Facts & Figures
Producing an enormous number of graduates driving future innovation in science and technology across a diverse range of fields
In the Faculty of Science Division I, education and research are fundamentally about “building a better future with science,” which has been the goal of the university since its original establishment as the “Tokyo Academy of Physics” in 1881, as well as maintaining the traditions of a rigorous educational "meritocracy" which have been in place since the university’s days as the “Tokyo College of Science.” Science is the search for truth about nature, and it is carried out through the study of the various materials and phenomena of the natural world in order to understand what they are fundamentally as well as what laws govern them.
Today, science is being applied, and helping to facilitate advancement, in a diverse array of fields, including engineering, information science, pharmaceutical science, life science and even sociology and many others. The Faculty of Science Division I is characterized by a balance between basic and applied science. And a coordinated connection between basic and applied science permeates every aspect of education and research. The educational aim of the Faculty of Science Division I is to "cultivate graduates equipped with advanced expertise built atop a solid foundation of basic academic competency and possessing a strong sense of ethics and empathy informed by broad learning."