Academic Ranking of World Universities

Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Name: Tokyo Medical and Dental University
English Name: Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Region: Eastern Asia
Country: Japan
Found Year: 1928
Address: 1-5-45 Yushima

1. General

Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) is the only comprehensive medical university in Japan that has both undergraduate and graduate programs in medicine and dentistry. The undergraduate programs are offered through the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry, and prepare students to be medical doctors or dentists. Our graduate programs in Medical and Dental Sciences and Health Sciences produce leaders who go into research (basic research and clinical-based research), education or a combination of such work. Many professors teach and conduct cutting edge research in their respective Faculty or at one of our specialized research institutes, such as the Medical Research Institute or the Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering.


2. Education

Today, approximately 3,000 students are pursuing medical, dental, and life science degrees at TMDU, with a nearly equal number of students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Undergraduates begin their career at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to ensure a well-rounded education. After moving on to the Faculty of Medicine or Faculty of Dentistry, students concentrate on a curriculum that is increasingly integrated between medical and dental sciences and utilizes an inter-professional educational approach, just as graduate students at TMDU have traditionally enjoyed.

In the effort to inspire an attitude of intellectual curiosity in its undergraduates, TMDU sends many students to different institutions, such as Imperial College London, King’s College London Dental Institute, and TMDU’s international outreach centers in Ghana, Chile, and Thailand. In addition, TMDU dispatches selected faculty members to Harvard Medical School for the purpose of spurring innovation in curriculum development. In all, TMDU offers over 200 life science degree programs at its two graduate schools. In addition, thousands of patients are treated daily at the attached university hospitals of medicine and dentistry, institutions that further facilitate the school’s educational efforts, basic and clinical research activities, and community service.


3. Research

     Research and Industry-University Alliance Organization has 9 centers to promote specialized research areas and also support and manage diverse research activities in TMDU from various angles. Among them, Bioresource Research Center has advanced facilities to collect and maintain high-quality data and tissue samples from patients at TMDU hospitals with the aim of discovering new causes for disease and developing personalized medicine. Research Center for Industry Alliances literally promotes collaboration between industry and TMDU research. In particular, Medical Innovation Promotion Center supports processes to make the novel knowledge and technology developed at TMDU translated into practical clinical use.

     One example of this collaboration is a project with Dai Nippon Printing (DNP). In 2012, TMDU and DNP succeeded in the development of 3D Eyeball Imaging, a technology that contributes to the rapid and safe diagnosis of pathologic myopia by using an MRI scanner to create an image of a patient’s eyeball. TMDU and DNP are cooperating on research in nanomedicine products as well.

     TMDU is also working with Sony Corporation, and this collaboration has brought to market a head-mounted 3D endoscope, a device that enables safe and minimally invasive surgery. Another promising area of research pursued by TMDU and Sony is the development of an innovative technique that identifies cancer cells by their unique electrical signatures. In these partnerships and all of its activities, TMDU has one ultimate goal: to serve the needs of patients and their families, in Japan and around the world, by working to fulfill its mission statement of “Cultivating Professionals with Knowledge and Humanity”.


4. International Collaboration

     In 2012 Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) awarded TMDU a very substantial grant to help its graduates gain an internationalized perspective through innovative and intensive education in English, critical thinking and global issues. This initiative, the Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development, will be fundamental in improving Japan’s global competitiveness and enhancing ties between nations. TMDU also received funding for another large-scale project to foster direct international outreach. The Re-Inventing Japan Project — Support for the Formation of Collaborative Programs with ASEAN Universities — will promote student exchange between TMDU and ASEAN universities through the harmonization of academic curricula, the mutual recognition of credits, the strategic recruitment of international students and the deepening of TMDU’s collaborations with its partner universities in Southeast Asia.

     The university’s three overseas research/education centres are also central to its educational and research goals. The Ghana–TMDU Research Center at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana concentrates on the research of emerging and re-emerging tropical diseases, including malaria, HIV, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases. The Latin American Collaborative Research Center for Colorectal Cancer in Chile builds on the foundation laid by TMDU, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and institutions in South America to detect and treat colon cancer at the earliest stage possible. The third centre, the Chulalongkorn University–TMDU Research and Education Collaboration Center in Thailand, facilitates a great deal of cooperation between the two schools, especially in the dental field.

