Established in 1925.
Toho University is heading
towards its 100th anniversary
in 2025.

FOUNDING SPIRIT

Prof. Susumu Nukada
Prof. Yutaka Nukada
The Imperial Women’s Medical College, the predecessor of Toho University, was founded by the brothers Yutaka Nukada and Susumu Nukada in 1925.“Nature, Life, Man” the founding spirit of Toho University, is the title of a book by co-founder Susumu Nukada whose educational principles have given a distinctive ethos to the development of the university, which is focused on natural sciences and today consists of five faculties—Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science, Nursing, and Health Science; and  four graduate schools. With a mission to “develop and foster distinguished professionals with rich humanistic sensibilities and wide-ranging knowledge who cherish nature and humanity based on respect for nature and a profound awareness of the dignity of life and of the individual,” Toho University has been a source of professionals centering on medicine, pharmacy, and nursing who devote their high-caliber scientific knowledge to the benefit of all. Over 32,000 graduates of Toho University are contributing to society in Japan and around the world primarily in medical fields.
Prof. Susumu Nukada
Prof. Yutaka Nukada
The Imperial Women’s Medical College, the predecessor of Toho University, was founded by the brothers Yutaka Nukada and Susumu Nukada in 1925.“Nature, Life, Man” the founding spirit of Toho University, is the title of a book by co-founder Susumu Nukada whose educational principles have given a distinctive ethos to the development of the university, which is focused on natural sciences and today consists of five faculties—Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science, Nursing, and Health Science; and  four graduate schools. With a mission to “develop and foster distinguished professionals with rich humanistic sensibilities and wide-ranging knowledge who cherish nature and humanity based on respect for nature and a profound awareness of the dignity of life and of the individual,” Toho University has been a source of professionals centering on medicine, pharmacy, and nursing who devote their high-caliber scientific knowledge to the benefit of all. Over 32,000 graduates of Toho University are contributing to society in Japan and around the world primarily in medical fields.
1925 Imperial Women’s Medical College founded
1926 School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Imperial Women’s Medical College established
1930 Imperial Women’s Medical College renamed Imperial Women’s Medical and Pharmaceutical College
1941 Imperial Women’s College of Science established
1946 School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Imperial Women’s Medical and Pharmaceutical College relocated to Narashino
Imperial Women’s College of Science relocated to Narashino
1947 Preparatory Course, Toho University of Medicine, established (under the former education system)
1949 Toho University of Pharmaceutical Sciences established (under the new education system)
1950 Toho University established (Toho University of Medicine, Toho University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Toho University of Science integrated and reorganized as the three Faculties of Toho University)
Departments of Biology and Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Toho University, established
1952 School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Toho University, established
1959 Toho University Graduate School of Medicine, established
1979 Toho University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, established
1982 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, established
Toho University Graduate School of Science, established
1989 Department of Biomolecular Science and Department of Information Science established in Faculty of Science
2002 School of Nursing established in Faculty of Medicine, Toho University
2005 Department of Environmental Science established in Faculty of Science
2006 Master’s Programs in Medical Science and Nursing established in Graduate School of Medicine
A 6-year degree program established in Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2009 Master’s Program in Environmental Science established in Graduate School of Science
2010 Doctoral Programs in Medicine and Nursing established in Graduate School of Medicine
Master’s Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences established in Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
2011 School of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, established
Doctoral Program in Environmental Science established in Graduate School of Science
2013 Master’s and Doctoral Program in Nursing established in Graduate School of Nursing
2017 Department of Nursing,Faculty of Health Science, established

 

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT

Globalization has impacted nearly every aspect of modern life. Just like our social or economic activities, the higher education has been shaped and changed by global phenomena as well. The vision for the internationalization of Toho University is to equip our students with intellectual knowledge and practical skills as well as strong senses of ethics and cross-cultural competencies and to prepare them ready to contribute to the world.

Ken Takamatsu
President

Our students and academic staff have greatly benefited by the various programs or projects supported by our partner institutions. The number of international students we hosted has been increasing and we are very proud of those who are now back to their countries and contributing to their community and countries with their strong expertise and skills gained in Toho University. Toho University will expand its global network to develop authentic learning and research environments.

It is our responsibility to provide quality education to our students at all times and all places regardless of their majors. At the same time, we are strongly aware of that the higher education has been required to meet the global standard. Studies of health and natural sciences are no exception. Therefore, we continuously strive to improve our academic programs by addressing global concepts and perspectives, and challenge each of which will meet accreditation criteria determined by internationally recognized accrediting organizations, such as Japan Accreditation Council for Medical Education(JACME), Japan Accreditation Board for Pharmaceutical Education (JABPE), and Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education(JABEE). Student cultural experiences will continue to be focused, but while we develop the credit transfer system, from the institutional to the country level, there will be more credit-based exchanges with foreign institutions.

