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The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Architecture

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The University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering, located at the Hongo campus counts about 800 foreign students.  About 80 undergraduate, 250 master course, 360 doctoral course and 100 research students -from 63 countries are now studying at School of Engineering, the Univ. of Tokyo. 161 students of them are welcomed at Department of Architecture. As for academic agreements with foreign universities or schools, the School of Engineering has made agreements with 66 universities/schools. Its OIS (Office for International Students) and OICE (Office for International Cooperation and Exchange), staffed with administrative personnel fluent in English, are dedicated to linguistic assistance, housing, coaching, visas and insurance, and activities for social integration.

Through modernization, we are facing many current and future issues which include the interfaces between technology and society, human beings and the environment, as well as those between cultures. Rising above such challenges, the School of Engineering is the largest graduate school of the University with some 750 faculty and staff members and 3000 graduate students. The School of Engineering was first established in 1886 as the Imperial University of Engineering. Today the school consists of 19 individual departments two affiliated research institute and three affiliated centers, and conducts a variety of educational and research activities.

The Department of Architecture deals with a wide range of academic disciplines and is deeply connected with the society. The academic disciplines of the Department of Architecture can be roughly divided into the three fields of Structure, Planning, and Environment. The fields of structure include structural engineering as well as building material, building construction and building production. The fields of planning include architectural planning, design and history of architecture. The fields of environment include heating, ventilation, lighting, water supply and acoustics. The aim of the department of architecture is to educate highly specialized engineers and academics for each of the above fields of knowledge. Approximately 35 professors are enrolled in the department. The AUSMIP+ program will provide excellent opportunities for both local and incoming students to acquire high-leveled know-how and expertise between the 12 partners. Access to the AUSMIP+ program will be organized will be highly competitive applying the highest academic standards

The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Architecture, local coordinator, prof. Shuichi MATSUMURA,

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