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Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Coordinates: 35°42?5?N 139°45?55?E / 35.70139°N 139.76528°E / 35.70139; 139.76528

Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Tokyo Medical and Dental University (logo).gif
MottoCultivating Professionals with Knowledge and Humanity
TypePublic (National)
Established1928
PresidentYasuyuki Yoshizawa[1]
Academic staff
677[2]
Administrative staff
1,205
Undergraduates1,380[2]
Postgraduates1,409[3]
Other students
255
Location, ,
CampusUrban
ColorsBloom Gold     
Mission Blue     
MascotNone
Websitetmd.ac.jp

Tokyo Medical and Dental University (, T?ky? ika shika daigaku) is part of Japan's national university system. Tokyo Medical and Dental University offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees in medicine, dentistry, and related fields.

History

The university is originally rooted in Eiraku Hospital (?, Eiraku by?in) which was associated with Tokyo Medical License Exam in 1899.[4] The university was founded under the title of Tokyo National School of Dentistry (, T?ky? k?t? shikai gakk?) as the first national school of dentistry in Japan on October 12, 1928. The school received university status in 1944 as Tokyo Medical and Dental College. It was renamed to Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 1946. Separate Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry were established in 1951, along with a research institute dedicated to materials, which was later expanded to the current Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering. In 2000, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences replaced the former Graduate School. In accordance with the National University Corporation law, the school became a National University Corporation in 2004.[2]

Organization[2]

Graduate Schools

  • Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
  • Graduate School of Health Care Sciences
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Science

Faculties and Colleges

  • Faculty of Medicine, Medical department
  • Faculty of Medicine, Nursing department
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Institutes and Research centers

  • Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering
  • Medical Research Institute
  • Institute for Library and Media Information Technology
  • Center for Education Research in Medicine and Dentistry (joint)
  • Research Center for Medical and Dental Sciences (joint)
  • Center for Experimental Animal (joint)
  • International Exchange Center (joint)
  • Life Science and Bioethics Research Center (joint)
  • Center for Interprofessional Education (joint)
  • International Research Center for Molecular Science in Tooth and Bone Diseases (Global COE Program)

University Hospitals

  • University Hospital of Medicine (800 beds)
  • University Hospital of Dentistry (60 beds, 317 dental chair units)

International Exchange

Tokyo Medical and Dental University has over 200 international students, mainly from Asian countries. The university has university exchange and affiliation agreements with universities from over 25 other countries. Since 2002 the university has had an agreement with Partners Harvard Medical International involving enhancement of TMDU's education programs. An exchange program between Faculty of Medicine and Imperial College London was launched in 2004. The faculty of dentistry has agreements with several schools in the US, UK, Australia and Canada.[5]

Campuses

Yushima Campus

Headquarters of Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Bunky?, Tokyo

Yushima (, Yushima) Campus is the main campus located in Bunky?, close to Ochanomizu Station, which contains the main university hospital buildings and research facilities including the 126m-tall M&D tower.[2] The campus is close to Yushima Tenjin, from which the university plum blossom symbol (five petals) was derived.[6]

Surugadai Campus

Surugadai (, Surugadai) Campus is also located close to Ochanomizu Station and houses the Medical Research Institute and Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering.

Kounodai Campus

The Kounodai Campus houses the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences where undergraduate students start their university studies, and International House dormitory. This campus is located in Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture, about 40 minutes from Yushima Campus by train.

Ranking

According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings data in 2010 the university ranked 217 in the world and seven among all Japanese universities. In the QS World University Rankings in 2010, TMDU ranked number one in Asia in terms of paper citations.[7]

References

  1. ^ http://www.tmd.ac.jp/english/outline/office_of_the_president/index.html
  2. ^ a b c d e "TMDU Overview 2010 / Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Number of students". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ "TMDU overview 2007" (PDF). Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ "International Exchange Overseas Affiliated Universities Inter-Faculty Agreements". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "Symbol and Logo Mark of Tokyo Medical and Dental University". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ "World University Rankings". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011.

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