Toho University will enhance both inward and outward mobility by identifying and providing up-to-date information about our curriculum and research projects to both domestic and international students and scholars. We will continue striving to promote more active collaborations, satisfy intellectual curiosities of all concerned, and demonstrate the vital role in contributing to society, within or beyond our campus.

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT

Ken Takamatsu
President
Globalization has impacted nearly every aspect of modern life. Just like our social or economic activities, the higher education has been shaped and changed by global phenomena as well. The vision for the internationalization of Toho University is to equip our students with intellectual knowledge and practical skills as well as strong senses of ethics and cross-cultural competencies and to prepare them ready to contribute to the world.

Our students and academic staff have greatly benefited by the various programs or projects supported by our partner institutions. The number of international students we hosted has been increasing and we are very proud of those who are now back to their countries and contributing to their community and countries with their strong expertise and skills gained in Toho University. Toho University will expand its global network to develop authentic learning and research environments.

It is our responsibility to provide quality education to our students at all times and all places regardless of their majors. At the same time, we are strongly aware of that the higher education has been required to meet the global standard. Studies of health and natural sciences are no exception. Therefore, we continuously strive to improve our academic programs by addressing global concepts and perspectives, and challenge each of which will meet accreditation criteria determined by internationally recognized accrediting organizations, such as Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE). Student cultural experiences will continue to be focused, but while we develop the credit transfer system, from the institutional to the country level, there will be more credit-based exchanges with foreign institutions.

Toho University will enhance both inward and outward mobility by identifying and providing up-to-date information about our curriculum and research projects to both domestic and international students and scholars. We will continue striving to promote more active collaborations, satisfy intellectual curiosities of all concerned, and demonstrate the vital role in contributing to society, within or beyond our campus.

FACTS & FIGURES

1925

Established

2

Campuses

5

Faculties

5

Hospitals & Clinics

1000

Full-Time
Academic Staff

6000

Students

3200

Graduates

38

Partners

GLOBAL PARTNERS

Expanding global partnerships to facilitate sustainable collaboration in learning, teaching, and research to address global challenges.

ASIA

  • National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
  • Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan
  • National Defence Medical Center, Taiwan
  • West China University of Medical Sciences(Sichuan University), China
  • Kunming Medical University, China
  • Shengyang Pharmaceutical University, China
  • Henan University of Science and Technology, China
  • China Medical University, China
  • China Pharmaceutical University, China
  • Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
  • University of Health Sciences, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Laos
  • National University of Mongolia, Mongolia
  • Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Mongolia
  • The First Central Hospital of Mongolia, Mongolia
  • University of San Carlos, Philippine
  • Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  • Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Walailak University, Thailand
  • Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • Kohn Kaen University, Thailand
  • Mahidol University, Thailand

EUROPE

  • University of Siena, Italy
  • Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
  • Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
  • Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  • University of Cantabria, Spain
  • Queen Mary University of London Barts and the London School of Medicine and

NORTH AMERICA

  • University of Alberta, Canada
  • University of Rhode Island, USA
  • Western University of Health Sciences, USA
  • University of Kansas Medical Center, USA
  • University of Hawaii Maui College, USA
  • Thomas Jefferson University, USA

GLOBAL PARTNERS

Expanding global partnerships to facilitate sustainable collaboration in learning, teaching, and research to address global challenges.

ASIA

  • National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
  • Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan
  • National Defence Medical Center, Taiwan
  • West China University of Medical Sciences(Sichuan University), China
  • Kunming Medical University, China
  • Shengyang Pharmaceutical University, China
  • Henan University of Science and Technology, China
  • China Medical University, China
  • China Pharmaceutical University, China
  • Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
  • University of Health Sciences, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Laos
  • National University of Mongolia, Mongolia
  • Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Mongolia
  • The First Central Hospital of Mongolia, Mongolia
  • University of San Carlos, Philippine
  • Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  • Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Walailak University, Thailand
  • Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • Kohn Kaen University, Thailand
  • Mahidol University, Thailand

OCEANIA

  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

EUROPE

  • University of Siena, Italy
  • Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
  • Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
  • Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  • University of Cantabria, Spain
  • Queen Mary University of London Barts and the London School of Medicine and

NORTH AMERICA

  • University of Alberta, Canada
  • University of Rhode Island, USA
  • University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, USA
  • Western University of Health Sciences, USA
  • lUniversity of Kansas Medical Center, USA
  • University of Hawaii Maui College, USA

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