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School of Science

School of Science Exploring the Truth and Creating Knowledge

Science is inquiring into laws and logic, motivated by interest in the fundamental principles of how the natural world is made. In the School of Science, students study the laws hidden within all sorts of phenomena, such as the elegant theorems built from layers of logic, the structure of the microworld of molecules and atoms, and even the internal structure of Earth and the structure of the universe. Imagine the astonishment from the realization that the structure of the sprawling universe can be revealed through reasoning and experiments. Picture the joy in creating never-before-seen substances by making various materials react with each other, and the thrill of verifying inferences made about the interior structure of the earth through experiments above ground. The School of Science trains students to engage in this kind of cutting-edge research, and produces graduates who can succeed in society on the basis of these skills.

Why Study at the School of Science?

The School offers an ideal place for students hoping to pursue in depth those fields that spark their interest.

The School offers an ideal place for students hoping to pursue in depth those fields that spark their interest.

Being able to study the field you like, based on your interests, is the biggest appeal. Students will become able to decide what field to concentrate on based on the knowledge acquired after entering university among the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and earth and planetary sciences. This is important as subjects taught at university are quite different from what students might have previously imagined.

You develop the fundamental skills for your preferred fields, which makes finding a job easier.

You develop the fundamental skills for your preferred fields, which makes finding a job easier.

Students will find that their years of study at their School of choice is rewarded with good job prospects. Graduates of the School of Science have a reputation for having a solid academic foundation, so that when a problem occurs in the workplace, they do not just take temporary measures — they get to the root cause and produce a real solution.

Making new friends at the School of Science will make the college experience even more fulfilling.

Making new friends at the School of Science will make the college experience even more fulfilling.

Our community of highly capable students intellectually stimulates each individual through interaction with their peers. Voluntary study groups are popular among our students, and some students make progress beyond what is usually required in class. Students with similar interests congregate here, making the place an ideal base for those wishing to immerse themselves in their studies and club activities.

At a Glance

Academic Group (undergraduate study year 1) Undergraduate Major (undergraduate study years 2–4) Graduate Major
School of Science
Department of Mathematics 1 Mathematics Mathematics
Department of Physics 1 Physics Physics
Department of Chemistry 1 Chemistry Chemistry Energy Science and Engineering*
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 Earth and Planetary Sciences Earth and Planetary Sciences
Volcanic Fluid Research Center - - -
Center for Research in Financial Sciences - - -
Exoplanet Observation Research Center - - -

* Interdisciplinary graduate majors connected to multiple departments

Featured Education and Research Activities

Initiative for the Internationalization of the Course Curriculum

Initiative for the Internationalization of the Course Curriculum

With the increasing globalization of society in recent years, the internationalization of the course curriculum has also become an important issue. At the School of Science, we have a group of full-time faculty who are native English speakers teaching courses in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry since 2015. Attendance is not limited to international students. The courses are effective for improving English proficiency, and the number of Japanese students taking these courses is on the rise. We are making steady progress in our effort to internationalize our Basic Science and Technology Courses.

Offering International Seminars and Lectures

Offering International Seminars and Lectures

In the School of Science, we hold seminars and joint forums on cutting-edge scientific research by inviting guest lecturers from around the world. Undergraduate and graduate students have also planned and carried out international workshops. Through these avenues we provide students with opportunities to be directly involved with frontline activities.

Initiatives to Improve the Quality of Education

Initiatives to Improve the Quality of Education

The School is not only dedicated to the education of students but the training of faculty as well. The school offers study sessions on teaching and conducts mutual classroom observation by teaching staff. All of us are always looking for ways to provide the best education and learning environment possible for Tokyo Tech students. Other initiatives include the conferral of awards on two of our junior faculty members every year in recognition of teaching excellence.

Number of Students and Faculty Members

Students - 1,173

Faculty - 169

* Student numbers denote maximum student capacity of the department.

* Number of faculty is subject to change.

Click below for the list of School of Science faculty.

List of Faculty

Teaching Certificates That Can Be Acquired

<Undergraduate Degree Program>

First-Class Teaching Certificate for Lower Secondary School(Mathematics, science)

First-Class Teaching Certificate for Upper Secondary School(Mathematics, science)

<Master's Degree Program>

Advanced Class Teaching Certificate for Lower Secondary School(Mathematics, science)

Advanced Class Teaching Certificate for Upper Secondary School(Mathematics, science)

Disclosure of Information

Message from the Dean

Tetsuo OKADA

Science is the discipline of unlocking natural laws, built on free thinking and intellectual curiosity. Our predecessors such as Galileo, Newton, Marie Curie, and Einstein have tried to understand nature, building on their own curiosity. However, despite the knowledge that humans have amassed over time through intellectual endeavors, we know very little of the natural world that we are part of. History shows that uncovering the essence of the natural world not only satisfies our curiosity, but also contributes to the development of the world we live in. The discipline of science is about inheriting and advancing human wisdom for the common good. Tetsuo OKADA

  • Taishi NAKAMOTO, Associate Dean for Planning
  • Katsushi ITO, Associate Dean for Education
  • Yasuhiro OHSHIMA, Associate Dean for Research
  • Nobuhiro HONDA, Associate Dean for Finance