University of Tokyo

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University of Tokyo (東京大学, Tōkyō daigaku), also known as Tōdai (東大), is a university in Tokyo, Japan.[1]


The modern university was established in 1877. It merged older government schools for medicine and Western learning.[2]

In 1866, the name was changed to Imperial University (帝國大學, Teikoku daigaku).[2]

In 1897, the name became Tokyo Imperial University (東京帝國大學, Tōkyō teikoku daigaku).[2]

After the end of World War II, the early name of the school was restored.

Notable alumni

Many prime ministers of Japan have studied at University of Tokyo.[3]

Seven alumni of University of Tokyo have received the Nobel Prize.

Other graduates also include Toshio Irie.[4]

Related pages


  1. University of Tokyo (Todai), About the University of Tokyo; retrieved 2012-4-17.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Todai, History; retrieved 2012-4-17.
  3., 大学別総理大臣リスト (Japanese); retrieved 2012-4-17.
  4. "Historical Figures". Birth of the Japanese Constitution. National Diet Library of Japan. Retrieved 24 May 2013.

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