About Tokyo Institute of Technology 

Tokyo Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as Tokyo Tech, was officially founded in 1949 with the start of the School of Engineering in the same year. Only four years later, graduate programs in engineering were launched. To this day, Tokyo Tech maintains its strong position as the largest institution for higher education in Japan that is dedicated to science and technology.

International students interested in pursuing natural sciences and engineering majors in Japan might find Tokyo Tech a great fit thanks to the myriad programs that Tokyo Tech offers. At the undergraduate level, students can enroll in the Global Scientists and Engineers Program (GSEP). In the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, students can take courses that include science, engineering, and management. Thanks to the method of project-based learning or hands-on formats, students can acquire transdisciplinary knowledge that will allow them to approach and tackle real-world problems.

For those who are interested in taking a step further in their advanced scientific research at the graduate level, the International Graduate Program is an option worth looking into. It includes a wide array of specializations: Artificial Intelligence, Energy Science and Engineering, Engineering Sciences and Design, Human-Centered Science and Biomedical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Urban Design and Built Environment.

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Worldwide Rankings 

Not only is it a famous name in Japan, but the Tokyo Institute of Technology is also renowned on global rankings for its cutting edge research outcomes and a dynamic learning environment. Tokyo Tech is ranked 58th on the 2020 QS World Universities Rankings. QS Rankings evaluate the performance of universities around the world based on the following criteria: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty Student, Citations per Faculty, International Faculty, and International Students. Tokyo Tech has an overall score of 70.9 out of 100. Out of the five categories, Tokyo Tech scores highest in Employer Reputation with a score of 82.7 out of 100. Additionally, the university is recognized by QS to have a very high research output, which indicates the “research intensity of the university, based on the number of papers output relative to the university’s size”.

According to the Global University Employability Ranking 2019, held by Emerging and Trendence, Tokyo Tech was ranked 32nd in the world and 2nd in Japan for employability, which shows the strong position of Tokyo Tech alumni in the eyes of potential employers. With a strong basis of expertise learned in school, combined with practical and applicable skills gained from internships and research projects conducted throughout their studies, it is no surprise that Tokyo Tech students are attractive employees in the eyes of potential employers.

Domestic Rankings in Japan 

Tokyo Tech was ranked 3rd in Japan in the QS World University Rankings 2020 with an overall score of 91.1. Once again, the university has a leading score of 97.7 in terms of Employer Reputation, closely followed by the score of 96.0 for Academic Reputation.

Tokyo Tech is also often placed in the same tier as other top universities in Japan for its strong performance in academia. In 2001, Tokyo Tech joined forces in academic collaboration through the Confederation of Four Universities together with Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. These four universities collaborate in offering courses that are unique to their academic disciplines to students enrolled at their partner universities.

Why Tokyo Tech Stands Out

Behind the impressive student performance, it is worth noting the small student-faculty ratio of 9:1 in the university. Students are encouraged to have individualized guidance from professors who have rich expertise in their field, which helps ensure intensive and high-quality learning opportunities for all students. Besides the availability of professors and faculty members, students can also have easy access to academic advisors and supervisors who help them navigate through their studies.

17 percent of students at Tokyo Tech are international students out of roughly 10,600 students, which shows the commitment of the university towards diversifying and globalizing its campus environment. International students enrolled at Tokyo Tech come from 78 countries and regions around the world with the same goal of learning and contributing to the advancement of technology in the context of Japan.

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In addition, the learning spirit of students at Tokyo Tech is impressive, considering the fact that approximately 90 percent of students in the bachelor’s program proceeds to further their studies at the graduate level. In order to become qualified engineers and specialists, it is not uncommon for students to acquire a Master’s degree in their field of research. Undoubtedly, the student-centered learning model at Tokyo Tech prioritizes proactive learning and aims to develop professionals active on the world stage.

The spirit shared among the students and teachers is what drives Tokyo Tech forward in its astounding achievements as a leading university in technology in Japan. A strong ambition to surpass current technological advancements has prompted a pursuit of discovery and research excellence in fundamental and applied fields. Tokyo Tech prides itself on prioritizing proactive learning in order to produce students who will become professionals and experts in their respective fields.


Tokyo Tech has been recognized on the world stage thanks to its innovation and dedication to research, which is reflected through both worldwide and domestic rankings. The university is committed to delivering strong results and attracting talents in technological fields for years to come.


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