University of Tokyo-Princeton Partnership

Princeton University established a strategic partnership with University of Tokyo in 2013. It is one of three strategic partnerships (along with Humboldt University in Berlin and University of Sao Paolo in Brazil) that are pillars of Princeton’s internationalization strategy.  To date, the partnership has jointly funded 18 proposals spanning 12 disciplines, including East Asian Studies, Astrophysics, Geosciences, Architecture, Mathematics, etc.In addition, there have been frequent undergraduate, graduate and staff exchanges.

A joint governing committee comprised of faculty and senior staff from both institutions review project proposals and govern the partnership.  To view Princeton’s representatives on the joint governance committee, click here.

About University of Tokyo:

Founded in 1877, the University of Tokyo is the oldest and largest national institution and the top university in Japan.  As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity.  It has three campuses for research and educational activities, including Hongo, Komaba and Kashiwa.  The University has approximately 28,000 students in total, with roughly even numbers of undergraduate and graduate students.  Graduate students are divided almost evenly between MA and PhD programs.

The University of Tokyo actively engages in researcher exchanges with overseas institutions, with the largest number of researchers from the United States, followed by close research exchanges with surrounding Asian countries.  It hosts approximately 3,000 international students (11% of their student population) and have international exchange agreements with over 400 universities around the world.