the Akabanedai campus encourages teamwork through methods such as cloud-based lecture attendance and file-sharing.
Asaka Campus’ focus is the Faculty of Human Life Design. Due to this faculty’s emphasis on practical studies and experiences, Asaka Campus is well-equipped with all manners for training facilities that allow students to understand their subjects in a more holistic and well-rounded manner. For example, the campus houses a comprehensive range of sports facilities and training equipment. While the Asaka Campus is currently located in Asaka City, Saitama Prefecture, note that Toyo University has plans to relocate the Asaka Campus to the Akabanedai Campus in Kita City, Tokyo by 2021.
Located in Saitama Prefecture, Kawagoe Campus is sprawled out over a large land area and houses many types of research facilities and training grounds. The campus is home to the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Information Sciences and Arts. Consequently, the campus is well-equipped with infrastructure such as an athletic facility, workshops, and laboratories necessary for students to conduct their research.
The Itakura Campus is a similarly large and sprawling campus that houses the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Faculty of Food and Nutritional Sciences. The campus is designed to support the experiments and research of the respective faculties, while also supporting students holistically through its harmonious integration with the natural environment of Gunma Prefecture.
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