     TMDU currently has approximately 200 international students, who are predominantly enrolled in the graduate school. In fact, despite its relatively small size, TMDU has the largest number of international students in the medical and dental fields of any national/public university in Japan. TMDU is also recruiting outstanding young scientists from around the world for assistant professorship positions focused on medical science research through its tenure track initiative. Another important part of the university’s international outreach is the annual International Summer Program (ISP). Each year, TMDU invites approximately 25 students from Asia to visit TMDU for three days of lectures, poster sessions, cultural and social events, and laboratory tours. Many of these students have since become graduate students at TMDU or other schools in Japan. 

Total Enrollment:2696
           International Students:163(6%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:1339
           International Students:7(0.5%)
Graduate Enrollment:1357
           International Students:156(11%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Comprehensive Diagnostics
           Dermatology and Plastic Surgery
           Environmental Social Medicine
           Female Medicine and Urology and Reproductive Medicine
           Fitness Management
           Foreign Languages
           Functional Morphology
           Humanities and Social Sciences
           Infectious Immunology
           Internal Medicine
           Medical Technology
           Molecular Genetics
           Natural Science
           Neurology and Psychiatry
           Nursing Science
           Pediatric Medicine
           Physiology and Pharmacology
           Sensory Organ Sciences
           Topics In Integrated Studies
Master's Degree Programs
           Advanced Analytical Chemistry
           Analytical Health Science
           Analytical Laboratory Chemistry
           Anatomy and Physiological
           Biochemistry and Biophysics
           Biofunctional Informatics
           Biophysical System Engineering
           Child and Family Nursing
           Community Health Nursing
           Community Health Nursing Practicum
           Critical and Invasive-Palliated Care Nursing
           Experimental Biology Model For Human Disease
           Family Nursing
           Fundamental Nursing and Lifesupport
           Gerontological Nursing
           Gerontological Nursing Doctorate
           Health Education
           Home Care and Palliative Care
           Home Care and Palliative Care Nursing
           In International Nursing Development
           International Nursing Research Methodology
           Management In Nursing
           Medical Informatics
           Medical Science
           Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
           Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Practicum
           Microbiology and Immunology
           Molecular Genetics of Hematology
           Molecular Pathophysiology
           Nursing Education
           Nursing Informatics and Statistics
           Nursing Pathophysiology
           Nursing Seminar
           Oral Health
           Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology
           Policy In Nursing
           Reproductive Health Nursing
           System Management In Nursing
Doctoral Programs
           Advanced Analytical Chemistry
           Advanced Surgical Therapeutics
           Aging Control Medicine
           Analytical Health Science
           Analytical Laboratory Chemistry
           Anatomy and Physiological Science
           Biochemistry and Biophysics
           Biofunctional Informatics
           Biophysical System Engineering
           Brain Medical Science
           Cardio-Pulomonary Diseases
           Chemical Biology Infrastructure Development
           Child and Family Nursing
           Community Health Nursing
           Comprehensive Diagnosis and Therapeutics
           Comprehensive Oral Health Care
           Critical and Invasive- Palliated Care
           Digestive and Metabolic Disease
           Experimental Biology Model For Human Disease
           Fundamental Nursing and Life Support
           Gene and Molecular Medicine
           Grrontological Nursing
           Hard Tissue Engineering
           Head and Neck Reconstruction
           Health Education
           Health Science Polocies
           Home Care and Palliative Care Nursing
           Imaging Research For New Drug Development For The Treatment of Refractory Infectious Diseases
           Infection and Bioresponse
           Infrastructure Development
           International Health Development
           International Nursing Development
           Laboratory Molecular Genetics of Ematology
           Life Science and Technology Track
           Masticatory Function Rehabilitation
           Maxillofacial Biology
           Maxillofacial Reconstruction
           Medical and Dental Sciences Track
           Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
           Microbiology and Immunology
           Molecular Pathophysiology
           Molecular Regulation of Supportive Tissue
           Oral Restitution
           Orofacial Development and Function
           Regulation of Internal Environment and Reproduction
           Reproductive Health Nursing
           Restorative Sciences
           System Management In Nursing
           Systems Neuroscience

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